During the course of the pandemic, many Americans switched career paths, started their own business, or lost their jobs. Regardless of the situation, it allowed many to assess and reflect on their priorities in life. Pre-pandemic, some were most likely already struggling to balance their work and home life or simply unhappy with their jobs. The pandemic gave them the push to quit jobs that were not giving them the flexibility they needed. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics study, over 3.9 million people quit their jobs this April. A study by MBO Partners found that 10.9 million American workers use the term “digital nomad” to describe themselves.
Digital Nomads vs. Remote Workers
Remote workers typically stay in one place either because their work requires them to do so or their job does not involve much travel, while digital nomads tend to utilize technology while traveling and living a “nomadic lifestyle” free of a steady office presence. Remote workers work for companies that allow them to work outside of the physical office, but rather than traveling; they typically work from home or a local coffee shop.
According to a report done by Zillow and Yelp ranking the top U.S. destinations best suited for digital nomads, Las Vegas ranks as one of the top ten cities. The criteria include business categories and perks that a digital nomad might need or enjoy, like outdoor activities, nightlife, affordable and flexible rental housing, and shared office spaces. Las Vegas had the second-highest affordability index score out of all cities on the list. Our city has an abundance of things to see and do, from hiking trails to shopping to exploring the Arts in Downtown Las Vegas.
The digital nomads have taken over the remote control of their life. They control the people they interact with, their work environment and their location while they work. Las Vegas is the perfect city for those who want to embrace the digital nomad life with the freedom to explore a vibrant city. If you are looking for space to log some work hours before taking in the sights, here are some co-working locations in Las Vegas.
Bottega Exchange is a stylish co-working space in Southwest Las Vegas. It is all female-owned and operated and designed to offer space for professional men and women who value collaboration. The space has over 7,500 square feet that consist of private offices, special event areas, a podcast room and collaborative space. Memberships at Bottega Exchange start at $125 per month.
The Coop Cowork
The Coop Cowork is located in Summerlin. The company offers an executive suite-style office space with five different membership options beginning at $50 per month for the “Virtual Office” membership. This option includes a workspace, conference room rentals, printing and scanning equipment use, a business address and the ability to receive mail and packages. Walk-ins are welcome during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for $25/day. You will have access to an open area workspace, WiFi and access to locally roasted coffee.
Regus Las Vegas
Regus has 13 locations in Las Vegas and offers options to book desk space by the hour, day or month for maximum flexibility. The standard package for the co-working desk space includes a professional reception team to help with your needs, mail handling, high-speed WiFi, utilities, cleaning, maintenance, use of the business address, use of the communal kitchen with tea and coffee-making facilities, two hours of community meeting room use per day and unlimited access to Regus’ global network of business lounges. There are add-on options for printing and scanning facilities, call handling, mail forwarding and meeting room use. For a customized quote or to find an open workspace, visit Regus online.
Work in Progress Las Vegas
Work in Progress is located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas with an additional location in Centennial Hills. The co-working memberships come with many amenities, including a desk space with ample power outlets, high-speed WiFi, unlimited brewed coffee, tea, purified water and use of the lounge and common areas. You will also have access to the kitchen, which has a fridge, toaster oven, Keurig machine (bring your own k-cups), Espresso machine, microwave, and toaster. You may also use the phone for quick phone calls, and there is a ping pong table to take your mind off work on those stressful days.