An article in Sunday’s Daily Herald (Chicago, Feb. 16) featured the growth of the co-working trend and how it has advanced “statup culture.” Reporter Marie Wilson interviewed Research Park director Laura Frerichs about the trend.
“There certainly is a boom in startup culture. Many people are seeing the opportunity to start companies,” said Laura Frerichs, director of the Research Park at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, which has been home to a business incubator since 2003 and recently began offering co-working. “Governments are becoming more excited about growing their economies with startups.”
The dedicated co-working space available in the EnterpriseWorks incubator was completed in summer 2013.
Here is a blog post Frerichs wrote on the topic of coworking, in 2013.