Access to Swift County's workforce and competitive operational costs hold great appeal to manufacturing, agri-business, finance and professional service firms. To support local businesses, County townships and municipalities have a network of organizations advocating on behalf of the local business community.


Agralite Electric Cooperative

Agralite Electric Cooperative has been empowering communities with innovative and sustainable energy solutions for 75 years! As your local electric cooperative, Agralite provides reliable, affordable electric power to our member-owners and the communities we serve. 


320 East Highway 12
PO Box 228
Benson, MN 56215

Appleton Area Chamber of Commerce

At the Appleton Area Chamber of Commerce, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. We are determined to make an impact. The core of our efforts is to bring our team’s fresh ideas and passion to the range of activities we’re involved in. Through all of our endeavors, we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs.

The AACC exists to promote the economic vitality of its members, encourage economic development, and enhance the quality of life.

Benson Area Chamber of Commerce

Benson Chamber continues to unify, support and promote growth of area businesses and to enhance the quality of life for the entire community. We strive to create a spirit of cooperation, actively represent the member's interests, provide leadership in the community and to plan and develop strategies to strengthen the community. At the Benson Chamber we strive to embrace our mission, vision and goals!

1216 Atlantic Avenue
Benson, MN 56215


Southwest Initiative Foundation is an independent community foundation supported by individuals, families, businesses, and organizations who want to strengthen southwest Minnesota.

Southwest Initiative Foundation is one of 700+ across the U.S. Our “community” is the 18 counties of southwest Minnesota and two Native Nations. We manage 30 local community foundations, known as affiliates, and more than 120 donor-advised, school, and other funds.

Swift County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

The Swift County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is dedicated to serve the residents of Swift County, by advocating for fair housing, encouraging rehabilitation of existing housing, new housing construction for low to moderate incomes, promoting economic development, creating community development programs, and overall providing decent safe and affordable housing.

Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission

The Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC) is a five county development agency providing services to local units of government. Its membership is comprised of representatives of townships, cities, counties, school boards, and public interest groups. Geographically, the UMVRDC represents the counties of Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine.

323 West Schlieman
Appleton, MN 56208