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 a 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 on areas including aviation, technology, manufacturing, professional services and next generation forest products. Since 2003, the organization has impacted over 4,340 jobs in the region, resulting in a regional payroll of over $177.9 million and contributing to over $24.5 million annually in state and local taxes.