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.

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. 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...
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...
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