September 9, 2020

APEX is a private sector-led business development engine established to promote sustainable growth in the APEX region of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, including all eight counties covered by Northland Connection. APEX investor-members represent many of the largest and most influential organizations in the region with a vested interest in business attraction, expansion and retention.

APEX business and economic development efforts focus on areas including aviation, technology, manufacturing, professional services and next generation forest products. Since 2003, the organization has impacted over 4,340 jobs in the region, resulting in a regional payroll of over $177.9 million and contributing to over $24.5 million annually in state and local taxes.

Throughout that time period, APEX has been one of Northland Connection’s most steady and frequent partners. Northland Connection’s data and property database provide direct support for APEX recruitment and retention efforts, freeing the APEX staff to do what they do best: market the region outwardly and engage directly with existing area businesses. These combined efforts set the stage for regional economic growth.

Northland Connection thanks APEX for its ongoing support and looks forward to a future of many additional wins for the region!