In the summer of 2014, over 100 Seattle-based producers and manufacturers—makers of everything from chocolate to propellers—gathered alongside city, state, and allied non-profit orgs, to see how we could work together to grow our businesses, and help make Seattle a fantastic place to work and live.
Why produce locally?
Producing locally—from food and energy to materials and consumer products—means more secure jobs and income for our region and less reliance on an often uncertain global economy. A broader, more vibrant local manufacturing sector will provide a more diverse base of living wage jobs, a more fertile landscape for entrepreneurs, and enormous opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of production and distribution. And—winning sports teams and Mount Rainier aside—few things elicit more local pride than saying, “Look—this was made right here in Seattle!”
A National Movement
Seattle Made is modeled on the successful efforts of SF Made in San Francisco, and other emerging urban manufacturing alliances.
The mission of Seattle Made is to grow and support a diverse ecosystem of urban manufacturers and producers that expand opportunities for local ownership and meaningful employment, build our region’s long-term resiliency, and celebrate Seattle’s unique cultural identity.
Executive Director, Seattle Good Business Network
Erin is passionate about sustainability and community service, bringing a diversity of experience to her role. Most recently, she founded and managed a green events business focused primarily on non-profit fundraising. Read her full bio here.
Photo: Nataworry Photography
Andrea has been working with the creative business community since 2002. First as the owner of an art, craft and design store and gallery located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, then as an organizer for an annual creative business education conference and now through Seattle Made. What can she say she loves all aspects of helping entrepreneurs pursue their passions! Read her full bio here.
Photo: Nataworry Photography
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Our Steering Committee
Roque Deherrera City of Seattle, Office of Economic Development
Sam Farrazaino, Equinox Studios
Mike Hale, Hale’s Ales
Herman Lanier, Lanier’s Fine Candies
Julie O’Brien, Firefly Kitchens
Jennifer Porter, Satsuma Designs
Kristen Rask, Schmancy, Urban Craft Uprising
Mike Schaefer, Soaring Heart Natural Bed Company
Zach Shelton, General Biodiesel
Matt Westervelt, Metrix Create: Space
Christine Hanna, Seattle Good Business Network
Erin Nelson, Seattle Good Business Network
Seattle Made is a program of the Seattle Good Business Network.
We are committed to creating opportunity for all, stewarding our environment responsibly, partnering with surrounding communities, promoting social responsibility, conducting ourselves transparently, and holding ourselves accountable.
|Seattle Good Business Network inspires and connects people to build a resilient community-based economy. As a non-profit, we rely on support from individuals, businesses, foundations, and other institutions to do this work.If you believe what we’re doing is important, please consider donating today!Seattle Good Business Network is a 501(c)3 organization.
Donate by credit card: To make a tax-deductible donation with a credit card, use the secure online form to the right.
Donate by check: Make a check payable to “Seattle Good Business Network” with “Seattle Made” in the memo line, and mail to:
Seattle Good Business Network
Please contact Andrea Porter at (206) 629-2346 x4 or andrea @ seattlenetwork.org to discuss ways you might support our work – she’d love to hear from you!
Thank you for your support!