Economic Gateway http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com APEX News RSS Feed Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:55:28 -0800 en-us Cirrus plane deliveries up in 2017 http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=16206 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 23 Feb 2800 15:19:37 -0800 Cirrus delivered more than 350 planes in 2017, a high mark in recent years, and also added nearly 300 jobs at its various locations. The Duluth-based aircraft manufacturer's 355 shipments of SR... APEX holds annual meeting, elects board http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=16104 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) hosted its annual Board of Directors and investor-member meeting Jan. 25, which featured guest speaker LaMarr Barnes, CEO of U.S. Water Services, Inc... Lake Superior College Foundation to Award over $100,000 in Student Scholarships http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=16046 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Lake Superior College Foundation will award over $100,000 in student scholarships this spring, the most LSC Foundation has awarded in scholarships in recent history. The annual scholarship appl... Duluth News Tribune, community papers win MNA awards http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15889 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Duluth News Tribune, Cloquet Pine Journal and Lake County News-Chronicle received a number of awards in the Minnesota Newspaper Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest. Winners were anno... MP, SWL&P recognized for work following Hurricane Irma http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15647 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Edison Electric Institute presented Minnesota Power and Superior Water, Light and Power with the association's "Emergency Assistance Award" for outstanding work assisting customers a... APEX Focuses on regional workforce http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15440 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 At the close of another busy and productive year, we wanted to share some of our key efforts to strengthen and highlight regional workforce initiatives. Many industries are growing in the APEX region,... New Northforce Website http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15441 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In 2017, NORTHFORCE launched a new website to better connect talented individuals with careers in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. The new website includes streamlined navigation so potent... Manufacturing Month Involvement http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15442 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 As the manufacturing and fabrication industries continue to shift, APEX investor-members cite workforce development as a top area of concern. To address this concern, APEX ramped up efforts with the A... International Workforce Panel at November Board Meeting http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15443 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Finding employees, specifically in the tourism industry, has been a challenge in the APEX region. This issue has been compounded by the actions of the federal government to limit programs that provide... APEX Investor-Members Donate Cold Weather Work Gear to ISD 709 http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15444 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Students in ISD 709’s Construction Technology program have already learned a lot about the construction trade this year. They’ve been working in collaboration with Lake Superior College&rs... Minnesota Power joins investor-owned electric companies in Puerto Rico http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15424 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Several investor-owned electric companies including Minnesota Power Co. will deploy nearly 1,500 additional restoration workers and support personnel to Puerto Rico in early January to accelerate ongo... BLANDIN FOUNDATION AWARDS $4 MILLION IN GRANTS http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15319 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 During their December meeting, Blandin Foundation trustees approved grants that strengthen rural Minnesota communities, including 50 grants totaling $2.6 million for a range of efforts of Grand Rapids... Altec Inc. planning Duluth expansion http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15274 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Altec Inc. will invest $8.45 million and create 100 jobs in an expansion of its manufacturing facilities in Duluth, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced Wed... APEX and member companies donate construction work wear http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15226 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 23 Feb 4000 15:13:58 -0800 The Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) and several APEX investor-members are supporting the Duluth School District’s Construction Technology program. The Boldt Company, APi Group, In... Essentia envisions multimillion-dollar investment in downtown campus http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15198 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Essentia Health plans to make its largest investment ever in its Duluth campus over the next few years. "We've made important investments in many other locations, and it's now time to ... Essentia Health launches major strategic planning effort to enhance patient care http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15232 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Essentia Health is pleased to announce its Board of Directors has authorized a major strategic planning effort to positively impact the way care is delivered at its downtown Duluth campus and enhance ... Strengthening Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Workforce http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15162 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Over the next decade, 22 percent of the skilled manufacturing workforce in the U.S. will retire. During this time, the industry is also expected to grow, which translates to a projected shortfall of a... Pascha Apter Named Twin Cities Business Top 100 People to Know in 2018 http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15146 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Pascha Apter of Giant Voices was named one of the Twin Cities Business Magazine's "Top 100 Emerging People to Know" in 2018. Apter is the CEO of the Duluth based marketing firm, and has ... BoardRoom Magazine Recognizes RSM for Excellence http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15154 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 RSM US LLP (“RSM”) — the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market — is honored to be named an “Excellence in Ach... Sock on: UMD students sell a pair, donate a pair with Soks Co. http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15147 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 If Grandma gets you this pair of socks for Christmas, you’ll need to write two thank-you cards — one from you, and one from the community member who received a donated pair. Four Univer... Minnesota and China Connect http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=15061 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 23 Feb 4400 15:12:37 -0800 Through a class in cultural entrepreneurship, students at UMD and Ocean University in Qingdao, China now have the ability to enroll in the same course, and collaborate on projects together. To re... UMD says athletics puts $26 million in regional economy http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=14959 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Here's your latest excuse to skip responsibilities and catch the Bulldogs game — it supports the local economy. The University of Minnesota Duluth has pegged the economic impact of its at... St. Luke's Recognized Nationally for Promoting Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=14962 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 St. Luke’s is among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries. St. Luke’s took part in a national campaign sponsored by ... $10 million upgrade underway at UMD’s Romano Gym http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=14837 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The home of UMD basketball, volleyball and more for almost 64 years will be getting its biggest upgrade to date with Monday's announcement of a $10 million renovation. "It's exciting t... Maurices stays on its toes: New in-store, online initiatives help Duluth-based retailer compete http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=14801 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 If Maurices was simply reacting to retail's upheaval before, it's trying everything to lead the way these days. "The climate has changed, and there are lots of lessons that have been l...