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Learn more about what it means to invest in APEX. We’ll schedule a time with an appropriate team member to be sure your questions are answered. Contact Sandy Johnson, Director of Member Relations and Administration, at or 218-740-3669.


APEX provides the private sector with a voice in business and economic development in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.


APEX’s mission is to leverage private sector resources to drive investment throughout the APEX region.


APEX focuses on assisting local businesses with growth and expansion, and attracting new businesses that are strategically aligned with regional capabilities.


APEX is working toward diversification. While mining and forest products remain critical to the region’s economy, growth in industries like technology, aviation, manufacturing and energy increases future stability.


In collaboration with several partners, APEX attracts, places, retains, enriches and manages top talent for northeast Minnesota and northeast Wisconsin through the NORTHFORCE talent community. Individuals are finding satisfying positions. Employers are finding qualified employees. The resources of APEX investor-members help to support NORTHFORCE which is filling jobs and helping our businesses and communities grow.


APEX encourages high-potential entrepreneurship. Through our network of investor-members and partners, APEX can guide and connect entrepreneurs to the contacts, investors and services they need to become successful.