According to Forbes, in 2007, coworking spaces were limited, with roughly 14 throughout the country. Now, there are at least 11,000 and expected to more than double that in 2020 with up to 26,000. Some of the many reasons entrepreneurs, remote workers, and startups are leaning towards coworking spaces are due to lower costs, furnished offices, more chances for networking, startup support, and the amenities spaces offer.
Norman Auger wanted to find a new office space after 26 years of feeling like his office resembled a funeral home and his desk a coffin. “So, I acquired a beautiful bamboo standing desk but it didn’t quite fit in the morgue.” During his adventure of looking for new office spaces, Norm mentioned how he first heard of FUSE.
“When I decided to open my own wealth management office, the beloved Eric Sullivan suggested I check out FUSE.
Although the only intention of visiting FUSE was to cross off something on a to-do list, Norm was blown away by the idea of coworking and the collaborative atmosphere here.
“Now, at the two-week mark, I am inexplicably more productive and noticeably happier to those who know me.
Blueprints for my modern concrete, glass and steel office have been shelved. Looks like I’ll be here for a while.”
As Lincoln’s innovative ecosystem continues to rise, FUSE aims to be the hub for top talent and technology. The increasing desire to work remotely or start a new business leads to more and more coworking spaces popping up around town.