The Regional Business Climate

APEX investor-members are focused on growth. Their successes and achievements have a positive impact on the region. Browse recent headlines to get a sense of how investor-members are impacting, and demonstrating their commitment, to the region.

St. Mary's designated in top tier for trauma care

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A six-year-long effort culminated Monday in an email that arrived in Jim Garvey's inbox. That's how Garvey, administrator of Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center, learned that...
Lakehead Constructors plans move to waterfront

Sunday, October 21, 2018

With plans in motion for Husky Energy refinery in Superior to purchase Lakehead Constructors facility at 2916 Hill Ave., the 100-plus year old construction company...
UMD planning new dorm, dining facilities

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The University of Minnesota Duluth is planning to construct a new dorm building and a dining facility at a total estimated cost of $59 million. The...
St. Luke’s opens fitness center in Proctor

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

St. Luke’s has announced the opening of the St. Luke’s Proctor Fitness Center, located in Proctor High School. It is open to both students and community...
Essentia Health Expansion Project

Thursday, September 13, 2018

On Thursday, July 12, 2018, Essentia Health provided APEX investor-members an update on the approximately $675 million Vision Northland project. Dr. Robert Erickson, Chair of...
Mass Timber Study Garners National Attention

Thursday, September 13, 2018

In the previous edition of the Pinnacle, APEX shared information about the Mass Timber initiative with investor-members. The mass timber study kicked off in May...
Connection Results in Win for Grand Rapids Company

Thursday, September 13, 2018

During a business and retention visit early in 2018, APEX Senior Business Developer, Tamara Lowney, learned Rapids Process Equipment, a Grand Rapids-based company, was interested...
APEX Board Exclusive Meeting

Thursday, September 13, 2018

APEX hosted a Board Exclusive meeting on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at the Kitchi Gammi Club from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. We discussed regional...
Port supports 8,000 jobs, generates $1.4 billion

Friday, September 07, 2018

The Port of Duluth-Superior generated $1.4 billion in economic activity and supported 7,881 jobs last year, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority said Friday. Handling 35 million...
Duluth law firm celebrates 125 years

Monday, August 06, 2018

How does a business exist for more than a century? "By reputation and accident," said Harold Frederick, an attorney with Fryberger Law. "Well, and community involvement," added...
Essentia Health stroke program earns high honor

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

A recent recognition continues to affirm that patients suffering from a stroke are receiving the best care possible at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in...
NRRI proves its mettle

Monday, July 23, 2018

It was the early 1980s. Northeastern Minnesota’s iron mining industry was in the depths of an historic slump. Thousands of miners had lost their jobs. Many were...
U.S. Bank sets financial records during Q2

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

U.S. Bank reported record net revenue of $5.6 billion, record net income of $1.7 billion and record diluted earnings per share of $1.02 during its...
AAR ends fiscal year on high note

Thursday, July 12, 2018

AAR Corp. reported fourth quarter sales of $474 million, up 5 percent from $451 million in the same prior fiscal year quarter. Full year sales of $1.75 billion were...
Member Connection: Cirrus Aircraft

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Congratulations are due to the many APEX investor-members who worked collaboratively to bring the Cirrus Aircraft Completion Center from concept to reality. This outstanding project...
Mass Timber Resources in Minnesota

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Does Minnesota have what it takes to become the country’s next mass timber producer? That’s precisely what APEX, the MN DNR, the US Forest Service...
Meet the New APEX Intern

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

In May, APEX welcomed Kristie Slindee to the APEX team as a Business Development Intern. A current student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Slindee holds leadership...
ALLETE donates retired jet to LSC program

Friday, July 06, 2018

ALLETE Inc. (NYSE: ALE) today announced it is donating a retired corporate jet to Lake Superior College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program. Donation of the 1981...
Teberg fund gains 10.12 percent

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Hermantown-based Teberg Fund gained 10.12 percent during the 12-month period from April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018, according to the fund’s annual report....
Lake Superior College recognized for IT leadership

Friday, May 18, 2018

Lake Superior College's IT team has received an award from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system in recognition of their research, planning and implementation of an...
TKDA named city engineer in Scanlon, Wrenshall

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

TKDA, an employee-owned engineering, architecture and planning services company, has been named city engineer for the cities of Scanlon and Wrenshall. Jeff Goetzman, PE, will serve...
Essentia Health Expansion Project

Thursday, September 13, 2018

On Thursday, July 12, 2018, Essentia Health provided APEX investor-members an update on the approximately $675 million Vision Northland project. Dr. Robert Erickson, Chair of...


"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