The Office Remote Work Center

Welcome to The Office, the City of Seymour’s Remote Work Center!

Nestled in the heart of our charming rural community, The Office offers cutting-edge workspaces designed to inspire productivity and creativity. Whether you’re a freelancer, entrepreneur, or remote employee, you’ll find the perfect environment to focus, collaborate, and thrive. Enjoy high-speed internet & modern amenities, —all while savoring the tranquility and beauty of rural living.

Come experience the best of both worlds at The Office in Seymour,
blending innovative spaces with rural graces.

Cubicle Spaces – $200/mo
Private Office Spaces – $300/mo
Wireless Rate – $20/day, 8am to 5pm (no printer access)
Day Cubicle Rate – $25/day, 8am to 5pm (printer access @ 25¢/copy)

Contact Lauren Bush at 940-889-3148 or lbush@cityofseymour.org for lease agreement information.

GRAND OPENING CEREMONY

 

Posted by MAYOR MARK on Monday, July 1, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 21, 2024

THE OFFICE: SEYMOUR, TEXAS INTRODUCES INNOVATIVE REMOTE WORKSPACE TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC GROWTH

SEYMOUR, Texas – The City of Seymour is proud to announce the launch of “The Office,” a cutting-edge remote workspace poised to redefine the future of work in rural communities. To celebrate the opening, the City of Seymour and Seymour Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at noon on July 1, 2024, at 510 N Donald, Seymour, TX 76380.

The Office is an opportunity to improve digital literacy in rural Baylor County by empowering individuals with the tools and skills needed to thrive in the digital economy. A secure location for workers, the facility offers flexible low-cost rental options for 19 state-of-the-art cubicles and two executive private offices tailored to accommodate remote work setups and long-distance learning.

At the forefront of The Office’s offerings is its high-speed fiber internet and latest technology upgrades, ensuring connectivity for seamless remote work and virtual collaboration. Additionally, Workforce Solutions North Texas fully equipped the space with cubicles, desks, office chairs, computers, and a printer/scanner/copier.

“This initiative represents our commitment to fostering economic growth, enhancing quality of life, and creating opportunities for all members of our community to thrive,” said Dr. Jeff Brasher, City Administrator. “Equipping Seymour’s workforce with the tools necessary to excel in an increasingly competitive remote work environment adds to the diversified ways our community can grow.”

Owned solely by the City of Seymour, The Office is the culmination of strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, including Workforce Solutions North Texas and the Nortex Regional Planning Commission. The City of Seymour and Nortex Economic Development Division partnered on the infrastructure and upgrades needed to make the old building functional again.

“We are thrilled to introduce The Office as a pioneering hub for remote work and professional development,” said Mark McCord, Mayor of Seymour. “In today’s digital age, the ability to work remotely and adapt to evolving technologies is paramount. With The Office, we aim to not only provide a conducive workspace but also to nurture a newly skilled labor force that will drive innovation and prosperity in our community.”

By partnering with Workforce Solutions North Texas to leverage its extensive network of employers, The Office will be able to match qualified candidates with remote work positions tailored to their skills and expertise. The Office aims to streamline the recruitment process and facilitate meaningful employment opportunities for members of the community by connecting job seekers with reputable employers.

“We are excited to collaborate with Workforce Solutions North Texas to expand access to remote work opportunities and support workforce development in our community,” said Lauren Bush, City Secretary & Economic Development Director.  “By leveraging the resources and expertise of both organizations, we can empower individuals with the tools and connections needed to succeed in the remote work landscape.”

A Remote Work Job Fair will be scheduled in early August to help match local citizens with jobs across the state.

“Our mission is to place North Texans in jobs and equip workers with skills that foster economic development,” said Lisa McDaniel, Executive Director for Workforce Solutions North Texas, “and the collaboration with Seymour on a remote workspace in Baylor County is an innovative approach that we anticipate will have a great economic impact on individuals and the community.  We hope the success will lead to replicated efforts in other rural regions of the state to help address urban worker shortages as well.”

The City of Seymour will be leasing office space to remote workers. For more information and rental inquiries, please visit Cityofseymour.org/TheOffice or contact Lauren Bush.

Contact:

Lauren Bush

City Secretary/Economic Development

City of Seymour

940-889-3148

lbush@cityofseymour.org

About Seymour, Texas:

Seymour, Texas, is a vibrant community nestled in Baylor County. Known for its rich history and welcoming spirit, Seymour offers a unique blend of small-town charm and significant cultural heritage. The city is renowned in the field of paleontology for the Texas Red Beds, a geologic formation that dates back to the Permian period. These beds are a treasure trove of fossils, providing invaluable insights into prehistoric life and attracting researchers from around the world. Seymour’s dedication to preserving its natural history and fostering a sense of community makes it a noteworthy destination in North Texas.

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