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.
Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior designated Level IV Trauma Center
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior has been designated as a Level IV trauma center by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Level IV facilities provide stabilization and advanced trauma life support before patient transfer to a Level I or II facility.
The designation indicates St. Mary’s is providing the best possible treatment to trauma patients.
To read the entire article, visit Howie Hanson
Cirrus increases production
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Cirrus Aircraft saw strong growth in 2018, boosting production of its SR22 piston-engine airplanes by 7 percent and delivering nearly triple the number of turbine SF50 Vision Jets it did the previous year.
The 380 piston-engine airplanes Cirrus produced last year marked the highest output the company has achieved since the recession of 2007-2008 hit, causing general aviation aircraft sales to plummet nationwide.
To read the entire article, visit the Duluth News Tribune
North Shore Bank Honored for Community Involvement
Sunday, February 03, 2019
DULUTH, MN - The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) has recognized 35 Minnesota banks for their community involvement. Banks play a vital role in their communities and to honor and recognize their involvement, the MBA created the Community Champion recognition program.
North Shore Bank is one of thirty-five Community Champions that worked with hundreds of organizations in their communities, providing funding, volunteers, materials, supplies, or food for their neighbors. Recipients of the recognition range in size from small community banks to large banks with multiple branches.
To read the entire article, visit the Duluth News Tribune.
Port's 2018 cargo exceeds prior year
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
The Port of Duluth-Superior finished the 2018 shipping season on a strong note, with cargo totaling 35.9 million short tons. That compares with 35.2 million during...
AAR expands training partnership with LSC
Thursday, January 24, 2019
AAR — a firm that operates a maintenance, repair and overhaul facility for commercial aircraft in Duluth — announced Thursday it will expand its partnership...
American Airlines adds Duluth-Chicago service
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
American Airlines is adding daily direct service to and from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Tickets go on sale Jan. 28 for service beginning on May 23/
Cirrus Aircraft honored with APEX Summit Award
Friday, January 18, 2019
The Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) recognized Cirrus Aircraft with the organization’s Summit Award citing it as a global innovator in aviation and an...
maurices sales rise over holidays
Monday, January 14, 2019
Duluth-based retailer maurices saw holiday sales rise 2 percent over the year before, parent company Ascena Retail Group announced Monday. Across all its brands, which...
Cirrus Aircraft unveils Generation 2 Vision Jet
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Cirrus Aircraft announced the launch of its next generation Vision JetTM – called the ‘G2’ – which the Duluth-based company said offers enhanced performance, comfort and...
J.R. Jensen unveils new office, warehouse
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
J.R. Jensen Construction hosted a fall open house last week for the Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) investor-members. Nearly 50 business and community leaders...
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.
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...