Twin Cities MetroIBA

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MetroIBA is a group of dedicated independent business owners who work together to support locally owned businesses in the Twin Cities. By combining resources and experience the MetroIBA brings a unique combination of services and benefits to members and the local economy. Our vision is to become one of the strongest and most effective advocates of independent business in the metro and to have a lasting positive impact on the issues facing the local economy.

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What is MetroIBA?

We help local and independent businesses thrive so our economy will, too.

MetroIBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting locally owned, independent businesses in the Twin Cities region. Our mission is to help the Twin Cities maintain its unique community character, provide continuing opportunities for entrepreneurs, build economic strength, and create an environment where locally owned, independent businesses grow and flourish. 

Research shows that, on average, every dollar spent at a local, independent business generates at least three times more direct economic benefit than a dollar spent at absentee-owned formula businesses. Through marketing, education, and advocacy, MetroIBA is working to preserve the independent businesses that help the Twin Cities maintain its unique character and economic strength.


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