Hello hello all – it has been a long time. I’m happy to report that Local 64 in Montpelier, Vermont is going into our sixth year (we’ll turn six on 6/4). As we head there, as members of that elite corps of rural coworking spaces, I’m keen to know who are compadres are.
Montpelier is the capital of Vermont, with a population just under 8,000 with a median household income of $62,000. Much of the economic life in our town is driven by government and nonprofits. But we do have small and growing creative sector, particularly where communications is involved.
Local 64 (http://local64.com) fluctuates between 20 and 25 members, as do our bills in the winter and summer. We try to provide both an excellent work environment as well as a modest rhythm of events – mixers, art openings, and third party events. We don’t really serve entrepreneurs and startups – yet!
Anyone else out there working to build a coworking community in a town of 8,000 to 20,000? If so I’d love to hear your story – and perhaps we can connect as a subgroup, to share ideals, experiences, and tactics to sustain vibrant spaces in limited markets.