“Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
Most of us believe in the power of collaboration, but one local business is taking the idea to the next level. Located on Front Street in Downtown Marietta in a newly renovated historic building, IncSwell is a collaborative co-working space where entrepreneurs, small businesses, and creatives can come together to scale their passion. Focused on growing and encouraging economic development in the Mid-Ohio Valley, IncSwell offers space to individuals and organizations on a daily, monthly or annual basis. Last month, Clutch MOV decided to call IncSwell home.“It’s such a great opportunity for the storytellers of the MOV to work directly alongside the movers and shakers in community development for our region,” said Cristie Thomas, Communications Director for Buckeye Hills Regional Council and Outreach Manager for Clutch MOV.
While co-working spaces are more common in larger cities, the need is just as great in communities like the Mid-Ohio Valley where small businesses are primary employers and many residents have the ability to work from home. The convenience of working remotely is often balanced with employees feeling isolated or distracted by family members. A co-working space is a cost-effective way for an individual to have more control over their workplace, without paying for a full-fledged office. Shared amenities, like smart conference rooms, secure access, and high-speed internet add to the appeal.