4 Cool Tucson Coworking Spaces

As coworking spaces become increasingly popular, a few have made their way to Tucson freelancers and entrepreneurs for a collaborative kind of getting stuff done. Whether you’re in need of a fashionable place to meet clients or a communal spot to work with the team, these four spaces are bound to impress.

Spoke6

Tucson’s very first coworking space, Spoke6 is tailored for the modern creative mind. The spoke wheel represents what Spoke6 is all about: cooperation, mutual support, and the celebration of individuality as it forms a unique community. True to its name, this coworking space is bike-friendly and encourages its members to get their by bicycle or public transportation to help protect the environment. Members have access to both private and collaborative workspaces, showers, meeting rooms, storage, and a kitchen—plus the extensive foodie scene surrounding Spoke6 throughout Tucson’s arts district.

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Connect Coworking

Connect Coworking gives work a hip new vibe. Though coworking spaces are often thought to be just for freelancers and work-from-homes, this one is the spot to be for many Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, universities, and local startups. Members get delicious in-house coffee, access to a local beer tap, a beautiful patio, a business mailing address, unlimited printing, 24/7 access, and more. Connect spans the entire second floor of the Rialto building, providing plenty of space to stretch out and get to work. 

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Rail Yard

Rail Yard is the ultimate coworking space for those who seek to blend style with productivity. Located at the center of Tucson’s beautiful historic district, Rail Yard makes an old brick warehouse into a sophisticated workspace for a variety of professionals. Flex spaces and individual offices are brightly decorated and equipped with sturdy, chic furniture. Amenities include a managed reception area, Chrome Cast, meeting spaces, 24/7 access, a TV lounge, and more.

rail-yard

CoLab

CoLab provides a unique coworking experience. Though the space used to be a Gangplank branch, it merged with Startup Tucson, a non-profit initiative aimed at assisting local entrepreneurs, in early 2014. The main idea is the same: professionals can come and go as they like for free, so long as they take care of the space and support the community in any way they can. Though resources are relatively minimal, CoLab is a fantastic spot for those of all backgrounds to network, collaborate, and grow.

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No matter your professional needs, coworking spaces are a great way to become involved in your community, make new connections, and switch up your work environment to boost productivity. Where do you love to get stuff done in Tucson?

 

Photo Credit:

Connect Coworking – ConnectCoworking.com

Rail Yard – RailYardTucson.com

Spoke6 – Spoke6.com

CoLab – Facebook.com/CoLabWS

 

Adrianna Nine

Author: Adrianna Nine

Adrianna is a journalist, fiction writer, and criminal justice student at ASU in bustling downtown Phoenix. When she isn’t tapping away at her keyboard or reading up on bad guys, Adrianna can be found soaking in the Arizona sun and testing out the coolest coffee shops in town.

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  1. Hello!

    I am the Operations Manager at Connect Coworking.

    Thank you for choosing to highlight Connect 🙂

    Quick correction, we actually *do* own the entire second story of the Rialto Building 🙂 (yay!)

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    • Adrianna Nine

      Hi, Dani!
      Thanks so much for clearing things up. I’ve updated the article.

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  2. Great list! I’m part of a a co-working pace here in Sydney and we’ve been looking around for inspirations and ideas on how we can improve our space for our clients. You’re article is just what we’re looking for! Keep it up!

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  3. I see little use for spaces like these. Collaborating is alike to a board meeting. Homeless people do that every day outside the main library. These are thinker spaces but they need to be maker spaces. Knowledge is useless without being able to apply it in a practical manner. All that science, technology, engineering, and math will do little to improve the lives of people that need it most. Tesla didn’t build his machines in a space like this. He did it with the tools of production. A CNC machine will cost anywhere from $2000 to $250,000. The average American can’t afford a machine like that. Nor can they place one in or around their house. The materials to build those inventions, are expensive too. Innovators need access to the tools and materials to build their prototypes or perform their experiments. A maker doesn’t sit on a couch. A maker sits on the edge of a stool, while stooping over his workbench. Fill these spaces with the tools and materials to produce things. Let me know when you put a TIG welder, vertical mill, or table saw in one of these co”working” spaces.

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