6 Degrees Detroit aims to open co-working space in greater downtown

A new co-working space is eyeing to open in Detroit's greater downtown area. 6 Degrees Detroit wants to open up its co-working space by next spring in either downtown, Midtown or along the Detroit Riverfront.

"That's where our target market is locating," says Morgan McDonald, who co-founded 6 Degrees Detroit with Norman Wilson. "A lot of people are moving to Midtown and downtown so we want to be near that."

McDonald and Wilson are graduates of D:hive's BUILD program, which teaches the basics of business to aspiring entrepreneurs. The 3-month-old collaborative workspace wants to offer 2,500 square feet of space that come with individual desks or small offices for startup teams of three or four people. The co-working space would also have conference rooms, a kitchen and a lounge area.

The partners believe there is room in the local co-working space market for more outfits like 6 Degrees Detroit. They plan on offering a retail component they expect will differentiate 6 Degrees Detroit from its competitors and should open their customer base up to a broader range of entrepreneurs and independent contractors.

"People are starting to see that there is opportunity to do their own thing in Detroit," McDonald says. "They see how they can thrive in Detroit."

Source: Morgan McDonald, co-founder of 6 Degrees Detroit
Writer: Jon Zemke

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