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|Peterborough Makerspace Expands to New Space|
|Published Tuesday, February 13, 2018|
MAxT Makerspace is moving into a new location at 49 Vose Farm Road in Peterborough on March 1. The move is said to substantially increase space and resources for the organization. The makerspace, started in 2015 to offer shared space, training and technology for the community and nurture entrepreneurs, will have more than 8,000 square feet for workshops, studios, classrooms and co-working space.
“Being in our initial, smaller space allowed us to experiment and build a community of talented makers from our region. We’ve learned a lot about what resources our community is looking for since we first opened our doors two years ago,” says MAxT’s Executive Director Roy Schlieben. “We’re now in the position to deliver the kind of resource for our region that we’ve always dreamed of. If you are an artist, engineer, programmer, craftsperson, tinkerer, inventor, builder, telecommuter or consultant—we’ve got the space and resources you are looking for.”
The new space includes workshops, where equipment and resources for woodworkers, jewelry, textiles, welding and metal working will be shared. It includes office space that will be used for electronics, design, classes and co-working. It will also be the home for business consultants and advisors to work and meet with their clients, as MAxT develops its incubation program for a select group of start-up businesses.
“We want to create a place that builds on Peterborough’s legacy as a hub for culture and technology, and provide the next generation of artists and entrepreneurs the resources they need to succeed in our community,” says Schlieben.
The move was made possible by MAxT’s growing membership base and the contributions of many community members, including Our Town Capital Group, which started last September to spur economic development in the Greater Peterborough area.
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