APEX is a private sector-led business development organization, collaborating to promote sustainable economic growth in northeastern Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

The City of Hoyt Lakes compliments economic development efforts by assisting successful businesses that choose the community because it is a great place to live, work and recreate.

The East Range Joint Powers Board oversees economic and community development on behalf of the cities of Aurora, Biwabik, Hoyt Lakes, and the Town of White.

Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board is a state agency with unique resources to enrich business, community and workforce development throughout northeastern Minnesota.

Minnesota Power, a division of ALLETE, provides electricity across a 26,000 square-mile service area in northeastern Minnesota. The utility specializes in meeting the needs of large power customers that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Northspan is a private, non-profit economic development firm that offers a full array of professional business and community development services. Northspan also hosts the region's portal for economic development information at

St. Louis County's Planning & Community Development Department is an essential public partner in the enhancement of economic development within its borders. The county manages programs that expand economic opportunities, improve housing stock, and regulate land use.