The new HTC Aspire Hub in downtown Myrtle Beach will give local business owners a coworking edge
Downtown Myrtle Beach is slowly getting a facelift, and I recently had the opportunity to get an inside peek into just one of her plumps.
The private tour of the new HTC Aspire Hub on 9th Avenue North, which opened its doors in January 2022, showed me the possibilities of another “new norm” of the workplace and our local workforce.
The coworking concept is all a combo brainchild of the City of Myrtle Beach and eMYRge, a nonprofit community of small business owners, techies, creatives, workshops and co-workshops passionate about building innovative businesses with the potential to scale nationally and internationally.
Located just around the corner from the new Grand Strand Brewing Company, the Aspire Hub will feature cool, industrial office surrounds, complete with an open floor plan for floating desks (sitting and standing), small pods that businesses can use for more privacy and a large conference room. Overall, the hub can probably house up to 55 people looking to grow their local businesses in a professional office space, the result of Mashburn Construction.
What this means for downtown Myrtle Beach, however, beyond the opening of the physical Aspire building, is the larger blueprint of opportunities this offers small area businesses. It’s an exciting turn that’s usually reserved for more metro-savvy areas. And it’s an exciting resuscitation of the shells of the vacant buildings on this block.
Coworking isn’t anything new out there, of course, but it’s refreshing to see it here. More benefits of coworking here in Myrtle Beach include:
For more information on the HTC Aspire Hub, and/or to sign up for office space, visit https://www.emyrge.org/.