CoCo announced today that it will partner with Fargo-based Emerging Prairie to open a new location in Fargo, N.D.
CoCo Fargo, slated to open in early August, 2014, will be located in a 6,000-square-foot space at the historic Merchants National Bank Building, 112 ½ N. Broadway. Both individual and group memberships at CoCo Fargo are available now, with registrations being taken at the CoCo website.
This new CoCo location – the company’s first outside the Twin Cities – is the result of a three-year grassroots effort by Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation (GFMEDC), the Kilbourne Group and the founders of Emerging Prairie. “With the continued growth of Emerging Prairie and the partnership with CoCo, the preeminent co-working space operator in the Midwest, Fargo is ready to take the next step in its entrepreneurial development. This partnership supports local business growth and sustained economic development for the region,” said GFMEDC President Jim Gartin.
As part of this ongoing partnership, CoCo will manage the space and membership, while Emerging Prairie will organize events and meetups. “We are committed to supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Greg Tehven, co-founder of Emerging Prairie. “We believe that a collaborative work space improves the work experience for people, especially entrepreneurs. Our new partnership with CoCo is an important step toward increasing innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship in the region,” he said.
Although planning and construction is still underway, CoCo anticipates having enough space to serve at least 100 members, including dedicated space for individuals and small startups. In addition, the space will be reconfigurable to allow for events. CoCo Fargo members will have access to all CoCo locations.
For CoCo, expansion to Fargo is part of a strategy to connect entrepreneurs and innovators across the region. “We’re honored to be invited to Fargo,” said CoCo CEO Kyle Coolbroth. “There’s an extraordinary level of enthusiasm and commitment in this city. Our goal is to actively support all those who want to build new businesses and help Fargo grow,” he said
About CoCo coworking and collaborative space
CoCo is a shared workspace where entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, small businesses and corporate workgroups can gather to share ideas, team up on projects and get work done. CoCo has locations in downtown and Uptown Minneapolis, Minn., St. Paul, Minn., and now in Fargo, N.D. More information: http://cocomsp.com
About Emerging Prairie
Emerging Prairie is a digital-media company committed to informing, connecting and activating the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the upper great plains. With a primary focus on startups, technology, and innovation, we operate an online publication and host events that highlights the entrepreneurs, creatives and innovators shaping our region’s future. More information: http://emergingprairie.com
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