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Starting a Business

Opportunities Around the Tri-City Area

Henning, Ottertail and Battle Lake all have incentives

for qualified businesses.  Whether you’re thinking about

opening a unique shop, setting up a manufacturing facility or starting a home-based business; we can help you get there!  


There additional tools available through West Central Initiative and the Small Business Development Center from gap financing to putting together a business plan.  


Each community is adjacent to a State Highway

and each City has additional infrastructure capable

of handling your business needs.

Give us a call at 320-248-2739 to get started!  


Don’t forget to check out our local bank –

1st National Bank at 218-583-2933  

They have branches in all 3 communities and are very willing to help someone with a good business plan.  

Battle Lake

New businesses are always welcome in Battle Lake and we’ll help you get started with the business of your dreams.  Stop at City Hall and visit with our economic development director for information on business subsidies and a direction to get you started.


We would be happy to discuss your plans to start a business in Henning.  There are several properties available throughout the City as well as lots in the Industrial Park.   Gap financing is available to qualified applicants through our Economic Development Authority. Contact our city office to obtain an application for business subsidy at 218-583-2402.


New business is always welcome in Ottertail City and we’re ready to assist!  Requests for business subsidy requires an application and review.  Call our city staff at 218-367-2250 to receive a form.

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