High River Coworking week is off to a great start.

Eleven businesses are offering up temporary work space for freelancers, home-based workers and entrepreneurs to collaborate and work alongside one another while connecting with the business community.

Manager of Economic Development Jodie Dawson says the response to the pilot project has been great.

"I am seeing lots of posts and lots of great energy, " says Dawson. "I'm going to do a walkabout, but it seems like there is some great energy around it."

She adds the community has learned a lot about co-working.

"That's important because it is something that's growing on a world wide basis. So we're learning and we're going to learn from it."

She says bringing new ideas like this and watching what the community does with it is very rewarding.

"The greatest success out of this has been our own community, the 11 businesses that are participating in this seizing it as an opportunity and playing with it."

"It has been completely community lead and that to me is always the answer."

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