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Put into numbers, there are four main benefits associated with the establishment of a flexible workspace in a smaller city, town or suburban location.

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Job creation

new jobs created with a new flexible workspace

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Value creation

million economic boost in GVA for the local economy

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Time saving

hours employees save per year by working closer to home and reducing commute time

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Carbon savings

metric tonnes CO2 saved every year by a new suburban flexible workspace thanks to less commuting

Did you know? The migration of flexible workspace to areas outside of major metropolitan cities could contribute more than $254 billion to local economies in the next decade.

In July 2019, Regus appointed Development Economics, a research and market analysis firm, to identify the socio-economic benefits for local economies of the development of flexible office space in secondary towns and cities and in suburban locations.

The study found that local economies are set to be boosted by the growing trend of people working from offices closer to where they live. It has also revealed the significant reduction in commuting time and associated carbon emission that can be expected should this trend continue over the next decade.

Download the report now to see the full results and gain an insight into the total benefits that will accrue by 2029 from the suburbanisation of flexible workspaces across the 19 countries in the study.