De­mand for cowork­ing

The Glengarry News - - Health, Beauty, Fitness, Nutrition -

“The fea­si­bil­ity study de­ter­mined that cowork­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tion spa­ces are a key cog in the eco­nomic wheel of an econ­omy and hav­ing an in­no­va­tion hub is needed to keep the com­pet­i­tive ad­van­tage of Corn­wall, Ak­we­sasne, Stor­mont, Dun­das and Glen­garry.”

That is the con­clu­sion of a project un­der­taken by Corn­wall and the Coun­ties Com­mu­nity Fu­tures De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (CCFDC). “There is def­i­nitely an ap­petite for a co-work­ing space in this re­gion, but it isn't some­thing that can be forced. We need to sim­ply pro­vide the right el­e­ments to make it vi­able and let the or­ganic growth hap­pen over time. This study iden­ti­fies where best to plant the seed and what va­ri­ety of seed to plant. It is our hope that over time deep roots will grab hold and blos­soms will emerge,” says CCFDC ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor Les­ley Thomp­son. “This fea­si­bil­ity study proves that Corn­wall and area needs a co-work­ing space to help star­tups and that is our in­tent here at the In­no­va­tion Cen­tre. We will be work­ing to en­sure this data is used to es­tab­lish a true co-work­ing area for star­tups and small busi­nesses alike. This will only help us move in the right di­rec­tion, and as­sist in cre­at­ing a needed at­mos­phere of en­trepreneur­ship through­out the re­gion,” adds Eric Berg­eron, Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor of the In­no­va­tion Cen­tre. Corn­wall

RICHARD MAHONEY PHO­TOS

POS­I­TIVE FEED­BACK: to rave re­views. Counter clock­wise from left: Julie Poulin serves up snacks at the All Things Food booth. Pierre Doucette of­fers brews from the Hum­ble Be­gin­nings Brew­ing Co., of In­gle­side. Chef Bruce Wood cooks up a batch of bar­ley risotto us­ing lo­cal in­gre­di­ents. Sim­ply Baked Cater­ing tempts the crowd with a selec­tion of del­i­ca­cies at one of about 20 kiosks. Af­ter a seven-year ab­sence, the Tast­ings In The Glens re­turned Satur­day

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