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Swift County was established February 18, 1870. This county was named after Henry Adoniram Swift, the governor of Minnesota in 1863.

Our Mission

Providing Opportunities for Economic and Community Development in Swift County.

The Swift County Rural Development Finance Authority (RDA) provides technical assistance to entrepreneurs as they start and grow their businesses in Swift County.  We can help you think through your business plan, determine the feasibility of your project, help you find financing, and much more.  You, the entrepreneur, are the most important person in the equation and we help you take the steps needed to bring your ideas to reality.

Started in 1990 as a private non-profit, GROW, (Greater Rural Opportunities Working), soon became the RDA (Rural Development Finance Authority), the county-wide agency for regional collaboration, marketing, business attraction and entrepreneurial support for Swift County. Today the RDA and GROW function as a government and nonprofit entity respectively. Our shared mission is to provide opportunities for economic and community development in Swift County.

The Swift County RDA invites you to GROW with us!

Swift County, Minnesota is home to over 11,000 citizens and covers a geographical area of 757 square miles in West-Central Minnesota. Swift County’s primary economic development goal is to pursue renewable energy alternatives and value-added development opportunities as a key component of to Swift County’s overall economy. Swift County—Government, Industry, Agriculture—Working Together!