Coworking is growing at a rapid rate around the world. The traditional office space, especially for an individual or small startup team doesn't really make sense anymore in New York. Cities around the world have beautifully designed spaces that not only provide extraordinary workspaces but also fun events to meet like-minded freelancers, entrepreneurs, and startups. The best coworking spaces make office spaces that you can rent in an office building seem boring in comparison.
As you would expect New York, London and San Francisco are some of the cities leading the coworking movement but there are also great spaces around the world in places like Ubud, Bali and Des Moines, Iowa. There are plenty of places around the world where entrepreneurs, startups, and freelancers do not have a nice coworking space to join but this is rapidly changing around the world.
The number of coworking spaces continues to grow at a rapid rate. There are now 7,800 coworking spaces and half a million coworkers around the world. This is an increase of 36% and the average coworking space has an astounding 46% more members than last year. 75% of coworkers work at their coworking space 3 days or more per week and 78% choose to work in open spaces instead of private offices.
80% of coworking spaces expect an increase in members next year and 75% expect an increase in profits. 60% of coworking spaces will host more events than the year before with about the same amount expecting to expand their space.