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Coworking the Future: 5 Million People will Cowork by 2022



Emergent Research and GCUC (Global Coworking Unconference Conference) just released their 2017-2022 Coworking Forecast.

As usual, the annual forecast is full of interesting data and insights, including a projection that by 2022 there will be more than 30,000 coworking spaces (up from 14,000 this year) and a whopping 5 million coworking space members around the world (up from 1 million this year).

That’s a lot of collaborative potential and brainpower.

As Emergent Research reports, a mix of trends and shifts are driving coworking’s growth, including:

  • Coworking is a global phenomenon
  • Corporations are moving to coworking
  • The real estate industry is moving to coworking
  • The global number of self-employed knowledge workers is growing
  • Startups will continue to flock to coworking spaces
  • Niche spaces are expanding the coworking market

Download a pdf of the forecast at (Note: Scroll to the bottom of the GCUC homepage)

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