The Apex Downtown Master Plan and Parking Study (Downtown Plan) was unanimously adopted by Town Council in December 2019. It establishes a guiding vision for future and enhanced development of the greater downtown area over the next 10-20 years.
Two new coworking spaces, which offer flexible and collaborative work environments, opened recently in the Town of Apex. Coworking Station Downtown Apex opened in December 2019, in partnership with the Town of Apex, and offers 9 private offices, 18 cafe spaces and a conference room. Coworking Station Olive Chapel opened in November 2019 and offers 6 private offices, 12 cafe spaces and a conference room.
Congratulations to the recent graduates of our Fall 2019 LaunchAPEX Class! 11 new small businesses, representing 13 entrepreneurs, learned business management skills, took advantage of networking and will now begin a 6-month one-on-one mentoring partnership. This program is provided in partnership with the Town of Apex, Wake Technical Community College, Apex Rotary Club, Apex Sunrise Rotary Club, and Apex Chamber of Commerce.
The LaunchAPEX program inducted a new cohort of 14 entrepreneurs that will have access to business training through Wake Technical Community College, mentoring, networking with fellow entrepreneurs, and access to micro-loan programs. The program is managed by a working board from the Apex Chamber of Commerce, Town of Apex, Apex Rotary Club, Apex Sunrise Rotary Club, and Wake Tech Community College.
Limited Run Games, which specializes in the production and distribution of limited physical games for the Nintendo and PlayStation, was named the 34th fastest-growing privately held company in the Unites States on the Inc. 5000’s 2019 Most Successful Companies in America list released on August 15, 2019. The guide also named Limited Run Games the #1 fastest-growing privately held company in North Carolina.
Established in 2015, the company has 25 employees and is headquartered in Apex, North Carolina. 2019 marks another successful year for Limited Run Games as the 4th consecutive year of doubled annual revenue. The company currently projects revenues to reach 35+ million by the end of the year.
Limited Run Games has published over 250 Sony PlayStation and over 30 Nintendo Switch titles to date and has sold over 500,000 physical games.
Rising Edge Group, based out of Canada, held a grand opening event at their new Apex facility in July where they introduced staff, discussed company growth and upcoming projects, and gave tours of the building. The company provides transmission and distribution services, and utility engineering, construction, and commissioning services to clients in the United States and the Caribbean. The Apex facility is Rising Edge Group’s first location along the United States’ East Coast.
ATI Industrial Automation, a TBJ Fast 50 company, hosted an inaugural automation expo on May 9th in Apex. The event featured presentations from industry experts in automation and manufacturing and a tour of the recently completed expansion which nearly doubled the headquarters footprint.