Industries that Drive the Region

While natural resource-based industries still form the foundation of the economy in the APEX Region, the area has benefited from significant growth in an array of industry clusters and business sectors, such as:


manufacturing fabrication

Manufacturing and Fabrication

Mine it.Make it. Grow it.


Mining/Metallurgy and Direct Reduced Iron

Mine it.Make it. Grow it.


Next Generation Forest Products

Wood Fiber Study Executive Summary


To learn more about these industries, or any of the strategic initiatives APEX is engaged in, contact us today!

"2016 Top State for Business"


"Minnesota lands back in top 10 of tech-business rankings"

Star Tribune

"#1 State for Quality of Life"


"Fastest-Growing State for Technology Jobs"

Dice, 2015

"Among the Top 10 Most Innovative States"


"Among the Top 15 Best States for Doing Business"


"#3 in Overall Healthcare"

U.S. News & World Report