Social entrepreneurs in Charlotte have a cool new space for collaboration at Packard Place in the Queen City. This hip new coworking space offers plenty of inspiration for entrepreneurs looking to expand business and network with like-minded folk.
The space is housed in the historic 1928 Packard Motor Cars building on South Church Street. When the Packard automobiles business closed down, the building underwent extensive renovation but was left in neglect for several decades.
Co-owners Dan and Sara Roselli saw potential for the space, and in 2011 took over Packard Place and began the transformation into a central hub for the Charlotte entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Companies using space in Packard Place are changing the world in various industries including mobile technologies, advertising services, clean energy alternatives and education. In June we wrote about the social enterprise Queen City forward; just one of the organizations that’s found a home at Packard Place. They are balancing a triple-bottom-line of people, planets and profit.
Social entrepreneurs in Charlotte now have a great place to do work, connect, and work alongside innovative businesses that are positives impacting the local community and global initiatives.