Economic Gateway http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com APEX News RSS Feed Wed, 23 Jan 2019 23:32:24 -0800 en-us Cirrus Aircraft honored with APEX Summit Award http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=20346 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 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 anchor of the region’s... maurices sales rise over holidays http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=20313 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 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 also include Dressbarn, Ann Tayl... Cirrus Aircraft unveils Generation 2 Vision Jet http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=20289 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 09 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 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 s... Lake Superior College Ranked as the Best Community College in Minnesota and Among Top 20 Community Colleges in the Nation http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=20259 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800  Lake Superior College has been ranked as the best community college in Minnesota as well as among the top 20 community colleges in the nation, by Niche. Niche ra... LSC Faculty Receive Minnesota State Excellence in Curriculum Programming Award for Network and Cybersecurity Program http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=20136 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Lake Superior College Computer Information System faculty members Vickie McLain, Tom Gustafson, Anup Parajuli, Matt McCullough and Tom Janicki were recognized with a 2018 Minnesota State Excellence in... Marsh & McLennan Agency acquires Otis-Magie Insurance Agency http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=20086 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), the middle market agency subsidiary of Marsh, today announced that it has acquired Otis-Magie Insurance Agency Inc., one of the largest privately owned... Deb DeLuca: THE TCB 100: PEOPLE TO KNOW IN 2019 / EMERGING http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=20001 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Deb DeLuca is the first woman to take charge of the Duluth port. Named executive director in August, she had served as the Port Authority’s government and environmental affairs director since 20... Essentia Health announces McGough as construction manager for Vision Northland project http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19895 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Essentia Health today announced that McGough Construction has been selected as construction manager for its Vision Northland project, an $800 million investment, which includes a new hospita... Lake Superior College economic contribution estimated at about $200 million http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19842 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Minnesota State, the system of 30 state colleges and seven state universities, released the results of a study that estimates the contribution of Lake Superior College to the regional econom... J.R. Jensen unveils new office, warehouse http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19661 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 attended the “Inside... Construction begins on new Essentia Wellness Center http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19663 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 fter years of planning, construction began this summer on a regional health and wellness center in Hermantown. The $26 million Essentia Wellness Center, located at the intersection of Ugstad and Ar... St. Mary's designated in top tier for trauma care http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19584 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 St. ... Lakehead Constructors plans move to waterfront http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19585 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Sun, 21 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 is making plans of its own. Lakeh... UMD planning new dorm, dining facilities http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19461 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Sun, 14 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 proposal is in its infancy but was included in th... Study: Duluth’s industrial economy sets strong foundation for future growth http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19320 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A study conducted for the Duluth Seaway Port Authority found Duluth’s industrial sector is an important component its economy. It further concluded it will be the catalyst that spurs equitable f... APEX Insider event celebrates RSM’s 100 years of service http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19264 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 RSM on Wednesday celebrated 100 years of serving the region with tax, audit and consulting services. A celebration was held at the Area Partnership for Economic Expansion’s (APEX) Insider Event ... St. Luke’s opens fitness center in Proctor http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19309 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 members. The center aims to fost... Essentia Health Expansion Project http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19099 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 Essentia Health East Faci... Mass Timber Study Garners National Attention http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19100 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 and is funded by the Department of Iron... Connection Results in Win for Grand Rapids Company http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19101 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 in selling their busi... APEX Board Exclusive Meeting http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19104 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 competitiveness in site location decisions with a focus... Enbridge activates solar project in Partnership with Wells Technology http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19073 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Enbridge, together with project partners, flipped the switch on a new solar panel Project on Sept. 5 th in Bemidji. The project is a partnership with local Indigenous owned businesses Wells Technol... Port supports 8,000 jobs, generates $1.4 billion http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19074 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 short tons of cargo gen... Enrollment at Lake Superior College increases for the second year in a row http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19075 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Fall semester is now underway at Lake Superior College and for the second year in a row the school is reporting an increase in overall enrollment, as well as impressive increases in new degree seeking... St. Scholastica receives largest grant in its history http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news/?item=19076 www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/membership/investors-in-the-news Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 St. Scholastica has been awarded $2.76 million by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — the largest grant in the college’s 107-year history. “This four-year federal i...