Taking inspiration from similar efforts around the country, Oakland Grown is a program of the Sustainable Business Alliance . Showing their local roots, the Oakland Grown program steering committee is comprised of local business owners, artists, and engaged citizens committed to strengthening Oakland’s local economy, social well being, and unique sense of place.
We here at Townsquared our proud to support the mission of Oakland Grown, which works to create of a permanent local network that:
- Supports the growth and development of locally owned and independently operated businesses and local artists in Oakland
- Encourages local purchasing by residents, businesses, and artists
- Creates opportunities for business owners and artists to network and share best practices
- Advocates for public policies that strengthen independent local businesses and artists, and helps level the economic playing field