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Inspired by Frontier RTP, Warren County launches own co-working space

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – A new launch point for startups and entrepreneurs has opened in Warren County.

Inspired by the Frontier RTP innovation campus in Research Triangle Park, Frontier Warren is located around 65 miles northeast of Raleigh and is composed of two buildings designed to foster a “collaborative community environment.”

The first provides office space for up to 10 companies, while the second provides shared meeting rooms and co-working space.

“Frontier Warren is designed to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem for businesses to develop and grow in rural Warren County, and establish links with some of the most influential organizations in the region, nation and world, which are located in Research Triangle Park,” said Warrenton town administrator Robert Davie in a statement.

The center also represents a key partnership with the Research Triangle Foundation, which stewards RTP’s land and amenities.

The RTF Board of Directors and worked together with the Town of Warrenton and Warren County officials, including former economic development director Stacy Woodhouse, to cement the partnership.

“We’ve had the same mission since 1959, and it includes creating an economic impact for all citizens of North Carolina,” said Scott Levitan, president and CEO of RTF. “This is an intentional step in how we uphold that mission.”

Frontier RTP launched in January 2015 as the Triangle region’s first free and open co-working space. The campus now spans nearly a half million square feet, and is home to 100 of RTP’s 300 companies.

Already, the space has a number of tenants, includig Kristen Baughman Taber, founder of Tabletop Media Group.

“This new initiative offers our media agency a new way to connect with our local community and gives our team a gathering space,” she said. “We’ve met so many other local business owners already, which has led to unique collaborative projects. I look forward to the future of Frontier Warren and continuing to be a part of it for a long time to come.”

Original Article Source: WRAL TechWire