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DFW adds 3 new coworking spaces to workers' remote possibilities

DFW adds 3 new coworking spaces to workers' remote possibilities

WeWork co-working, Clearfork Fort Worth
WeWork's newest DFW location is at Clearfork in Fort Worth. Photo courtesy of WeWork
Venture X Galleria, co-working in Dallas
Venture X has just opened near Galleria Dallas. Photo courtesy of Venture X
DFW Global co-working in Dallas
DFW Global offeres networking opportunities for entrepreneurs. Photo courtesy of DFW Global
WeWork co-working, Clearfork Fort Worth
Venture X Galleria, co-working in Dallas
DFW Global co-working in Dallas

The coworking trend — being driven by big companies, startups, and solo entrepreneurs — is propelling the growth of shared workspaces in Dallas-Fort Worth, with at least three new locations popping up this spring. 

Coworking enables remote employees, self-employed entrepreneurs, and others to share office space and amenities. Companies both large and small occupy desks or offices at coworking spaces, which typically feature community perks like Wi-Fi, office equipment, mail service, and kitchen facilities.

Around Dallas-Fort Worth, they allow workers who live in one city to set up shop easily in another, without the hassle of trying to find a coffee shop with wifi along their commute.

Small Biz Labs forecasts 683,000 people will be working at U.S. coworking spaces this year. In 2022, that number is expected to exceed 1 million.

While coworking spaces recently have received attention as a “hot workplace trend,” just 1 percent of freelance and remote workers surveyed last year by FlexJobs cited these spaces as the preferred place for getting important work done. For maximum productivity, 52 percent favored their home offices.

Here’s an overview of the three new entrants in the coworking business in Fort Worth and Dallas.

WeWork Clearfork
5049 Edwards Ranch
Fort Worth

WeWork, the New York City-based coworking giant, recently opened a coworking space at the ever-expanding  Shops at Clearfork mixed-use development in Fort Worth. A membership at the Clearfork location starts at $250 a month. WeWork also operates two coworking spaces in Dallas and two in Plano. “WeWork understands that pretty much everyone who uses their office space could work from home. But they also understand the value of coming together,” writer Jory MacKay observes in an article about WeWork. “With teams and companies now distributed across continents, and projects expected to be completed faster than ever before, the need to come together is essential.”

Venture X Galleria  Village on the Green
5301 Alpha Rd.
Dallas

On April 5, Venture X hosted a grand opening for its first DFW location. A monthly membership starts at $40. “Office sharing is not a new concept, but Venture X has definitely raised the bar for coworking spaces,” says Nadim Ahmed, the Dallas franchisee for Venture X. Venture X says its locations blend the styles of a boutique hotel and a modern office.

DFW Global CoWork
11325 Pegasus St.
Dallas

DFW Global CoWork recently opened at the Jupiter Gardens Event Center. Monthly memberships start at $50. The business promotes itself as the Dallas area’s only “multicultural” and “diverse” coworking environment for entrepreneurs, startups, and freelancers. “We are not just an office,” DFW Global CoWork says. “We are a supportive community offering networking, business education, and resources to empower you and your business.”