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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.

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 - 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

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.

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

March 10, 2022

April 11, 2022

April 12, 2022

April 19, 2022

April 20, 2022

May 10, 2022

June 14, 2022

December 6, 2022

December 7, 2022

December 14, 2022

December 20, 2022

January 17, 2023

Catalyst, Modesto

Metro Rotary, Modesto

Young Professionals College & University Students, Stanislaus County

Manos Unidas, South Modesto

Orville Wright/Airport Families, East Modesto

West Modesto Community Collaborative, West Modesto

Local Economy & Young Professionals, Stanislaus County

Promotoras, Group, Patterson

Manos Unidas, South Modesto

West Modesto Community Collaborative, West Modesto

Community Update, Stanislaus County

Local Economy & Young Professional Forum, Modesto

Promotoras Group, Patterson

Community Displays

April 3-10, 2023

April 10-17, 2023

April 17-24, 2023

April 24-May 1, 2023

Stanislaus County Library, Modesto

Stanislaus County Library, Patterson

Stanislaus County Library, Turlock

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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