Our Small Businesses:
SWBA coordinated with fellow Minneapolis area small business associations to produce a video that highlights businesses in the city, provides a personal look at their owners, and talks about the positive impact their small business has on the surrounding community. The goal of the video is to connect with the public and show that our business owners are good people who are working hard and have a very positive impact on our communities.
Leadership has communicated the desire to have elected officials and city staff engage in a two-way dialog with business owners and their employees regarding the impact of a city-specific minimum wage. City staff have explicitly asked associations like the SWBA to share financial impact information with them so they have Minneapolis-sourced data from businesses. We surveyed businesses, and have produced a report based upon survey responses. See the report using the link below: