Coworking space planned for Tech research center
The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center soon will be the site of a coworking space.
The Blacksburg research center will house COgro, a flexible workspace designed to offer entrepreneurs, remote workers and small-business owners many of the amenities of a large business office.
Coworking sites have become a growing national trend, with many popping up in urban areas such as Northern Virginia, Richmond and Norfolk in recent years.
COgro’s grand opening is set for Oct. 1. It will house 64 coworking members in unreserved and reserved workstations and two-and four-person offices. Amenities will include free parking, Wi-Fi, 17 conference rooms and access to copy, print, fax and scan machines.
The HUBZone-designated site also will offer networking and training events.
Established in 1985, the 230-acre research center has more 185 companies with over 3,000 employees.
The center is owned and managed by the Virginia Tech Foundation.