The first-ever business incubator was constructed in 2009 on the White Earth Reservation. The incubator building offers quality retail and office space to new and expanding businesses. The building is in a highly visible location on main street in Ogema, Minn., and fills a vacancy created when the town café burned in an arson fire.
Its first tenant was Circle of Life Home Health, a provider of personal care assistance. Regional Director Amy Laudon said the company wanted to expand its Bagley office to include a White Earth satellite, but couldn’t find space until the business incubator opened. The new location makes home health services more accessible to clients and more convenient for staff.
White Earth Investment Initiative relocated its offices to the incubator and manages the 3,000-square-foot facility.