Downtown Macon includes a number of options for entrepreneurs looking to establish a professional presence outside their home. Several downtown lofts at the storefront level provide an ideal opportunity for a live/work solution. In addition, other options exist for shared work space, including traditional coworking and some single-office rental options. Find a directory of these options below.
The Office at NewTown
NewTown’s headquarters at 555 Poplar St. includes The Office, a coworking space with four private, locking offices. The Office is the perfect place for an at-home business to transition to a professional office. To check availability and sign up for membership, click here.
The Office includes four private offices available for membership commitments of at least six months. The offices range from 35 to 115 square feet and allow the tenant 24/7 access to the space. Private offices are fully furnished with modern office furniture. The private offices include all the amenities of coworking memberships.
A limited number of coworking memberships to The Office are available. Coworking memberships allow the member 24/7 access to The Office and first-come, first-serve workspace, including individual workstations and bar seating along the storefront. Coworking memberships also include:
- High-speed wireless internet on private network
- Access to two conference rooms in the building
- A mailbox
- Refreshments (during normal office hours)
- Copying, printing and scanning (during normal office hours)
- Networking with other members
Click here to learn more about the specific amenities currently included at The Office. Your benefits will be determined at the time of your enrollment at The Office and are subject to change at anytime.
Mercer Innovation Center
NewTown Macon is a partner of the Mercer Innovation Center, which offers more specialized incubation services that The Office. The Mercer Innovation Center offers to aspiring entrepreneurs the programs, networking opportunities, physical space, tools, experts, student interns, and access to potential funders that can help take an idea from conception to market. Working in tandem with organizations such as the Atlanta Technology and Development Center and the Atlanta Technology Village, the Mercer Innovation Center will contribute to making Georgia one of the leading start-up centers in the United States. The Mercer Innovation Center includes both private office rental and coworking memberships. You can find out rates and availability on their website.
SparkMacon is Central Georgia’s first makerspace, enabling area makers to learn, collaborate and create. SparkMacon is a community innovation space, also known as a makerspace, equipped with art and technology tools, equipment, and expertise for students, tinkerers and entrepreneurs to bring their creative ideas to life. Whether you are looking for a space outside of your loft for your hobbies or you need a space to launch your business, SparkMacon memberships are an affordable solution. You can join on their website.