Update: Arizona State University’s Co-Working Network Program May Expand into New Public Library
We first shared info about the innovative Alexandria Network in this February 19, 2013 post. The post highlighted an article from Atlantic Cities.
Arizona State is planning in the next few months to roll out a network of co-working business incubators inside public libraries, starting with a pilot in the downtown Civic Center Library in Scottsdale. The university is calling the plan, ambitiously, the Alexandria Network.
The Phoenix Business Journal reports that the network be expanding into a new Maricopa Public Library District branch.
Arizona State University’s library incubator program, the Alexandria Network, could be included in Goodyear’s new library planned to open in December.
The small business incubator at the Goodyear Branch of the Maricopa County Library District is one of the Goodyear City Council’s initiatives. The city’s economic development director has been working with ASU for six months to bring the program to the West Valley city.
The Eureka! Loft in the Scottsdale Civic Center Library was the first to open with the new concept.
The Alexandria Network strives to offer viable options for open spaces in libraries, which are adapting to the digital age and are struggling to get more people through the doors.
Read the Complete PBJ article
Read More About the Co-Working Network Services Available at the Eureka Loft in the Scottsdale Civic Center Library
See Also: ASU Alexandria Co-working Network Opens Doors at First Library Location
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