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Imagine a Makerspace!

Localworks is in the beginning stages of creating a makerspace in Wheat Ridge! A makerspace is an entrepreneurial ecosystem that fosters the development of jobs, business ideas and community creativity by providing access to tools (welding, woodworking, machining, etc.), rapid prototyping (laser cutting, laser printing, etc.), metalsmithing (jewelry, fine metal crafting), glassworking (lampworking, glass fusion), and office space for entrepreneurs looking to bring their ideas to fruition.

Makerspaces operate as nonprofit 501c3 and are membership-based organizations. In May, Localworks entered into an agreement with TinkerMill, a makerspace located in Longmont, to help Localworks create a makerspace in Wheat Ridge. TinkerMill works closely with the City of Longmont’s economic development efforts to encourage start-up companies and the development of new products. TinkerMill is a powerful advocate for entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, and art. The makerspace business model aligns with Localworks’s mission and vision as set forth in our Articles of Incorporation and the current 2021-2023 Strategic Plan. The makerspace business model will ultimately provide a revenue stream to support the community and business programs that Localworks is known for and also support and grow the business community and entrepreneurs in Wheat Ridge.

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