In an announcement of huge consequence to the startup community in the Fargo-Moorhead area, Minneapolis co-working company CoCo has announced today that they will imminently be launching a CoCo Fargo location, in partnership with Emerging Prairie.
The news signals the first launch of a CoCo location outside of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, and is a major signal that the Fargo-area startup community has caught national attention. Of great importance to the state of North Dakota is the fact that CoCo’s Fargo location will represent the state’s first connection to the Google for Entrepreneurs program, of which Coco is a founding participant. The space will be located in the epicenter of downtown Fargo in the historic Merchants National Bank Building at 112 ½ North Broadway.
CoCo currently operates three highly successful locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the Uptown area of Minneapolis. The addition of Fargo to the list of sites, according to CoCo co-founder Kyle Coolbroth, is a product of the city’s “extraordinary level of enthusiasm and commitment in this city” and adding that CoCo’s “goal is to actively support all those who want to build new businesses and help Fargo grow.”
CoCo Fargo is slated to be opened to the public in early August of 2014, with advance signup opportunities being made available later this month. Emerging Prairie will be focusing on helping to build the events and community aspects of the space, and will also move their headquarters to the location.
Membership in the CoCo Fargo location will entitle members to access at any of the Minneapolis-St. Paul locations of CoCo as well as numerous other co-working facilities with which CoCo has partnered for shared access.