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 […]

The MERGE Innovation Space in downtown Iowa City is a finalist for the national University Economic Development Association’s (UEDA) 2018 Awards of Excellence, reports the Corridor Business Journal. The co-working space is one of four contenders in the Talent + Innovation category, and will be recognized along with the University of Iowa for encouraging “a […]