By 1808Delaware, COhatch

COhatch, the pioneering co-working phenomenon with two locations in Delaware County (Polaris Fashion Place and Downtown Delaware) is expanding to the south.

No, we’re not talking about Chillicothe. We’re talking Florida.

The company, with a new approach to shared work, social, and family space, will be opening three Tampa-area locations in the coming months. The trio of work/life integration locations spanning St. Petersburg, West Tampa and Lakeland expand the company’s footprint beyond its Midwest roots and are the forerunners to its national foray.

The new locations will welcome community members, entrepreneurs, freelancers, start-ups, non-profits and larger companies looking for satellite offic close to home.

“This step outside the Midwest is a significant one for us,” said Matt Davis, co-founder and CEO of COhatch. “We’re working to strengthen communities and improve lives, and we’re excited to be able to carry that mission outside of our headquarters region.

“We’ve been careful in our consideration of expansion sites that reflect our local focus and community drive,” Davis continued. “That sense of community connectivity and pride is evident here in Tampa and aligns beautifully with the work we’re doing to help communities balance work, family, well-being, community and philanthropy.”

COhatch is helping communities re-envision post-pandemic workspace flexibility and community connectivity. Its Tampa locations will emphasize the company’s signature “every neighborhood connected” strategy to accommodate company office trends, including evolving hybrid and work-from-home models. They also can provide a consistent, comfortable home base for the increasing number of freelancers to large corporations. COhatch buildings will feature private offices, coworking spaces, meeting rooms and special event spaces.

“We’re naturally focused on providing the best flexible office solutions and business tools, but we’re also working to provide opportunities to promote collaboration, volunteerism and community service,” Davis said. “We want this to be a place where people will cultivate community connectivity and live their ideal lives.”

COhatch spaces will be available to the community for personal events after work hours and on weekends. Rental fees will fund scholarships to local non-profit organizations through the COhatch GIVE Scholarship program. Via the program, COhatch provides scholarships in each market annually to 501c3 organizations supporting issues related to human trafficking, domestic violence, homelessness, and developmental disabilities, among others.

The Tampa additions will bring COhatch’s total number of locations open or under development to 25. The company is targeting 10 to 20 sites per market in its expansion planning.

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