Creating a Hub For Entrepreneurship

The Economic Development & Financing Corporation of Mendocino (“EDFC”) in partnership with the West Company, Local Works, and the City of Ukiah is working to rehabilitate the Old Ukiah Jail into a hub of entrepreneurship for Mendocino County.

Co-working is a style of work that involves a shared working environment and is gaining popularity with companies like Next Space in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Share Exchange in Santa Rosa.

The core vision for the downtown facility located at 280 E Standley Street, is to create a co-working center which will provide a hub of entrepreneurship for people seeking to escape the distractions of their home office or the isolation of operating a micro-business in a remote location. The facility is not only about the physical space, but the managed mix of participants and partners, which will create a community of creativity, vibrancy, and entrepreneurship.


Additionally the hub will also foster the newly emerging social entrepreneur – people who are focused on creating positive returns to society.

The project has been written up in the Ukiah Daily Journal and the North Bay Business Journal.

If you are interested in the possibility of having low cost office or small production space with shared facilities and in becoming part of a thriving local economic development center then fill out one of the Letter of Support & Interest Survey.