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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Business incubator site slated to open in Colfax


Colfax Chamber of Commerce president Val Gregory and son Cal wash windows at the Higginson building Tuesday. Furniture remains to be cleared out.

The Colfax Downtown Association and Chamber of Commerce aim to open a business incubator in part of the former Higginson Furniture building the first week of August.

The project, named "Colfax Mercantile" and funded by a $30,000 grant from the county's .09 economic development program, will operate as a space for individual businesses to sell items. Owners will work one day per week, selling each other's products at a counter.

Each business will share the rent of the Main Street spot and may be part of the experiment for five years or $60,000 in profit in any one year.

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