We are actively accepting applications from building owners, local organizations, and key leaders in communities across Chicago.

We’ll get your space opened, then run the operation for you!

Leverage the Second Shift brand and expertise to guarantee a successful community-focused workspace in your neighborhood.

Let’s work together and build your community.

The Local Economic Impact Of Coworking

“Not only are coworking members generating hundreds of jobs within a community annually, but they’re also generating a lot of revenue.”

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How Does Coworking Change A City?

Economic · Environmental · Urban Planning · Community Building

Photography by Wendell Remington

“Coworking spaces are popping up in cities, large and small, all over the world. They’ve revolutionized the work model and brought life to many communities and cities, changing them for the better…from environmental aspects to community ones, if there’s a coworking space around you chances are you’ll see some improvements.”

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Why Do People Thrive In Coworking Spaces?

“People who use coworking spaces see their work as meaningful…they have more job control…they feel part of a community.”

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Photography by Wendell Remington

Why Second Shift?

We’ve been running coworking spaces and building community for years – and we’ve won awards for it too! Here goes:

  • Second Shift was named ‘Best Coworking Space in Chicago’ and ‘Best Place to Meet New People.’ Our founders have won awards for Community, Innovation, and Making an Impact in our city.
  • We’ve witnessed people transform as a result of the Second Shift community. For example: quitting their job to start their own company, hiring other members of the community, learning and growing their business, and starting a new company with members of the community, just to name a few!
  • Our team has 10+ years of experience in running coworking spaces and building people-focused communities. Coworking and community is our jam!
  • Not convinced? Watch this quick video of 6 different people sharing their stories of what the Second Shift community has done for them.

  • Before working together, we’ll help you identify your true purpose – not just the desired outcome of opening a space. This true purpose will be your roadmap, and the foundation your community is built on.
  • Let’s work together and build your community. Contact us to get the conversation started!