With remote work gaining in popularity, coworking spaces are increasing in rural America.. “All of those concepts have always been in big cities and high-population areas,” says Alison Denbigh, owner of Staunton Hub and soon, Harrisonburg Innovation Hub, in Virginia. “And we wanted to find a way to make that concept work in a rural area.” In Roseburg, Oregon, Glen Simpson, who owns a graphic design studio called Seven13, has opened his facilities for remote workers, small businesses and digital nomads. It allows small businesses a place to operate without the large overhead costs of their own location, says Simpson. “There’s also the remote workers as well. That is a big appeal where you can now work from home all the time or a coffee shop, and you have a place to go every day and other people are in there working as well. And it creates a little family atmosphere.”

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