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Rural Coworking

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Scope and Purpose

This page is intended as a resource for folks who are interested in learning about the rural dimensions and possibilities for coworking, whether from a research perspective or that of potential space catalyst or coworker. We have sections to aggregate research,on rural coworking spaces and a collection of links to publications where rural coworking or topics of interest to rural coworking practitioners are being discussed.


Coworking in Big Cities vs. Small Towns - results from the 2011 Global Coworking Survey at deskmag

Preconditions for Sustainable Rural Coworking Spaces in Southwest Finland: Field Study England - Case Study Mietoinen. Master's thesis by Juha Heikkilä


Rural Spaces

Canada / USA

e=mc2 The Centre for Business Excellence - Canmore, AB Canada

The Candy Factory - Lancaster, PA USA - Central PA

TMC Coworkspace - Plymouth, IN USA

JumpStart Community - Blacksburg, VA USA

AltamontCowork - Tracy, CA USA

Veel Hoeden - Pella, IA USA

La Venture Station - La Grange, KY USA

Spark Plaza - Johnson City, TN USA

The Tink Tank - Asheville, NC USA

Mojo Coworking - Asheville, NC USA

Business Success Unlimited - Three Rivers, MI, USA

Thomas Technology Group - Camp Hill, PA USA

Cowork Penticton, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

The Shop - Helena, MT USA

HardScrabble Solutions, Presque Isle, ME USA

Iron Clad Coworking - Wamego, KS USA



Ammersee Denkerhaus - Diessen, Bavaria GERMANY

Coworkerei - Tegernsee, Bavaria GERMANY

Coworking Königstein, 61462 Königstein, GERMANY

CREARIUM - Monzón, Huesca, SPAIN

Devon Work Hubs - Devon, UK

First Floor - Brescia/Lago di Garda, ITALY

Kamer52 - Oosterhout, North Brabant, NETHERLANDS 

Rayaworx - Santanyí (Mallorca), SPAIN

weXelwirken Härten – Kusterdingen, GERMANY

Lo Gal Coworking Narbonne (Southern France rural coworking Space near Narbonne)



How To Start A Coworking Space In Your Small Town - By Joel Bennett, published by Becky McCray in Small Biz Survival

Everything Solid Melts Into Jelly: Coworking In Rural England - by Sophie Garrett in Shareable

Cultivating Rural Coworking - by Molly Malone at OpenDesks

Coworking to Quick-Start Rural Innovation by Mark Kidd in The Daily Yonder

Coworking: An economic development idea for rural America? - By Jessica Stillman on Gigaom

Can coworking spaces thrive in small urban areas? - by Holly Landau on Telesaur

How to Start a Rural Coworking Community - By Beth Buczynski on Shareable


Next Steps and Ideas

  • We could use a working definition of "rural." There are many conflicting classification systems to draw on. Is there one system where folks in the US could plug in the name of their town and see a classification (urban, exurban, metropolitan, micropolitan, rural, etc.), just to have a point of reference?
  • Rural-specific ideas or best practices for space owners and catalysts