Carr Workplaces in Indiana: Bringing Flexible Office and Coworking Space Options to the Midwest

Over the last three years, we’ve opened three new coworking centers in the state of Indiana with the goal of bringing high-end, all-inclusive coworking options that are typically only available in major metropolitan areas, to businesses in the Midwest.

All three of our coworking centers — Convergence in West Lafayette, Electric Works in Fort Wayne, and Parkwood Crossing on the northside of Indianapolis — offer businesses like yours the freedom to lease private office or coworking space on a monthly, weekly, or daily basis for ultimate flexibility.

Our strategically located Indiana coworking centers provide business owners like you with access to one of the largest consumer markets in the United States and close proximity to some of the state and region’s brightest minds.

Read on to learn more about Carr Workplaces locations in Indiana and what they have to offer your company.

Why Indiana?

The Midwestern United States is an increasingly popular place for companies to do business. While more than 23% of the total U.S. workforce lives in the Midwest, it’s also one of the largest consumer markets in the nation, providing businesses like yours with access to over 50 million potential customers.

Many businesses also want to operate in close proximity to universities and colleges to be able to tap into top talent and collaborate with the brightest minds in academia.

Indiana is home to more than 60 colleges and universities, including Purdue University, which is ranked among the top 15 public land-grant universities in the United States.

The cost of living in the Midwest is lower than in other regions of the country, which means salaries can go farther, making it an attractive locale for recruitment and hiring. For businesses, operational costs also tend to be lower in the Midwest when compared with other parts of the country.

Millennials (born between 1981 and 2000) are migrating to the Midwest for its lower cost of living. Millennials are the largest generational segment of the U.S. population and currently account for 30% of all U.S. retail spending. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that by 2030 Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce.

With all of the above in mind, we sought to bring our high-end, community-building approach to coworking to Indiana. We chose three distinctly different locations for our coworking centers, including our first ever university campus-based Carr Workplaces location, Carr Workplaces Convergence.

Carr Workplaces Convergence Center in West Lafayette

In January of 2020, we opened our very first coworking center in the state of Indiana, Carr Workplaces Convergence. Our Convergence location is situated within the Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration in Purdue University’s Discovery Park District in West Lafayette, Ind.

Purdue’s Discovery Park District is a $1 billion-plus mixed use development that includes office and coworking space, retail shops, restaurants, housing, green space, and nearby trails. This one-of-a-kind community is designed to foster innovation, collaboration, and creativity.

Situated on the west side of the Purdue University campus, our Convergence location includes over 20,000 square feet of private offices and drop-in workspace and meeting rooms that are available for university students and faculty to use for virtual classes and other activities.

Located minutes from the Purdue University campus, as a Carr Workplaces Convergence client, you’ll be in close proximity to Indiana’s brightest students, accomplished faculty, and research centers.

Carr Workplaces Electric Works in Fort Wayne

In November 2022, we opened our Electric Works location in Fort Wayne, Ind., that includes over 32,000 square feet of office space, 85 all-inclusive private offices, and three state-of-the-art meeting rooms.

Carr Workplaces Electric Works is located in a former manufacturing complex that was once owned and operated by General Electric. This former manufacturing complex has recently been renovated and developed into the stunning Electric Works mixed development campus.

The Electric Works campus will soon include 300 modern residential condo units that are scheduled to launch in 2024.

Also included in the Electric Works campus are some of the area’s most popular retailers and the Union Street Market, which features locally produced fresh, specialty, and prepared foods and beverages.

As a Carr Workplaces Electric Works client, you can be a part of this vibrant community that features a highly walkable campus situated within the larger urban center of Northeast Indiana.

Carr Workplaces Parkwood Crossing in Indianapolis

We also opened our third Indiana coworking center, Carr Workplaces Parkwood Crossing in Indianapolis, in November of 2022.

Our Parkwood Crossing location features 23,000 square feet of office and coworking space, including 86 private offices and three state-of-the-art meeting and conference rooms.

As a Parkwood Crossing client, take advantage of our on-site conference center, multiple phone booths, and community café, where you can relax over a cup of tea or get to know other business owners in the center. Great guests and visitors in Parkwood Crossing’s newly renovated open atrium that is warm, modern, and welcoming.

Our Parkwood Crossing location is strategically positioned on Indianapolis’ north side with convenient access to the downtown area via I-465, 96th Street, and U.S. Route 31.

Parkwood Crossing also is adjacent to Carmel, Indiana, which is ranked the #1 best place to live in the United States by Niche and is ranked the #1 place to do business in the Midwest by Techli.

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To learn more about Carr Workplaces’ Indiana locations, schedule a free tour or call us at (866) 982-5840.

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