California and the Bay Area are leaders in coworking spaces — locales where workers from different organizations share space and equipment — according to a new study by CoworkingCafe.
While the concept was already taking off pre-pandemic, the last couple of years has accelerated a trend that is now here to stay, according to Coworking Cafe, which examined the number of coworking spaces in the country to determine which areas have the most to offer to their remote workers, as well as the evolution of remote working.
California has the most coworking spaces, with 1,188 spread across the state. That is almost double that of the runner-up, Texas, which has 652 coworking spaces across the state, according to the report.
This is what the data showed about Bay Area and other regions:
- The Bay Area came in 10th place in the ranking, with 171 coworking spaces, while the other Californian metro was 2nd place, Los Angeles checking 588 coworking spaces;
- The highest number of coworking spaces in the Bay Area was in San Jose (32), followed by Oakland and Berkeley (26 and 17, respectively);
- Overall, the New York City metro was tops with 594 coworking spaces, spread across its boroughs.