By News Release
PETERBOROUGH — On March 1, MAxT Makerspace will be moving into a new location at 49 Vose Farm Rd. in Peterborough. The makerspace was started in 2015 to offers shared space, training and technology for our community, and nurture innovative entrepreneurs. The new location offers over 8000 sq. ft. of workshops, studios, classrooms and co-working space. It represents a dramatic expansion of space, resources and programming from its current space.
“Being in our initial, smaller space allowed us to experiment and build a community of talented makers from our region. We’ve learned a lot about what resources our community is looking for since we first opened our doors two years ago,” said MAxT’s Executive Director, Roy Schlieben, “We’re now in the position to deliver the kind of resource for our region that we’ve always dreamed of. If you are an artist, engineer, programmer, craftsperson, tinkerer, inventor, builder, telecommuter or consultant – we’ve got the space and resources you are looking for.”
The new space includes large workshops, where equipment and resources for woodworkers, jewelry, textiles, welding and metal working will be shared. It includes comfortable office space that will be used for electronics, design, classes and co-working. It will also be the home for business consultants and advisors to work and meet with their clients, as MAxT develops its incubation program for a select group of start-up businesses.
“We want to create a place that builds on Peterborough’s legacy as a hub for culture and technology, and provide the next generation of artists and entrepreneurs the resources they need to succeed in our community,” said Schlieben.
The move was made possible by MAxT’s growing membership base and the contributions of many community members, including in particular the members of the Our Town Capital Group, started last September to spur economic development in the Greater Peterborough area.