Cowork Rochester

Specialty Co-working

Posted in coworking, news coverage by Erik on February 15, 2010

The New York Times has an article today about a specialty co-working location Green Spaces (NY) which is focusing in on the needs of environmental startups as well as running a green business. With Rochester so heavily focused on medicine, could this area support a more focused co-working facility that was geared toward bio-technology?¬†It’s clear that the larger environmental movement nation-wide is taking hold in a big way in the co-working space and should be included in any local efforts to create a co-working facility, bio-tech focused or not.

The future bio-technology park in Pine Island¬†seems to indicate that traditional co-working may be to “small” to handle the needs of the medical industry. However, it’s also clear that gathering of any industry vertical together into one location is beneficial. Rochester’s smaller information based businesses would certainly benefit from the presence of a co-working facility.