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Join the Oakland Makers community! Oakland Makers membership is valid for 1 year and includes Oakland Grown membership.

Scroll down to review membership criteria before submitting your application. Note: Oakland Maker criteria is more extensive than Oakland Grown criteria. If you don’t meet the criteria for Oakland Makers, you may meet the criteria for Oakland Grown. Learn more about membership benefits here:

Micro - $50
Basic - $250
Standard - $500
Premium - $1000
Booster - $10,000

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Criteria for membership:

1. Your business manufactures goods at your facility/shop/studio in Oakland. (Not just prototypes or designs.)
2. Your production process adds significant value and creativity to raw materials sourced from outside the region. (You're not just reselling.)
3. Your company operates and has a business license in Oakland with 20 or fewer locations worldwide. The majority shares (%) of your company are held by owners that reside in Northern California. (You're a local and independent operator.)
4. You intend for your company to be a primary income source for yourself and/or those employed. (Hobbies are fun, but this is business.)
5. You endeavor to source and dispose ethically, sustainably, and locally whenever possible. You try to hire/contract locally verses outsource. (You're a responsible manufacturer.)

Oakland Makers reserves the right to accept or decline any free listing or membership application to our organization. For questions or more information, please email: