The Pioneer Collective has recently expanded from its flagship co-working space in Seattle’s Pioneer Square to a second location in Tacoma’s Courthouse Square Building. Now the company aims to help other businesses do the same.
The company recognizes the increased demand for flexible office spaces in Tacoma in order for Seattle and Eastside companies to recruit South Sound talent, according to a press release. The new space is a 12,000-square-foot co-working and meeting space designed with that purpose in mind.
The Tacoma space features fifteen fully furnished and wired offices, as well as quiet nooks for focused work, areas for impromptu meetings, private conference rooms, soundproof huddle rooms, a podcast recording studio, film screening capabilities, and a large restaurant style kitchen, among other amenities.
“Members come from a diverse array of industries and backgrounds,” founder Chris Hoyt said in a statement. “We want to build the place people come when they need to accomplish their most important work, whether that’s hosting a team design sprint or providing an office space where your remote Tacoma employees can get right to work instead of wasting hours in traffic commuting north each day.”
Co-working chains have been experiencing significant growth in recent years, with some companies attaining a nationwide presence. The Pioneer Collective, on the other hand, has maintained a strong independent presence at its Seattle flagship location, serving small businesses, freelancers, remote workers, and other professionals throughout the region. The company plans on extending its independent spirit and locally focused energy to Tacoma with this new venture, according to the release.
“We’ve fallen in love with Tacoma and we can’t wait to support the fabulous organizations and businesses here by providing an inspiring workspace where they can focus on their most impactful work,” Hoyt said. “Tacoma has a proud history and we hope to be part of a thriving and sustainable future. We plan on being an asset to our neighborhood economically and socially as we support local businesses, causes and the arts.”