About SWBA

The Southwest Business Association (SWBA) is enhancing the community through the power of its small businesses. With dedicated and passionate volunteers, the association has grown to cover an area of approximately 418 city blocks and 400 store-front businesses.

Partnering with neighborhood organizations, local government, community organizations and other business associations, SWBA has successfully combated the negative effects of large road construction projects, built a community approach to small business marketing, and brought in over $1 million in grant funds for store-front facade improvements.
SWBA's Mission is Four-Fold:
  1. Build sense of business identity
  2. Strengthen relationship between businesses and local community
  3. Serve as an advocate for business owners
  4. Serve as a conduit between members and the City of Minneapolis to improve activity that assists in business development.


Raise awareness of the association's businesses and their offerings.


Optimize effective communication between businesses, the city and the community.


Build strong partnerships with others in the community and encourage businesses and other organizations to do the same.


Instill involvement and processes that assure a sustainable organization.

We strive to connect the organization's activities and output with what is important to the membership and business community at large. To better serve our community and provide an online presence for our business members, SWBA launched version 3 of ExperienceSouthwest.com. We hope you bookmark this directory and use it to locate information and locations of restaurants, service providers, schools, retail, automotive, churches and more!

Help us continue to address your concerns as a business owner. Call 612-823-3472 or Email us if you have questions regarding membership or want more information. Membership is available on both annual and monthly payment plans.

Copyright Southwest Business Association

Southwest Business Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. Minnesota , P.O. Box 8932, Minneapolis, MN 55408

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