Who We Are
Seattle Good Business Network is a coalition of residents, local businesses, non-profits, and municipal organizations. We envision a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable local economy that supports resilient, prosperous, and joyful communities.
Mission & Purpose
Seattle Good Business Network connects and inspires people to buy, produce, and invest locally, so that everyone has a meaningful stake in the local economy.
Ownership and Opportunity Matter — With local ownership comes local accountability—local owners care about our place, just like we do. And having more local businesses means higher per capita income, more jobs, and real resiliency in our local economy. We also know that real security comes from real community; we’re all better off when we’re all better off! We can rebuild the middle by decentralizing power and ownership, and engaging in fair trade.
Place and Nature Matter — When we choose and cultivate diverse, local resources—food, energy, raw materials, finance, and other locally made goods and services—we develop a deep respect for and connection to the natural and human resources of our place. Without respecting the natural ecosystems of the animals, plants, soil, and water on which we depend, we will not have wealth or health for our own species going forward.
What We Measure Matters — How our economy runs can improve the well-being of our people and place, or it can degrade it. We’re motivated by new measures of success that track the social and environmental impact of how we consume, produce, and invest.
Relationships Matter Most — Only by working together can we reconnect eaters with farmers, investors with local entrepreneurs, and business owners with the communities and natural places on which they depend. Plus, it’s way more fun!
Through building communities and networks around sectors, values, and issues, we surface both the challenges and opportunities our community members face in starting and scaling good businesses, connecting them to resources, opportunities, and each other. Learn more about we do this through our programs.