The Fairfield County Shared Workspace Initiative evolved from the Business Council’s realization that co-working spaces have a direct tie to the economy as environments that foster the growth of small business, innovation and job creation in the state. In an effort to understand this community’s dynamic, The Business Council offered to facilitate a purposed, managed network of Fairfield County’s shared workspace organizations that works to solve their challenges and advocate for their needs.
At its outset, the group aims to strengthen its members by cross marketing workspaces, sharing resources, making referrals to entrepreneurs, establishing best practices, and working to understand the needs of the workforce that seek their spaces out.
However, as the Shared Workspace Initiative continues to take shape, its goals will also expand. Moving forward, the Initiative hopes to offer events that promote the broad range of available workspaces, opportunities to learn from workspaces in other regions, and expanded communication channels for members through networking and online resources.
Regional Shared Workspace Inventory
There are currently 12 coworking organizations from across the region participating in the Shared Workspace Initiative:
You can learn more about each by clicking the desired space’s name in the list above. If you’re looking for at-a-glance profiles of each space, we also offer our Regional Shared Workspaces Inventory, which provides a summary of each organization’s history, amenities, contact information and application procedures. To download that document (.pdf), click here.