Matthew Fiedler

Greene County native, co-founder of re:3D Inc. named recipient of Jefferson Wants You Incentive Fund

Special to the Jefferson Herald

Another remote worker who recently moved back to Greene County after 25 years has been awarded a Jefferson Wants You Incentive grant for a one year membership at Gravitate Coworking.

Matthew Fiedler of rural Scranton is co-founder of re:3D Inc, which is a NASA spin-off focused on making new additive manufacturing technology available to people in the developing world. His company currently has customers and 3D printing machines in 53 countries world-wide.  

Fiedler has relocated back to the family farm in Scranton and plans to manage the day-to-day functions of his company, remotely. He shared that Gravitate Coworking offered a great option with high-speed internet, meeting rooms, and an environment conducive to getting work done. Fiedler also noted that as a small business owner, he welcomes the opportunities to share his experience in building and growing a technology, hardware, and manufacturing business with other entrepreneurs and the community at large.

The Jefferson Wants You Incentive Fund was created as part of the Rural Return Grant received as part of the Empower Rural Iowa Initiative. A number of local utilities, financial institutions and a grant from Grow Greene County have provided the funding for this incentive fund with a local selection committee.  

A one year membership at Gravitate Coworking has a value of $1200 for the Floating Membership.  Gravitate opened in 2021 and is located at 200 E State St. The Floating Membership includes a 24/7 keycard access, a seat available every day and unlimited room bookings for the conference room space. High-speed fiber internet, private phone booth, coffee, unlimited printing and copying are part of the benefits of the membership. Dedicated desks and private office suites are also available at Jefferson’s Gravitate Coworking location. Matt Wetrich is the local contact for the Gravitate Coworking space and can answer specific questions about this location in downtown Jefferson by contacting him at The Welcome Center at 515-386-2155.  

Both current and new remote workers in Greene County are eligible to apply for the Jefferson Wants You Incentive Fund if they plan to use the space at least three times a week. The selection committee has awarded three memberships and set a goal of awarding 10. Find the applications in English and Spanish at under the “Move Here” tab.

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