Starting a Business in Tacoma’s Empty Spaces with Heather Joy from Spaceworks

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Spaceworks is contributing to activating empty spaces in Downtown Tacoma.

tour Heather Joy is the Executive Director of Spaceworks. Spaceworks is an organization that matches artists and creative entrepreneurs with vacant spaces to activate Tacoma. "We work with property owners of vacant spaces that are interested in filling them and taking a chance," says Heather. "Rather than having a for lease sign in the window forever." Heather and her husband and children moved to Tacoma to take the job at Spaceworks after living on Vashon Island for years. Now she is working to grow Spaceworks to help match more landlords and tenants together. It's no secret that Tacoma has vacant windows and storefronts around town. Heather talk about her work contact landlords and attempting to create opportunities for artists and entrepreneurs to sign leases and create businesses in those spaces. To learn more about Spaceworks, click here to watch their video. How is this funded? How do you become a Spaceworks landlord or Spaceworks business? Check out our interview with heather and learn more. Some Spaceworks Clients that you might have heard of: Fabitat -  Cultivating community through urban arts education. Tinkertopia - Creative Reuse Store 1120 Creative House - Coworking