Authors: Marc Marean*, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Topics: Urban Geography, Economic Geography, Human-Environment Geography
Keywords: urban, technology, economic
Session Type: Poster
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 4:35 PM
Room: Virtual Track 3
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Coworking spaces have begun to appear throughout the Great Plains region, advocating for the creation of new businesses at a lower startup cost. However, very little research has been done to support and to synthesize the impact these the business startups have had on communities that have traditionally experienced marginal population growth over time. Utilizing a mixed-methods approach with the aid of GIS and content analysis techniques, this preliminary study is to evaluate the prevalence of coworking spaces in cities and towns across Nebraska and to demonstrate the impact that co-working spaces have on these communities. In addition, this analysis will seek to understand the practices of the businesses that utilize coworking spaces in these communities and the impact they are having on the landscape in the state of Nebraska.