Philadelphia's Independent Economy: Implications for Office Space

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The report takes an in-depth look at how this employment sector is accounted for in national data sources and the potential impact these workers might have on the Philadelphia economy. As both local and national operators of coworking spaces seek to expand in Philadelphia, the report includes a qualitative survey of independent workers in Philadelphia and looks at the implications for commercial real estate and economic development in Center City.  

Who is working in this independent economy?  How could their activity change the composition of the city's office sector? This report provides some surprising answers. 

For a map of coworking spaces in Center City, click here.

This report was funded by a generous grant from the Knight Foundation.