Welcome to SWPA

Southwest Policy Advisors, LLC is an Arizona-based private consulting and services firm who specialize in taking on the tough issues facing our states. Our clients include private businesses and organziations who care about education, energy, election reform and immigration policies throughout the southwest U.S. and across the country.


The Latest

April 1, 2012: SWPA Partner Todd Landfried appears on KJZA-FM's "The People's Business" program to discuss the problems with HB2789.

April 3, 2011: SWPA Partner John Loredo appears on KPNX-TV's "Sunday Square Off" and discusses the Fiesta Bowl scandal and its impacts on Arizona and some elected officials.

March 30, 2011: SWPA Partner testified before the Texas House Committee on State Affairs in support of Rep. Aaron Peña's H.B. 2757. The bill creates a Texas Commission on Immigration and Migration and establishes a migrant worker visa pilot program that uses existing federal laws to manage implementation. A PDF of his testimony is available here.

March 24, 2011: Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform Board Member Nan Walden particpated in the national release of a new study that demonstrates the economic impacts local immigration bills have had on the Arizona economy and business community. The report titled "A Rising Tide or a Shrinking Pie" was jointly published by the Center for American Progress and the Immigration Policy Council.

Nan Walden

"This report confirms what many of us in the business community already know, which is legislation that scapegoats immigrants is bad for business in addition to just being wrong. Nearly one year after passage of SB1070, we see Arizona has lost population, business and business investment. What we have gained are increased residential and commercial vacancy rates, increased social and political division, and a destablized political and business climate."

Sharing Expertise

We're not experts on every issue, but there are several where we are and we're very happy to share that knowledge with our clients and other organziations who can benefit from our expertise. If you are a corporate, non-profit and community organization and you could use our knowledge and experience to better understand the issues, or to help make your case before local, state or federal legislatures or agencies, please contact us.

Areas of Expertise

  • Arizona Legislative Processes
  • Education Policy
  • Indian Tribal Relations
  • Immigration Policy & Research
  • Renewable Energy Finance
  • Intergovermental Relations


New Opportunities

PV Solar Project Financing - SWPA represents investors who are financing school, government, commercial and tribal photovoltaic (PV) solar energy projects throughout the U.S. These projects can include rooftop, ground-mount, carport, fixed or single-axis tracking systems of 100kW or greater. Funding can take the form of a Power Purchase Agreement or solar lease.

Understanding that many deals fall through because of insufficient financing, unrealistic pricing, or design problems, our clients are willing to consider projects that are in need of rescue given the ability to solve the other underlying issues. The review of each project is taken on a case-by-case basis and there is no guarantee that any one project can or will receive financing offers.

For more information, please contact SWPA partner Todd Landfried.