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VOICE

APEX provides the private sector with a voice in business and economic development in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

DRIVE

APEX’s mission is to leverage private sector resources to drive investment throughout the region.

FOCUS

APEX focuses on assisting local businesses with growth and expansion, and attracting new businesses that are strategically aligned with regional capabilities.

DIVERSIFICATION

APEX is working toward diversification. While mining and forest products remain critical to the region’s economy, growth in industries like technology, aviation, manufacturing and energy increases future stability.

COLLABORATION

In collaboration with several partners, APEX attracts, places, retains, enriches and manages top talent for northeast Minnesota and northeast Wisconsin through the NORTHFORCE talent community. Individuals are finding satisfying positions. Employers are finding qualified employees. The resources of APEX investor-members help to support NORTHFORCE which is filling jobs and helping our businesses and communities grow.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

APEX encourages high-potential entrepreneurship. Through our network of investor-members and partners, APEX can guide and connect entrepreneurs to the contacts, investors and services they need to become successful.

EXPOSURE

APEX currently has over 70 business investor-members, and provides exposure to hundreds of community leaders in a variety of industries and professions. APEX connects the dots for business growth!

CONFIDENTIALITY

APEX works confidentially and “speaks” business. Prospects can work with APEX knowing that their plans are kept confidential.

PRIORITIES

APEX is governed and run by successful business leaders. Consequently, priorities are set and maintained, strategies are carefully developed, and politics are not allowed to interfere with success.

RESULTS

APEX is results driven. In the past twelve years, APEX has impacted 4028 jobs in the region, resulting in annual payroll of over $164 million and contributing 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"

U.S. News & World Report