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LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS. APEX is an economic and business development organization. It’s our business to support your business. Agile and connected, our experienced team of professionals understands what regional assets and tools will align with the needs of your business.

Find your competitive advantage with us. The APEX Region of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin is rich with resources, infrastructure and workforce to support your growth and success. Contact Us Today!


2022 Year in Review


2022 was a transformative year for APEX. The internal APEX team worked strategically to leverage private sector resources to drive investment throughout the region. APEX completed a successful leadership transition and achieved impressive results in our key focus areas. 


2022 Year In Review



Enbridge's Line 3 Replacement Generated Billions in Economic Impact

APEX is pleased to share the results of a July 2022 economic impact study regarding the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project. This recent study, commissioned by APEX and conducted by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Labovitz School of Business and Economics, found the project supported, on average, 4,157 jobs per year in the region and had a total impact of over $5 billion.

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Replacing the Line 3 pipeline was critical to ensuring the safest and most reliable method of transporting crude oil through Minnesota. The new pipeline can move material safer and more efficiently and poses far fewer threats than the 50+-year-old infrastructure that was replaced.

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17 Fortune 500 companies in MN

3.42% Exports Growth

2015 Top State for Business