For years, Richardson has been known as The Telecom Corridor. As you might have guessed, this is because so many telecom companies made their home in Richardson. Not just anywhere in Richardson, but right off Highway 75, Central Expressway which is the main north/south highway from Downtown Dallas through Richardson, through Plano and Allen, and going even further north an hour into Oklahoma. Since most people drove through this area often, it's considered a corridor, hence, the Telecom Corridor name sprung.
Since the Telecom bust a few years ago, Richardson has become a little sleepy with several empty businesses. We still have SBC/AT&T, Samsung, Nortel and Ericcson, however, many others left long ago. Over the past couple of years, Richardson has tried to rid the term "Telecom" in order to attract new companies.
Countrywide moved into a huge space a couple of years ago. Fossil, mostly known for their watches, also moved into this area, though they still keep their old office a little further away in Richardsonas well (the owner of Fossil lives less than a mile from me!!).
Richardson has now welcomed several new High-Tech companies into the community such as, Tango Networks, Huawei Technologies, Hanson Robotics, Enfora, Sirific Wireless, InnerWireless, Carrius Technologies, and many others... as you can see, though some telecom is moving back into the area, Richardson will no longer hold the stigma of being only telecom.
All this relocation is welcomed as we need a boost in property appreciation and higher demand!! Please don't hesitate to email or call me if I can help you with any real estate needs or answer any questions for you. Remember, I work all of North Dallas County and Collin County including Richardson, Plano, Allen, Frisco, Carrollton, Garland, Rowlett, McKinney, etc... my car will take us anywhere you need to go!!