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Investment Blueprint

The culmination of the first phase of Stanislaus 2030 was the creation, publishing and distribution of the Investment Blueprint.


This document includes the highest-leverage opportunities that will move our region’s economy forward in the coming decade, highlights the strategies and next steps, and includes the estimated dollars needed to jumpstart each strategy.


The required investments will come from multiple sources, including private investors as well as public funding at the federal, state, and local level.

Stanislaus 2030 Investment Blueprint

An Ongoing Process

The Stanislaus 2030 Investment Blueprint is a living document that will evolve over time. We are just beginning to implement the strategies and tactics in the document, and will learn more as we engage local partners in this work. 

Our goal is to continue to engage partners and learn the best ways to implement these strategies, continue to seek community voices, and begin to secure funding sources for implementation. We will learn as we launch pilots and measure the results, determining if the outcomes yield the desired results. Successful pilots and programs will be scaled to serve more people in our community. Failures will inform pivots and adjustments to our various strategies and tactics. We will continue to test, learn, and iterate in order to achieve the best results for our region.

Through these learning phases of implementation, the original Investment Blueprint, with its extensive market assessment, will continue to serve as the north star for our work.

Investment Blueprint Process

Investment Blueprint - Initial Investments

​Concrete steps were taken in the first half of 2023 to move forward some of the strategies in the Stanislaus 2030 Investment Blueprint. Stanislaus County provided generous investments to move two foundational areas of the Investment Blueprint forward:

Governance and Capacity Building:

  • One of the key recommendations that emerged from the Stanislaus 2030 Investment Blueprint was the need for a neutral, dedicated team to drive collective action and accountability among partners to achieve the desired impact.


  • With funding from Stanislaus County, a Stanislaus 2030 team and Advisory Committee is being formed to lead and drive the economic and workforce initiatives identified in the Blueprint across various institutions and interests to advance the County-wide shared economic development agenda.

  • Childcare Expansion, Small Business Supports and Talent Development are all current areas of focus for the Stanislaus 2030 team. Read more about these initiatives here.


  • To learn more about the Stanislaus 2030 team, click here

Governance and Capacity Building

Traded Sector Development:

  • One of the key recommendations that emerged from the Stanislaus 2030 market assessment is that Stanislaus must nurture traded sector industry clusters that build upon the region's strengths while diversifying the economy and generating higher quality jobs for community members.

  • The Stanislaus 2030 Investment Blueprint identified the circular bioeconomy as an especially high-potential sector for the region to expand economic inclusion and prosperity and delivered a traded sector development strategy focused on growing a regional specialization in biondustrial manufacturing. A significant investment from Stanislaus County is advancing this work. 

  • This strategy serves as the catalyst and foundation for the BioEconomy, Agriculture, & Manufacturing (BEAM) Initiative, coordinated by the new sector hub, BEAM Circular. BEAM Circular is on a mission to propel the circular bioeconomy by transforming waste into value across food and agricultural systems.

Traded Sector Development

Community Engagement

Many presentations about Stanislaus 2030 and the Investment Blueprint have been conducted throughout the process, to educate key stakeholders and community members. Some of those many presentations are listed below.

Community Meetings & Forums
  • March 3, 2022: Catalyst, Modesto

  • March 10, 2022: Metro Rotary, Modesto

  • April 11, 2022: Young Professionals College & University Students, Stanislaus County

  • April 12, 2022: Manos Unidas, South Modesto

  • April 19, 2022: Orville Wright/Airport Families, East Modesto

  • April 20, 2022: West Modesto Community Collaborative, West Modesto

  • May 10, 2022: Local Economy & Young Professionals, Stanislaus County

  • June 14, 2022: Promotoras, Group, Patterson

  • December 6, 2022: Manos Unidas, South Modesto

  • December 7, 2022: West Modesto Community Collaborative, West Modesto

  • December 14, 2022: Community Update, Stanislaus County

  • December 20, 2022: Local Economy & Young Professional Forum, Modesto

  • January 17, 2023: Promotoras Group, Patterson

Community Displays

  • April 3-10, 2023: Stanislaus County Library, Modesto

  • April 10-17, 2023: Stanislaus County Library, Patterson

  • April 17-24, 2023: Stanislaus County Library, Turlock

  • April 24-May 1, 2023: Stanislaus County Library, Oakdale

Investment Blueprint Presentations

November 2022-April 2023

  • Modesto Junior College Cabinet & Institute Day

  • Modesto City Schools Cabinet

  • Modesto City Schools Cabinet

  • Modesto Rotary Club

  • North Modesto Kiwanis

  • Central Valley Investment Collaborative

  • Local Economy & Young Professionals, Stanislaus County

  • Stanislaus Board of Supervisors

  • Stanislaus Cradle to Career Partnership Steering Committee & Action Teams 

  • Stanislaus County Economic Development Action Committee

  • Stanislaus Workforce Development Board & Staff

  • Stanislaus Partners in Education

  • Stanislaus Latino Chamber of Commerce

  • Stanislaus City Managers 

  • Turlock Rotary

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