First Selectman Kevin Moynihan and members of the Tourism and Economic Development Advisory Committee have cited a need for coworking spaces, where companies share meeting rooms and equipment.
Importing the trend in New Canaan that has been popping up around the world “Has got to be done, because that way dual-income workers can stay here and not have to commute. So it takes the commute out of the picture,” committee member Jack Loop said at a TEDAC meeting on Thursday, July 25.
A recent survey answered by 79 New Canaan Newcomers Club members shed light on the influx of households in which two people are commuting.
Members of TEDAC at the July meeting said the town should try to accommodate that group.
A person does “Not have to work at home. Working at home is great, but I think working in an environment where you have other things going on, other people is huge,” Loop said.
Such a worksite could create “Connectivity with the village,” TEDAC member Bob Doran said.
The HAYVN is a women-focused coworking facility, which offers spaces such as event spaces, conference rooms and offices “For independent go-getters,” says the website.