Portsmouth’s renown as a center for technology and innovation makes it a must-have address for not only established businesses but start-ups as well.

The success of the tech sector in the city is evidenced by how much Portsmouth and environs contribute to the New Hampshire’s economy.

The state’s low unemployment rate – 2.7 percent at last count – is far below the national average of 4.8 percent, and it’s driven in good part by the growing number of jobs in Rockingham County. Income statistics show the region’s household median income is higher than the state, higher than the country, even higher than the Boston-Cambridge area in Massachusetts.

And, of course, there are the quality of life aspects of the area — the ocean, the mountains, the lakes, good schools, etc.

For a business looking for an address with cache — particularly among those doing online searches – Portsmouth and the Cooperative Venture Workspace make it the place to be.

The Workspace offers a variety of memberships, from private offices to cubicles and library-like work tables, to what it calls its “virtual membership” packages.

“With one of our Virtual Memberships you can take advantage of the fantastic reputation of Portsmouth and have prime access to our top-of-the-line facilities,” according to the Workspace. “Current and prospective clients will have confidence knowing that you are situated in a vibrant community that is consistently ranked as one of the top small cities in America.”

It is precisely what Lee Germeroth, founder of Germeroth Consulting & Creative, sought when he went looking for a space to complement his home office.

“While I was researching all of the different co-working spaces in the Seacoast region, I found some nice spaces, but they just didn’t fit all of my needs,” said Lee. “Then I came across the Workspace and its virtual membership level. See, I have a pretty nice home office set up where I can get all of my day to day work done. But what I was really lacking was a nice professional location to meet with clients and business executives.
With the Workspace’s virtual membership, I got just that. I am able to have some use of the shared conference rooms for meetings, while I do the bulk of my work at my home office.”

And that Portsmouth address for his mail? Priceless.

“Another huge benefit is a downtown Portsmouth business address. I no longer have to use my home address as my business location. I can have all my business mail and correspondence sent to my mailbox at the Workspace — separating work from home,” he said.

“The Workspace is the perfect balance of features, benefits, price and location — not to mention it is an absolutely beautiful building.”

To learn more about what a virtual membership can do for you, contact the Workspace at 603-610-8250.