Leveraging an industry to drive employment and infrastructure investment
APEX is a Duluth, Minnesota based private sector led business development engine for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. APEX investor-members represent many of the most influential companies in the region. APEX promotes sustainable economic growth through attraction, retention and expansion of businesses and industries that align with the region’s competitive advantages. The organization invests significant human and financial resources to build sophisticated strategies and business cases to cost-justify investment within the region. Duluth, Minnesota is the world’s largest inland port, located on the edge of Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. Duluth forms a metropolitan area with Superior, Wisconsin, referred to as the Twin Ports. The Duluth/Superior Metropolitan Statistical Area population approached 285,000 according to the 2018 Census.