Eagle Chamber President, Mick Daly, Juice Plus+, reported to the Chamber’s Board of Directors at its April meeting that more than 60 had responded to the survey and 26 of them provided their contact information for follow up. Daly said, “These are particularly gratifying numbers and indicate both the need and the desire for a CoWorking facility in Eagle.”

He also referenced Andy Jessen’s, Bonfire Brewing Company, valued response to the survey:

I think for the space to work, it needs to be full/vibrant/active. My sense is also that people who are looking for such a space are on tighter budgets, so I think the facility needs to get creative about funds, e.g., stock in businesses that get their start there instead of rent; a true incubator. If it’s just shared office space, it’s not different enough to work in my opinion.

Some of the distinguishing features of co-working are:

  • CoWorking spaces are all about community building and sustainability.
  • CoWorking is about creating better places to work and a better way to work.
  • CoWorking supports new business startup, incubation and acceleration without the usual high cost.

The survey is still open – the more the merrier:  Click here for the Co-working-survey.

The Eagle Chamber’s Business Development Committee, which acts as a steering committee for the Co-Working study, will continue its research and conduct survey follow-ups. They are planning to complete their assessment by the end of June. A full presentation of CoWorking will be made at the June Networking Breakfast.