About SWBA











The Southwest Business Association (SWBA) works hard to support the businesses and communities in Southwest Minneapolis. 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.

Awareness

Raise awareness of the association's 33 business nodes and their offerings.

Communication

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

Partnerships

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

Sustainability

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 and introduced the XSW Mobile app. 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. Annual dues are $150 (July 1-June 30)

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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