I’m a member/maintainer/director at Workantile in Ann Arbor. We’ve been around for 10 years now and have operated nearly since the beginning essentially as a cooperative with member maintainers and as a not-for-profit. I’m looking for similar spaces to chat with – we’ve been facing increasing pressure from competitors that have massively different business structures.
Hey Cory! Nice to meet you.
You might be interested in learning more about Work Hard Pittsburgh. They operated in a similar way for years, and a couple years ago embraced the modem, moving to a fully member-owned coop. They’ve done very well because of that broad engagement/investment by members, even as larger commercial coworking spaces have opened in the city. I recommend reaching out to their executive committee.
Hey Cory - Happy to chat if you’d like. I’m from The Factory here in Grand Rapids, MI and I’ve had the chance to stop by your place a few times. Shoot me an email at [email protected] if you’d like.