Gravitate Coworking is expanding to two new communities. The timing, nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, is unexpected, Gravitate owner Geoff Wood said. But opportunity knocked to set the coworking space up for the post-COVID world in Jefferson and Cedar Falls. “On the one hand, we’re in survivability mode to get to the end […]
A new Gravitate Coworking location in Jefferson is now accepting members, Gravitate Coworking announced last week. The new coworking office is located at 202 E. State St.; members will have access to the office at all hours during the week. More information is available online.
At the start of 2020, Roboflow co-founders Brad Dwyer and Joseph Nelson were not used to working in the same city. Funny enough for this startup, the COVID-19 pandemic brought them under one roof. After launching in August 2019, the pair had set into a rhythm of remote work: Nelson took turns alternately visiting Des […]
Gravitate Coworking is moving its Valley Junction location to Windsor Heights. Now renamed Gravitate Midtown, the coworking space will open on Sept. 1 at 6500 University Avenue, the company announced in a blog post. The move comes after West Des Moines City Council voted to end a building lease agreement with the West Des Moines […]
The West Des Moines City Council is reviewing a building lease in Valley Junction that houses the West Des Moines Business Incubator and Gravitate Coworking after a council workshop on Monday night. The West Des Moines Business Incubator leases a Valley Junction building from the city for $1 a year, and subleases the building to […]
Gravitate Coworking’s new location downtown, at 500 Locust St. Photo contributed Since founding Gravitate Coworking in 2014, Geoff Wood has never held the giant novelty ribbon-cutting scissors. Tonight, at Gravitate Downtown’s grand reopening in a new office, he should have his chance. “I’m kind of excited about that,” he noted on Tuesday. Gravitate’s new downtown […]
The Iowa City Area Development Group’s most recent collaboration space CoWork @ 808 opened this past week in Coralville, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The space is the group’s third coworking space to open in Johnson County. The project received up to $40,000 in startup costs from the city of Coralville last October.
Office Depot is counting on formerly empty storefronts to make a big impact on its new business model: the company’s new Workonomy Hubs offer coworking desks and private offices are part of a catchall location of business services, reports Fast Company. Nationally, Office Depot has closed around 300 locations in two years, so if successful, the […]
A new office rental and coworking space in Cedar Rapids is offering group health insurance plans and other benefit programs to clients starting in October, reports the Corridor Business Journal. Office Evolution, which opened this spring in the NewBo district, plans to offer Affordable Care Act-compliant group health insurance plans through human resources consultancy TriNet. […]
Artist’s rendering of the Maple Ventures renovation design, expected to open on Oct. 1. Illustration provided by Ramco Innovations. At Ramco Innovations on Maple Street, the warehouse was not an immediate contender to house up-and-coming startups. In fact, renting space and offering administrative assistance from the 50-year-old Ramco business wasn’t even a formal strategy when the company […]