PRLog - Feb. 24, 2011 - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- CoWork Jax presents the first “Downtown Coworking Week“ in Jacksonville, Florida, hosted by AT&T Tower 301, and in cooperation with Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) and the Downtown Improvement District. There is a growing trend in coworking as a result of advances in technology that is also reducing the dependency on the traditional office environment. Coworking offers the synergy of working in a shared environment with others that can‘t be found by those working from home, or in their local coffee shop. Terry Lorince, executive director, Downtown Vision, Inc. stated, “The response to our online survey is positive with more than 70 people completing the survey so far. The results will help the coworking committee determine the level of interest, define what workers want and determine the optimum coworking scenario for the downtown market.”
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Interested in joining the growing number of cities that have at least one coworking space, and to determine what will work best for downtown Jacksonville, the coworking committee is hosting a week-long event at the AT&T Tower 301. “Downtown Coworking Week“ will be a casual coworking event to allow people to experience working in a coworking environment on a temporary basis, and at no cost to them.
“The AT&T Tower 301 is pleased to be involved in this effort as a way to support local entrepreneurs and Downtown as well as showcasing our building,” said Pamela Smith, property owner representative of AT&T Tower 301.
"Downtown Coworking Week" will be held Monday, February 28 through Friday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone interested in participating may register at http://coworkjax.com. General information on the coworking initiative in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, and links to local online communities can be found at downtownjacksonville.org.
Elton Rivas, co-founder CoWork Jax said, “Coworking is a social enterprise that can inspire and support ground-breaking initiatives and ultimately drive economic development. Jacksonville has the talent and structural resources we’ve seen in cities with successful coworking programs, particularly in innovation corridors like the Pacific Northwest. We’re excited to launch this initiative in Downtown Jacksonville and look forward to the event's success,” he added.
Property owners in the Downtown Jacksonville, Florida Improvement District who are interested in participating are invited to contact Terry Lorince of Downtown Vision, Inc. at 904.634.0303.
About Downtown Vision, Inc.
Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI) is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization whose mission is to build and maintain a healthy and vibrant Downtown community and to promote Downtown as an exciting place to live, work, play, and visit.
Founded in 2000, DVI is dedicated to promoting the Downtown area, building a neighborhood Downtown, serving as a one-stop shop for information on Downtown and advocating the interests of local businesses and property owners. Downtown Vision is the only organization solely devoted to revitalizing Downtown Jacksonville. For more information, visit downtownjacksonville.org.
About CoWork Jax
CoWork Jax is an initiative led by Zero Confines, LLC. CoWork Jax was created to develop a permanent coworking program in Jacksonville, FL. The program will focus on fostering the local innovative community to create and grow ground-breaking businesses. For more information on CoWork Jax, visit http://www.coworkjax.com.
Zero Confines is an agency and incubator dedicated to supporting and driving innovation in the technology and renewable energy sectors. Zero Confines, LLC has offices in Jacksonville, FL, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC. Additional information on Zero Confines can be found at www.zeroconfines.com.
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