EDC to Open Co-Working Space

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Officials will hold a ceremony in Columbia City next week to launch a new co-working facility. The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation's EDC Outpost is a collaboration involving the county community foundation, city redevelopment commission and Myers Hockemeyer & McNagny LLP. October 31, 2013

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COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. - The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is hosting an open house next week to celebrate the opening of the EDC Outpost, a co-working space located at 114 N Chauncey Street in Columbia City.

"We are pleased to formally open the doors for a co-working space that has been in development for most of the year," said EDC president Alan Tio, "This project represents a collaboration among local partners to provide shared office space to meet the needs of EDC clients."

The EDC Outpost is a flexible co-working space for EDC clients and service partners. It's a members-only workspace for entrepreneurs, small business owners, road warriors and service providers. The 746 sq. ft. office space is located adjacent to the offices of Myers Hockemeyer & McNagny LLP law firm in the former Post & Mail building, which the law firm partners redeveloped in 2011-12.

What: EDC Outpost Open House

Where: 114 N Chauncey Street, Columbia City

When: 3:00PM – 5:00PM on Wednesday, November 6th

Partners in the EDC Outpost consist of the Columbia City Redevelopment Commission, Myers Hockemeyer & McNagny LLP, and the Whitley County Community Foundation, which also provided funding to support the EDC offering a session of the Kauffman Institute Ice House Entrepreneurship Program at the facility this fall.

The EDC Outpost has seven current member companies. Amenities offered to EDC Outpost members consist of worktables and chairs, a meeting area with tables and chairs, lounge area, wireless Internet, wireless printer and copier, and projector and whiteboard upon request.

About Whitley County EDC

The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency in Whitley County, Indiana.

The EDC works closely with local, regional, and state partners to support our industry clients' growth and success. Our mission is to lead a comprehensive economic development program that retains and expands employment opportunities for local residents and attracts business investment to Whitley County. The Whitley County EDC was established in 1992 and represents Whitley County, Columbia City, and the Towns of Churubusco, Larwill, and South Whitley. For more information about the EDC, visit: www.whitleyedc.com.

Source: The Whitley County Economic Development Corp.