MD061: Makerspace Development doesn’t have to be expensive.

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bring-homeYou could make the case that makerspaces represent a new class of infrastructure investment.

However, you can’t say that the traditional makerspace business model works for all communities.

The traditional makerspace business model works best for relatively affluent regions of the country with dense populations. Unfortunately, these are not the communities that most need the benefits that makerspace development can provide.

Makerspace Developers need to develop new hybrid makerspace business models that incorporate both online and mobile technologies. We will be looking at makerspace peering along with other ways of pulling costs out of the makerspace development process in 2017.

Zachary Alexander

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