21 May 2012
Des Moines’ Changing Business Landscape Drives Need for Workplace Flexibility
Regus opens flexible workspace downtown to help businesses thrive while decreasing costs and risks
Des Moines, IA – (May 21, 2012) – From the start-up firms competing along Silicon Sixth to the multinational corporations that employ thousands, the city of Des Moines continues to prove its economic mettle amid a challenging climate. As a result, demand is rising for alternative work environments and Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, aims to meet that demand with the opening of a full service business center located at 699 Walnut Street.
“I am excited to be here today with Regus as they open their downtown business center. For more than three years, Regus has been a strong economic partner for Iowans evident by its commitment to helping businesses grow while also creating jobs for local residents,” said Governor Terry Branstad.
“Des Moines is a great place to be right now,” said Jeff Doughman, Regus’ Regional Vice President. “Whether you’re an entrepreneur starting a business or one of the many established insurance and financial service firms heavily invested in the city, all businesses want to work smarter and more efficiently. Flexible workspaces are enabling organizations to maximize their productivity in an affordable and financially secure environment.”
Given the talented workforce and the clustering of large enterprises with the small business community, there is high potential for growth in Des Moines. Regus provides a base for companies that are looking to expand into the market.
Right in the heart of downtown, the center features offices, virtual offices, meeting rooms, videoconferencing and an administrative staff to ease the workload and let businesses focus on the task at hand. Regus’ global footprint and scalability allows companies to enter new markets and expand without being locked into long-term, expensive fixed leases.
“The mindset of business owners is changing. They realize their workers are more mobile and need to think differently about how to expand their company. Being flexible allows them to accommodate the needs of their workforce while also allowing them to adapt rapidly to changing market conditions,” said Doughman.
Notes to Editors:
Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds will attend the grand opening of the center on June 21. Members of the media are invited to attend and take a tour of the new facility. Interviews with Regus spokespersons and clients are available upon request
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Regus is the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world’s largest network of video communication studios. Regus enables people to work their way, whether it’s from home, on the road or from an office. Customers such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline, and Nokia join hundreds of thousands of growing small and medium businesses that benefit from outsourcing their office and workplace needs to Regus, allowing them to focus on their core activities.
Over a million customers a day benefit from Regus facilities spread across a global footprint of 1,300 locations in 550 cities and 99 countries, which allow individuals and companies to work wherever, however and whenever they want to. Regus was founded in Brussels, Belgium in 1989, is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information please visit: www.regus.com