Navitor Partners with CoCo to Create Software Development Center

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Minnesota-based leading wholesale personalized printer partners with Twin Cities coworking space to create state-of-the-art software development center.

“We look at CoCo as a resource to finding and working with highly skilled knowledge workers in technology, marketing and design fields and to enabling our employees to work in a collaborative environment that inspires their best results,” says McGowan.

As part of a rising focus in quality coworking spaces, Navitor is creating a new software development center in partnership with CoCo, the Twin Cities’ premiere co-working space. This new software development center will be located in CoCo’s new Uptown Minneapolis location which opens in late September.

“CoCo has been a valuable partner for Navitor over the last few years,” says George McGowan, Navitor’s Executive Vice President of Marketing and eCommerce. “We've launched programs together, such as Design Works Studio, and we consider CoCo a vital resource for finding highly skilled knowledge workers in the technology, marketing and design fields. Our new software development center at CoCo Uptown is really indicative of that partnership and reflects our commitment to building the highest quality applications in our industry and to driving innovation in the commercial print industry.”

Innovations that bring commercial print into the digital age are central to the software development center. Steve McDermott, Navitor’s Vice President of Applied Technology, says that the software they will develop is uniquely suited to the atmosphere of collaboration and partnership created by the company’s CoCo location.

“Navitor is currently making a significant investment in building game-changing modern software for the personalized print industry,” says McDermott. “One focus of the software development center will be for our new user interface (UI) software developers. UI software developers thrive in a creative and collaborative work environment, and CoCo is the perfect work environment for our new UI software development team.”

CoCo is just as enthusiastic about the partnership as Navitor is. With interest in coworking spaces growing nationwide, strong partnerships like the one between Navitor and CoCo show that these collaborative spaces are a key way to foster innovation in companies large and small.

“We're thrilled that a major Minnesota corporation is using coworking as a platform for talent recruitment and software development,” says Don Ball, founding partner of CoCo. “Navitor is pioneering the concept of coworking as an employee benefit. That's a great development for CoCo and for the coworking movement in general.”

More information about CoCo’s Uptown location can be found on the CoCo website. More information about Navitor’s previous partnership with this coworking space can be found at the Navitor website.

About Navitor:
Navitor, Inc., a subsidiary of the Taylor Corporation, is one of North America’s largest trade-only wholesale printers and is headquartered in North Mankato, Minnesota. Offering the industry’s most extensive assortment of personalized printing and custom business identity products at wholesale prices, Navitor services a broad network of print resellers who are experts in design, marketing, communication and print. With a national manufacturing footprint, online print ordering and expert customer support staff, Navitor is designed to serve print professionals who need a strategic business partner rather than another vendor. For more information, visit Navitor.com.

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