APEX Participates in Fall FAM Tour

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

In September, APEX and several partners were highlighted to national site selectors in a familiarization (FAM) tour held in the Twin Cities. This fall’s tour was coordinated and sponsored by the State of Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), APEX and many APEX investor-members including: Minnesota PowerWSB & AssociatesGreat River Energy and many other public and private sector organizations that drive Minnesota’s economy.

Prominent site selectors from around the nation attended the three-day tour, where they were fully immersed in Minnesota’s business sector. Participants attended an EDAM Webinar, met with MN Marketing Partnership, networked at Xcel Energy, toured local businesses (SageGlass, Olympus, RMS, Cargill, Smiths Medical) and watched the Twins beat the Blue Jays at Target Field. Site selectors in attendance were:

  • Josh Beck, MarksNelson
  • Ross Benitz and Mike Eickhoff, Grant Thornton
  • Brad Elmer, Baker Tilly
  • John Evans, Tractus
  • Larry Moretti, LFM Corporate Location Solutions
  • Justin Pearson, BNSF Railway
  • Phil Schneider, Schneider Strategy Consulting, LLC

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