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Philadelphia has a long history of industrial and commercial activity, with Kensington as the locus for much of it. Today you can see where the high water mark once crested with millions of square feet of under utilized or just outright abandoned factory and warehouse space. It appears the tide is turning once again. MaKen Studios is a development project focused on creative entrepreneurs in need of abundant, affordable, functional space for light industrial endeavors. Offering more than just square footage and electricity, MaKen has a wider view of it’s purpose to stimulate and support these budding business models. From educating new makers about design focused grants, to linking like minded entrepreneurs into powerful partnerships MaKen is more about creating an environment than merely a series of connected work spaces. More info here.

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