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26 March 2012

Space

Five weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal reported on an Amway distributor they called, “one of the most prolific salespeople on Earth.” Five days ago, Amway appeared in the publication again, this time for our investment and involvement in the coworking space GRid70 in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The name GRid70 represents “Grand Rapids innovation and design” at 70 Ionia Street. It is one of only a few similar design hubs in the world that is shared by already established corporations instead of start-up businesses, freelancers and solopreneurs. Bringing together creative talent from major corporations Meijer, Pennant Health, Amway, Steelcase, and Wolverine World Wide, Grid70 allows for innovation, ideation and cross-pollination of various expertises.

The advantages of coworking are clear, including exposing employees to new people, experiences and processes. It’s happening at TechHub in London, Betahaus in Berlin, Xindanwei in Shanghai and all around the globe. It’s a concept that’s experiencing explosive growth and we’re happy to help lead the way.

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