Familiarization Tour Returns

Thursday, June 29, 2017

In late June, northeast Minnesota was highlighted to national Site Selectors, as APEX and several partners hosted a unique familiarization (FAM) tour.

The three-day tour was coordinated and sponsored by the State of Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), APEX, the Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) and Minnesota Power. The following five nationally-recognized Site Selectors participated in several activities in Duluth and the Iron Range, giving them the true flavor of northeast Minnesota and the quality of life in our region:

  • Brad Lindquist – Newmark Grub Knight Frank, Senior Managing Director, Global Corporate Services
  • Darin Buelow – Deloitte Consulting LLP, Principal
  • Matt Szuhaj – Deloitte Consulting LLP, Managing Director
  • Ross Benitz – Grant Thornton, CPA
  • Jim Gordon – BNSF Railway, Director, Economic Development 

Brian Hanson, APEX President and CEO, will share highlights of the visit at the July 6, 2017 Board of Directors meeting.

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