Matt Shermoen

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Business Development Manager


With that, we need a resilient and dedicated team here at IEDC. We are excited to announce that we have added Matt Shermoen, formerly with Area Partnership of Economic Expansion (APEX), as our new Manager of Business Development. Matt has worked directly with IEDC for the past four years as a partner and is a skilled and experienced economic developer. He comes to us with strong local and regional relationships within his network that we believe will bring immense value to our team. 

Beginning in 2019, Matt worked for APEX. In his role there, he was responsible for attracting, expanding and retaining key strategic employers within the region, and leverages his sales expertise to build relationships with management personnel, demonstrating how expanding in or relocating to the APEX region leads to achieving business growth goals and objectives. He led and participated in meetings with strategic regional employers through the Minnesota Chamber's Grow Minnesota! Partnership. In his former role, Matt worked directly with Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) to strengthen business attraction, expansion and retention strategies specific to Itasca County.

Prior to his career in economic development, Matt spent 20+ years in business development across multiple industries including economic development marketing & communications and several industries that are important to northern Minnesota’s economy. These include: technology, industrial and retail sales and outdoor recreation. Matt is also co-owner of Border Country Outdoor Adventures, a fishing guide service provider on Rainy Lake.

Matt spends his free time enjoying many of the outdoor activities offered in northern Minnesota with family and friends. A few of Matt’s hobbies include competitive fishing, hunting & land management, traveling, and mastering his BBQ skills.

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