The co-working space movement came to Fairfield County in 2011 with the founding of the Stamford Innovation Center. In 2013, the Fairfield County Shared Workspaces initiative evolved from The Business Council’s recognition of the potential impact of these co-working spaces on the growth of entrepreneurial business, innovation and job creation in the state.
Initially launched to cross market their services and to make referrals to entrepreneurs, the Initiative has evolved along with the spaces themselves. Today, incubators, accelerators and maker spaces have joined co-working spaces as essential resources within local ecosystems.
Shared space leaders in Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk and Stamford all took leadership roles in their cities’ participation in the CTNext Innovation Places grants competition. The Business Council continues to support the field through information services and promotional support.
Fairfield County Shared Workspaces
The following are coworking organizations from across the region: