Membership Makes a Difference

Membership in the association connects you to your clients and patrons, the surrounding communities, fellow small business owners and the city at large. Only members have access to our online forums and member resources. Tools that help you with the big picture planning for your business so you can focus on the daily needs of keeping your customers satisfied. Use the form below to join us today, or learn more about membership in our About Us Section.

Marketing and Promotion

Our association knows that your marketing dollars are spread thin. We've built a strong presence and brand identity for area businesses through Experience Southwest. While all businesses are listed on, there are some exclusive member benefits:
  • Only members are included in the map and grid view listings.
  • Only members are highlighted in our social media marketing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Only member listings have beautiful imagery to draw customers to their stores.

Member Exclusive Discounts

Save money through our collective buying power on:

  • Every Day Office Equipment and Supplies at
    Office Depot/Office Max (Up to 80% off!)
  • Adobe Creative Suite and Acrobat (Save $100 on Creative Suite, paying for more than half of our annual membership fee!)
  • Hotels and Car Rentals
  • Entertainment and Event Tickets


There are so many rules and regulations that affect your business. Whether it is proposed road changes near your business or licensing and regulations affecting your specific industry, SWBA is monitoring and taking action on your behalf.

Grant Funding

The association actively seeks out grant funds to assist you with marketing, facade improvements and other business improvements. Partnering with Minneapolis' Great Streets program, the association has brought in over $1 million in funds to Southwest Minneapolis businesses.

Community Connections

Southwest Minneapolis residents are highly connected to their communities. Our association maintains a relationship with area neighborhood associations and other organizations, keeping your business connected to the community and building a healthy, vibrant area to support your business.


We're here to help you through your business questions and concerns. When you're a member, you're never in business alone!

Start enjoying the benefits of local support for your business today!

Use the PDF form to apply by mail, or use the form below to apply online:

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Contact us

Mail us: PO Box 8932 | Minneapolis, MN 55408

Call us: +1 (612) 823-3472

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Members of the Southwest Business Association support efforts to strengthen the community connections between our local businesses and residents, encourage vibrant and engaging business areas in our neighborhoods, and continue to build a Southwest Minneapolis that we are all proud to have as an area where we live, work and play. Join us Today!

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

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