Leverage private sector resources to drive investment throughout the region.
APEX prepares the compelling business case required for senior management to cost-justify the decision to locate, expand or stay in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.
APEX is the private-sector led business development engine for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. APEX investor-members represent some of the most influential companies in the region, with a collaborative approach to promoting sustainable economic growth. APEX attraction, expansion and retention efforts focus in areas including aviation, data centers, manufacturing, professional services and next generation forest products. Since 2003, through attraction, expansion and retention efforts, APEX has impacted over 3,640 jobs in the region, resulting in an annual regional payroll of over $133 million and contributing to over $18 million in state and local taxes annually.