2019 State of Coworking: Over 2 Million Coworking Space Members Expected


The market for coworking spaces has undergone remarkable growth in the last couple of years and continues to flourish to this day. And new questions are being asked: what if economic growth slows and a new financial crisis emerges? The following numbers summarize the expectations for coworking spaces and their members based on results from the 2019 Global Coworking Survey


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

With funding support from the BB&T Economic Growth Fund at the Lancaster County Community Foundation, the Tech Celerator @TheCandy Factory, offers free business-grade WiFi, six conference rooms with large screen TVs and whiteboards, three workshop areas, event space, and parking for guests and clients along with business mentoring and support services provided by Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services Network personnel.


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Raising Awareness about Entrepreneurship as an Economic Development Strategy

Ecosystem Builder Hub

“Communities seeking to grow their economy need to understand the impact entrepreneurship and small business play in economic growth.” — Grow Your Own: Entrepreneurship-based Economic Development for Local Communities, Dell Gines, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Frustrations and Challenges of Ecosystem Builders

Ecosystem Builder Hub

As an emerging field that is challenging the status quo of entrepreneurship in economic development, ecosystem builders are bound to run into obstacles along the way which – if repeated and consistent – make us want to pull our hair out.

Expanding Our Entrepreneurial Imagination in Indianapolis

Forward Cities

Maybe you envision your local coffee shop owner who wants to create space for community members to connect over a good cup of joe. In King Commons, we met a group of guys running a bike repair shop out of a home garage, a woman launching a small restaurant inside of a bodega that was still under development, and community leaders who developed their ability to see potential business opportunities into a community-economic development consulting firm.