As coworking spaces become increasingly popular, a few have made their way to Tucson freelancers and entrepreneurs for a collaborative kind of getting stuff done. Whether you’re in need of a fashionable place to meet clients or a communal spot to work with the team, these four spaces are bound to impress.
Tucson’s very first coworking space, Spoke6 is tailored for the modern creative mind. The spoke wheel represents what Spoke6 is all about: cooperation, mutual support, and the celebration of individuality as it forms a unique community. True to its name, this coworking space is bike-friendly and encourages its members to get their by bicycle or public transportation to help protect the environment. Members have access to both private and collaborative workspaces, showers, meeting rooms, storage, and a kitchen—plus the extensive foodie scene surrounding Spoke6 throughout Tucson’s arts district.
Connect Coworking gives work a hip new vibe. Though coworking spaces are often thought to be just for freelancers and work-from-homes, this one is the spot to be for many Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, universities, and local startups. Members get delicious in-house coffee, access to a local beer tap, a beautiful patio, a business mailing address, unlimited printing, 24/7 access, and more. Connect spans the entire second floor of the Rialto building, providing plenty of space to stretch out and get to work.
Rail Yard is the ultimate coworking space for those who seek to blend style with productivity. Located at the center of Tucson’s beautiful historic district, Rail Yard makes an old brick warehouse into a sophisticated workspace for a variety of professionals. Flex spaces and individual offices are brightly decorated and equipped with sturdy, chic furniture. Amenities include a managed reception area, Chrome Cast, meeting spaces, 24/7 access, a TV lounge, and more.
CoLab provides a unique coworking experience. Though the space used to be a Gangplank branch, it merged with Startup Tucson, a non-profit initiative aimed at assisting local entrepreneurs, in early 2014. The main idea is the same: professionals can come and go as they like for free, so long as they take care of the space and support the community in any way they can. Though resources are relatively minimal, CoLab is a fantastic spot for those of all backgrounds to network, collaborate, and grow.
No matter your professional needs, coworking spaces are a great way to become involved in your community, make new connections, and switch up your work environment to boost productivity. Where do you love to get stuff done in Tucson?
Connect Coworking – ConnectCoworking.com
Rail Yard – RailYardTucson.com
Spoke6 – Spoke6.com
CoLab – Facebook.com/CoLabWS