The online community is still discussing the closing of the Oklahoma City Co-working Collaborative and the lawsuits waged against it by US Fleet Tracking:
I lived in Oklahoma City for three and a half years before moving back to New York. As a transplant who was used to big cities, I can tell you that adjusting to life there took some help. Honestly, there were only three places in all of Oklahoma where I felt comfortable: a coffee shop in Edmond, Lake Hefner and the OKCCoCo.
The coworking spot provided a community for entrepreneurs, technophiles and the generally curious. They had regular fundraisers for local charities like the 1-Day Ranch, invited web famous speakers to give talks and tips, help conferences bi-annually that gave people like me a place to congregate.
The CoCo meant a lot to me because it was one of the few cool places in Oklahoma. If it wasn’t for the community I probably wouldn’t be where I am now. Even though I’m no longer a member, I planned on visiting in the Spring.
- Stacey Clermont