About Us

The South DeKalb Business Association’s (SDBA) mission is to promote commerical prosperity and enhance the quality of life within the South DeKalb community. The SDBA acts as a united advocate for positive change and development and provides a forum for addressing business and community issues.

The South DeKalb Business Association (SDBA) began in the mid-1970s and has over 30+ plus years of operating experience. The Association has actively been involved in encouraging and supporting economic development in the South DeKalb Community. The group had its beginnings as The South DeKalb Mall Merchant Association (SDMMA). In the 1980s, the organization became the Candler Area Business Assocation (CABA). In 1991, the organization broadended its reach from Candler Road to cover the growing South DeKalb Business area and changed its name to the South DeKalb Business Association (SDBA).

SDBA was a catalyst for the creation of the South DeKalb Business Incubator & Youth VIBE, an Organization for Youth Entrepreneurship Training.

SDBA plans more creative efforts in the future.