Proof Point


There are almost 700 makerspaces that are active, being planned or constructed across the U.S., with California, New York and Texas representing 25% of total

Number of Makerspaces in the U.S. by State

Proof Point Findings:
  • Makerspaces – Communal workspaces providing access to high-end tools and equipments (e.g. best-in-class computers, 3D printer, synthetic biokits, construction equipments), enabling professionals from various fields to turn ideas into product prototypes; also known as innovation hubs, design labs, or hackerspaces
  • U.S. Makerspaces – Has almost 700 makerspaces across country, with 437 (63%) currently active, 169 (24%) planned, 90 (13%) in construction, and 3 (0.4%) in reconstruction
  • Top States – California (93), New York (42), and Texas (41) top three states with most makerspaces, representing 25% of U.S. total
  • Key Drivers – Include rise of Maker Movement, increasing preference for accessing over ownership, growing demand to collaborate with other professionals having similar interests, and heightening focus on active learning
Market Disruption: Access Over Ownership
Sector: Cross-sector

Date Last Updated: April 25, 2017

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