Leverage Private Sector Resources to Drive Investment Throughout the Region

MISSION: Leverage private sector resources to drive investment throughout the region.

VALUE PROPOSITION: APEX prepares the compelling business case required for senior management to cost-justify the decision to locate, expand or stay in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.


business development model

APEX is the private sector-led business development engine established to promote sustainable growth in the APEX region. APEX investor-members represent many of the largest and most influential organizations in the region with a vested interest in business attraction, expansion and retention.

APEX business and economic development efforts focus in areas including aviation, technology, manufacturing, professional services and next generation forest products. Since 2003, the organization has impacted over 4,020 jobs in the region, resulting in a regional payroll of over $164 million and contributing to over $22 million in state and local taxes annually.


"2016 Top State for Business"

CNBC


"Minnesota lands back in top 10 of tech-business rankings"

Star Tribune


"#1 State for Quality of Life"

Forbes


"Fastest-Growing State for Technology Jobs"

Dice, 2015


"Among the Top 10 Most Innovative States"

Bloomberg


"Among the Top 15 Best States for Doing Business"

Forbes


"#3 in Overall Healthcare"

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