August 2005

Site Selected for Upper Midwest Central Business Office

Catholic Health Initiatives has selected the Fargo, N.D./Moorhead, Minn. area as the site of its new Central Business Office (CBO).

A Site Selection Team analyzed 11 communities in Minnesota and North Dakota, each home to a Catholic Health Initiatives market-based organization, prior to making the selection. Villa Nazareth, which includes Friendship, Inc., and Riverview Place, is located in Fargo.

All of the communities were evaluated for availability of labor and business infrastructure. Fargo/Moorhead was selected based on three key factors: an employment environment that will allow Catholic Health Initiatives to attract top-level staff; an educated labor pool that supports sustainability and growth; and a cost-effective environment for business, living and travel.

“The Site Selection Team had a very difficult task, because all of the interested communities were capable of supporting the CBO,” said Michael Rowan, chief operating officer of Catholic Health Initiatives. “We deeply appreciate the team’s work and that of the communities that submitted proposals.”