APEX in the News

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/ “We’re thrilled...
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. 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...
RSM September Insider

Friday, November 30, 2018

On September 26, 2018, RSM celebrated 100 years of serving the region with tax, audit and consulting services at the APEX Insider Event at their...
J.R. Jensen October Insider

Friday, November 30, 2018

Photo Credit: Steve Isola   On Thursday, October 25, J.R. Jensen Construction (J.R. Jensen) hosted an Insider event for APEX investor-members. Nearly 50 business and community leaders...
PolyMet Receives Permits to Mine

Friday, November 30, 2018

November marked a major milestone for industrial job creation in northern Minnesota. On November 1, 2018, the Minnesota DNR issued PolyMet a permit to mine, six water...
Enabling Technology on the Railroad

Friday, November 30, 2018

At the September APEX Board of Directors meeting, investor-members had the opportunity to learn more about how the BNSF Railroad is leveraging technology innovation to enhance safety...
Future Forest Stewards Host North Star Expo

Friday, November 30, 2018

Wood and timber products are one of Minnesota’s valuable natural resources. The forestry industry provides a wide variety of good-paying jobs in the region with...
APEX Hires New Operations Specialist

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Duluth, MN: The Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) is pleased to welcome Janet Windus to the team in the newly created position of Operations...
APEX Debuts 360-Degree Virtual Reality Tour

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Duluth, MN: The Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) is pleased to announce the availability of a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) tour that provides prospective...


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