Inspired by similar efforts around the country, Oakland Grown is passionate about locally-owned, independent businesses and supporting small business owners both offline and online. 

The Oakland Grown editorial team is comprised of local business owners, artists, and engaged citizens committed to the following:

  • Supports the growth and development of locally owned and independently operated businesses
  • 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
  • Helping small business owners meet their true potential