Packing It Up and Packing It In: Where Is America Growing? [Infographic]

By John Egan   May 29, 2015


If you’re looking for areas where the U.S. population is rising the most, just look in the South or West. Communities in those two regions dominate recent population growth trends, with a few exceptions.

“Over the next 15 years, America is in for tremendous demographic change,” Emily Badger of the Washington Post recently wrote.

Parts of the country, particularly the Rust Belt and the Great Plains, will lose population during that period, wrote Badger, citing data from the Urban Institute. Meanwhile, she reported, the size of many cities in the South and West—like Charlotte, NC, and Las Vegas, NV—will swell.

The infographic below paints a statistical picture of where the U.S. population is swelling the most. → Keep Reading

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Bird’s-Eye View: Awesome Drone Videos Show Storage Facilities Under Construction

By John Egan   May 27, 2015

Get Space self-storage construction

Here at SpareFoot, we tend to geek out about all things self-storage. So when we came across some amazing drone-captured videos of two self-storage facilities under construction in Hillsboro, OR, we had to share them with you. → Keep Reading

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On the A-List: SpareFoot Honored as One of Most Promising Startups in Austin

By John Egan   May 15, 2015

Josh Lipton

We’ve made the A-list, but not quite on the level of stars like George Clooney and Beyoncé Knowles.

SpareFoot is one of 12 startups that were honored May 14 in the Austin A-List of Hottest Startups program, sponsored by the Austin Chamber of Commerce and South by Southwest Interactive. The program highlights the most promising startups in the Austin, TX, area as determined by a panel of independent judges. More than 275 startups were nominated.

Josh Lipton (pictured at top with microphone), who leads SpareFoot’s Amazing Customer Experience (ACE) Team, accepted the award on our behalf. → Keep Reading

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Check Out SpareFoot’s New Jobs Page!

By John Egan   May 7, 2015

SpareFoot jobs page
SpareFoot’s jobs page—where you can learn why we’re such a great place to work, and then find available positions and apply for them—has undergone a makeover. → Keep Reading

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SpareFoot’s Storage Industry Professionals Mixer Geaux-ing to New Orleans

By Jeremy Rachel   March 23, 2015

New Orleans

Attention, SpareFoot facility clients: We’re geaux-ing to Laissez les bons temps rouler (“Let the good times roll”) and head to the party capital of the South: New Orleans, LA!

New Orleans will be the second stop on SpareFoot’s Storage Industry Professionals Mixer tour. So if you’re in or near The Big Easy at 6 p.m. April 21, come join us at Barcadia New Orleans for a festive night of mixing and mingling with your fellow professionals from the storage industry. → Keep Reading

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SpareFoot-Supported ‘Store’ Will Help Clothe the Homeless

By John Egan   March 19, 2015

Storie Cunningham

One night in February, SpareFooter Storie Cunningham (pictured at top) spotted a video in her Facebook news feed. Intrigued, she clicked on the YouTube video, which tells the story of The Street Store, a charity that helps homeless people around the world. The two-minute video moved Cunningham to tears and moved her to help The Street Store.

The result: From 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22 outside Central Presbyterian Church, Cunningham will be organizing the first-ever event in Austin, TX, for The Street Store. Local homeless people will be able to shop for free clothes at the temporary pop-up store. SpareFoot is supporting Cunningham’s initiative. → Keep Reading

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SpareFoot Rolls Out First TV Advertising Campaign

By John Egan   March 18, 2015

SpareFoot TV commercial

SpareFoot is launching its first-ever TV advertising campaign. As part of a pilot program, the SpareFoot ads will begin airing this month on various cable TV networks in the U.S. → Keep Reading

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Steve Case: Austin Startups Merit More Attention

By John Egan   March 16, 2015

Steve Case

When it comes to pumping money into startups, Steve Case isn’t banking solely on Silicon Valley. While the home of Apple, Facebook and Google attracts tons of media attention—and tons of venture capital—Case and his fellow investors think startups in places like Austin, TX, deserve more attention.

“We love entrepreneurs anywhere, but we think there’s too much focus in places like Silicon Valley and not enough focus in places like Austin,” Case, co-founder of AOL, told The SpareFoot Blog. → Keep Reading

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SpareFoot Secures $33 Million Investment Led by Revolution Growth

By John Egan   March 11, 2015

Steve Case

Austin, TX-based SpareFoot, the country’s largest marketplace for finding and booking self-storage, announced today that it has obtained $33 million in venture capital to propel its growth.

New investor Revolution Growth led the round, with participation from existing investor Insight Venture Partners and new investor Monkfish Equity. → Keep Reading

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16 Reasons to Be Envious of Austin [Infographic]

By John Egan   March 4, 2015

Austin TX

Sure, we like to keep it weird here in Austin, TX. But the reasons we love Austin go well beyond the weird vibe. For instance, Thrillist recently declared Austin is the best barbecue city in America. Thrillist raved that “there’s not a city in the country doing more in both creative and classic styles than Austin, and that’s why we picked it as number one.”

Austin is at or near the top in various rankings. And it’s No. 1 in our hearts at SpareFoot. Here are 16 reasons why Austin should be No. 1 in your book as well. → Keep Reading

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