The 5 Best Iowa Coworking Spaces of 2020


One-third of your life is spent at work, so where you work and who you work with is important. The 9-5 culture is losing popularity as more and more individuals are opting to use coworking spaces, which are shared office spaces used by groups and individuals. Statista predicted that by 2027, 50.9% of the total U.S workforce will be freelancing. Coworking allows people to find flexible, affordable office spaces that they can grow into. Individuals have reported that coworking has expanded their professional networks and made them more motivated, engaged, happy, and successful.

If you are a telecommuter, entrepreneur, freelancer, small business, a budding startup, or a remote worker looking for a shared office, here are the top five coworking spaces in Iowa.

Gravitate Coworking – Des Moines

Gravitate Coworking is a place where you will find a vibrant community of diverse entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote workers, and startup team members plus an office dog named Hercules! They have two locations in the Des Moines metro area and are opening a third soon. Members describe it as a “warm, welcoming environment to propel you personally and professionally as well.” Their coworking memberships start at $175 per month with 24-hour key card access and unlimited access to all amenities. They also have mailbox membership, day passes, floating desks, dedicated desks, and private offices.

Vault Coworking – Cedar Rapids

You can find Vault Coworking communities around the world, including throughout Iowa. At Vault Coworking, you get to work alongside some of the top social and business innovators in the nation and people that will push you out of your comfort zone. You can get a day pass for $20, a community membership for $200, which gives you access to coworking spaces two days per month, or a resident membership for $175, which provides you with 24/7 access to the coworking space.

Collaborate DSM – Des moines

Collaborate DSM is a coworking space where members come together to innovate, connect, collaborate, and grow. At Collaborate DSM, you will experience the same comfort from working in their coworking space as you would at home or your favorite coffee shop. They have expertly designed a professional yet welcoming coworking space that is sure to inspire creativity and productivity while connecting you with other professionals. A coworking membership is $150 per month, a designated desk is $350 per month, and office suites start at $650 per month.

The Space – Cedar Rapid

The Space is an incredible community of artists, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. The Space is all about choice and finding the best place to grind through your to-do list. Membership starts at $150 per month for floaters and goes up to $250 per month for those who want a dedicated desk. They also have private offices available if you want a little more privacy.

COWORKQC – Davenport

Located in Davenport, COWORKQC encourages productivity in work and life for small business owners, nonprofits, remote workers, and freelance creatives. One member wrote, “while it is easy to become enamored with the gorgeous Space, the light flowing in through the windows and the seemingly endless supply of caffeine, the real magic at COWORKQC lives in the people who come in and out of the place all day long. There is just nothing like these people. Working from home might be comfortable, but you’ll never ever find your inspiration to get unstuck when you wander downstairs to do some dishes. When your office is full of super-smart, super driven, super inspired humans, it’s pretty difficult to be anything but productive. Great Space. Great people.” If this sounds like a good fit for you, you can look through their membership options.

Devon Feuer
Devon Feuer