In October 2006, the newly formed Partnership, per Executive Order S-05-05, delivered its recommendations to the governor in the Strategic Action Proposal (SAP) – “The San Joaquin Valley: California’s 21st Century Opportunity.”

The Partnership developed three overarching goals for the Valley:
  • grow a prosperous economy
  • create a quality environment
  • achieve social equity

In support of these goals, the Partnership developed 10 work groups made up of stakeholders from public and private sectors and with the purpose to support the Partnership’s mission by creating and fostering a culture of leadership, action, and accountability.

To achieve the Partnership’s mission, the work groups were charged with these six initiatives:
  1. Build a 21st Century Transportation Mobility System
  2. Grow a Diversified, Globally Competitive Economy Supported by a Highly Skilled Workforce
  3. Create a Model K-12 Public Education System
  4. Develop High-Quality Health and Human Services
  5. Attain Clean Air Standards
  6. Implement an Integrated Framework for Sustainable Growth

In 2015, the Partnership Board established seven strategic priorities: Water Quality & Supply; Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funding; Higher Education; San Joaquin Rail Service; Regional Industry Clusters Initiative; Broadband; Health.

Priorities became the focus for those work groups with which each coincided.