This 10,000-sf library space was built new inside the existing shell space, which is operated by the Maricopa County Library District (MCLD), and owned by the City of Goodyear. There is a dedicated children’s area where age appropriate activities intermingle with dedicated computer terminals. The teen area is a place where youth can mix and mingle with friends or hunker down to study for a school exam. Other elements for student success include a SMART table and two early literacy computers.
Noticing a need in the West Valley for entrepreneurial support, ASU, the City of Goodyear, and the Maricopa Library District joined forces to create the Innovation Hub @ Goodyear.
This flexible area supports collaborative work and learning, provides incubator space for potential start-ups, and mentoring for people looking to make a change in their careers.
Additional resources include access to meeting rooms where they can sit down with potential clients or attend classes taught by business professionals from ASU’s Rapid Startup School.