The Stream is:
• A business incubator space for entrepreneurs.
• A remote work center available to the 4,300 professionals with second homes on Newaygo’s numerous lakes, rivers and scenic landscapes. The Stream is expected to reduce the miles traveled by Newaygo citizens and visitors by thousands.
• An educational and job training facility for individuals seeking to earn college credit in Newaygo County.
• A telecommuting site available to the thousands of business professionals (almost half of the workforce) who travel outside of Newaygo County every day to work.
• An earth-friendly facility that is seeking LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
• A test site for office furniture leader Haworth. The company has donated its latest office furniture, walls and flooring so it can study usage, traffic flows and gathering spaces to help Haworth perfect its products for the coworking/remote workplace market.
• A technological center. The Stream features top-of-the-line technology, including videoconferencing technology and servers that ensure that highest level of information security for organizations with employees working remotely.
• A result of a West Michigan WIRED initiative. Newaygo was identified as a strong location for such a facility based on demographic analysis and commuting patterns.
• A 13,000-square-foot center at the heart of Newaygo’s downtown.