The SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce is committed to continuous improvement and being responsive to our members. To that end, we work on initiatives that benefit our members and support the mission of the Chamber.
The SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce endorses the "Chamber First" mentality, encouraging all members to think of fellow members first when doing business and shopping locally.
The Chamber participates in an affiliate membership program with local business councils, encouraging businesses to participate both regionally and locally within their city.
Members of the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce understand that schools are educating our future workforce. To address the needs of business in the future, members of the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce are investing today. Mentorships, internships, industry and school tours and speakers are all methods we employ to ensure that students understand the connection between what they learn in the classroom and how that applies to the workplace.
Tourism is a lucrative business in Minnesota. By advocating for the passing of a lodging tax that would be directed to helping tap the tourism market, the SouthWest Metro region could realize an infusion of more than $5.5 million annually through increased economic activity. Chamber members stand to benefit immensely from this special funding mechanism designed to attract additional conventions, sporting events, motor coaches and visitors to the area.
The SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce participates both in the Grow Minnesota program, a Minnesota Chamber program focused on job retention and creation as well as working with Greater MSP, the Minneapolis Saint Paul Economic Development organization.