According to the latest numbers from Deskmag, there are about 820 global coworking facilities. About 350 are located in the U.S., and about 470 coworking facilities are located outside of the U.S.
The coworking movement started in the U.S., but quickly spread to other countries. Sometime in late 2009/early 2010 the number of international facilities out numbered U.S. facilities.
At this point coworking is not only growing more rapidly outside the U.S., a lot of coworking-related innovation is also happening elsewhere.
A good example Italy's Coworking Project. According to Deskmag:
"Italy is home to the Coworking Project, an organization that also promotes flexible workspace within traditional offices and temporary spaces. Pop-up workstations are available in many different locations that might not be considered coworking spaces elsewhere."
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We're very excited about the international growth of coworking. Among other things, it shows how broad the interest in coworking is. We also think Asia - currently a small coworking region with just 35 facilities - is particularly poised for substantial growth.