Greenville newcomers find community through coworking space

A glimpse inside Endeavor, located in ONE City Plaza | Photo provided
A glimpse inside Endeavor, located in ONE City Plaza | Photo provided

New to Greenville — thanks to our newly-granted “Zoom Town” status? We’re glad you’re here. 🤝

Meet John, a Salesforce solution architect who was born and raised in Milwaukee and couldn’t stand another winter. Between Covid and a fully remote job, he had an opportunity to make a big change

His first instinct was to head west, but then he remembered a former coworker who had moved to a growing city in SC and was always raving about it. He came to visit this so-called oasis and decided it was the perfect size + environment for him. After packing everything he owned in his hatchback, John drove the 13 hours to his new apartment in downtown Greenville

Cowork spaces like Endeavor can help new Greenvillians find community | Photo provided
Cowork spaces like Endeavor can help new Greenvillians find community | Photo provided

In his words: “I walk to work every day (to my desk at Endeavor, right in ONE City Plaza) and I love to just walk around and explore. Over half my team has moved since the pandemic: many to Florida, one to North Carolina, a lot to the Southeast.”

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Endeavor has welcomed members who, believe it or not, come from chillier places than Milwaukee — like Alaska. Meet Rob, a project director and consultant who relocated to Greenville to pursue diverse business opportunities in a booming market

Here’s how coworking helped his transition to the Southeast: “I really like the workspace and environment at Endeavor. It’s super convenient, clean, quiet, safe, accommodating, very functional, and comfortable — and I love the gym space. The staff is great too. Their ‘Southern Charm’ is absolutely delightful: fantastic, warm, and welcoming.” 

Endeavor offers multiple communal spaces for members to interact | Photo provided
Endeavor offers multiple communal spaces for members to interact | Photo provided

Greenville also offers a robust job market for recent grads. Meet Anna, a Clemson 2020 grad who quarantined at home in northern Virginia, job searching + granola-making. Through professional and academic connections made at Clemson’s Erwin Center, Anna landed an opportunity to begin her marketing career in Greenville’s thriving creative scene. 

College grads entering the workforce can make meaningful connections at Endeavor | Photo provided
College grads entering the workforce can make meaningful connections at Endeavor | Photo provided

In her words: “I live in a studio apartment downtown, which I love, and I’ve started to ride my bike everywhere this summer (so European, right?). I meet impressive professionals with wisdom to share daily at Endeavor, and I meet other rad people from scoping out the best brewery/taco pop-ups and community yoga classes I read about in GVLtoday. My top rule is to never be afraid to go out alone!”

Whether you’re new to town or have called Greenville home for years, you can learn more about becoming a member at Endeavor here. Ⓟ 

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