Co-working space opens in Marion

Shared office space provides remote workers, entrepreneurs space to work

Pedestrians and cars on Seventh Ave in uptown Marion on Monday, March 16, 2015. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Pedestrians and cars on Seventh Ave in uptown Marion on Monday, March 16, 2015. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

A new co-working space is now open in Marion, joining a list of shared office spaces already in the Corridor.

Marion Economic Development Corp. announced the opening of Loft Coworking Friday. The organization will host a ribbon cutting for the venue, 700 11th St., Suite 201, at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14.

Loft Co-working has work stations, private offices, a conference room and wireless internet access for members of the space.

Shared office spaces, such as Loft, are where entrepreneurs, remote employees, freelancers and other professionals can pay for a membership to have a place to work. Instead of working from home or local coffee shops, co-working spaces are meant to give those workers a more office-type environment.

“Co-working is a great way for location independent professionals to have both a quiet or collaborative environment to grow their ideas and grow their business,” MEDCO President Nick Glew said in a news release.

Other co-working spaces in the Corridor include the Vault in the New Bohemia District in Cedar Rapids; Dostal House, a female-centric workspace also in NewBo; and MERGE and RADinc in Iowa City.

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