Positioned at the geographic center of the Northern California Megaregion, the Tri-Valley continues its ascendance as a nationally significant innovation economy, creating robust economic opportunity while balancing its suburban character.
但就在不久前, The Tri-Valley was thought of as just a suburb of San Francisco – a place known primarily for its warm climate, 酒庄, 和徒步旅行. Today the Tri-Valley is heralded for its collaborative culture and enviable work-life balance. The region delivers ground-breaking scientific discoveries, 会产生新的创业公司, and is home to some of the world’s fastest growing companies.
Key to this change are organizations like Innovation TRIVALLEY Leadership Group (ITV). 就在10年前, a small group of people gathered around a table to create ITV, an organization based on the power of regionalism. These founders believed in the bounty of assets in the region they lived in. They also believed that by linking business leaders, 教育工作者, 和公民领袖, 他们可以消除5个城市和2个县的界限，并将三谷建立为一个以合作和创新著称的繁荣地区.
The Tri-Valley is now the fastest growing region in the Bay Area. 从这种增长中, ITV已经培养了新的地区利益相关者，他们希望确保三谷未来20年像过去20年一样繁荣.
If there is one certainty over 20 years, it is change. 在Tri-Valley, stakeholders want to be proactive to plan for that change, not allowing it to just occur without strategies in place. The bold ideas in the 2040 Vision will allow the Tri-Valley to not only plan for change, but proactively create change. 这一愿景允许该地区拥抱并设计未来，因此三谷将继续成长为一个多样化的经济，并成为一个所有船只都随潮流上升的地区.
The five key priorities of the 2040 Vision presented below are purposefully open-ended, as they are not meant to be a roadmap with specific directions, but rather a destination that is accessible via a number of different routes.
Globally Recognized Innovation:
The Tri-Valley is already home to two national labs, more than 450 technology companies, and some of the top technical talent in California. 三谷的领导者认识到这些资产，并寻求在它们的基础上进一步发展，使该地区成为不仅仅是加州的顶级地区之一, 但是纵观全球, 创造新想法, 创业, 资助他们, 并按比例建造.
Equity and Inclusion Focused:
While the region has been one of the most economically successful geographies in the U.S. 特别是在过去十年里，三谷领导人明确表示需要为该地区所有居民和工人创造更公平的机会和成果.
Connections and Collaboration:
Partnerships that mix the public and 私营部门, such as the Innovation TRIVALLEY Leadership Group itself, have the effect of breaking down silos and allow for the creation of solutions at scale. While other locales do have this sense of shared ownership, the Tri-Valley has been able to achieve collaboration at a regional scale.
Balanced and Diverse Lifestyle:
In addition to making a high quality of life accessible to all, 三谷的未来取决于它保持活力和郊区特征的微妙平衡，这是湾区其他地方没有实现的. Downtowns will be filled with music, art, food, and festivals 吸引ing families of all backgrounds. And the region will continue its commitment to hiking trails, 酒庄, and open spaces.
The region has not waited for the nation, 状态, or metropolitan area to dictate its future; it has instead produced its own ideas and succeeded in implementing them. At its very core, this vision is the next step in continuing that trend.
This vision is meant to be owned and acted upon by Tri-Valley leaders. 它的成立是由各种各样的利益相关者组成的团体——从民选官员和商业领袖到高中生和大学生以及年轻的专业人士——他们帮助制定和塑造了这一愿景中的想法.
Using the priorities outlined above as guideposts, stakeholders created a long list of ideas, 概念, and recommendations for the Tri-Valley’s future. That list was pared down to the 24 recommendations highlighted in the “recommendations” button at the end of this plan.
From those recommendations emerged the following five major themes.
展望2040年, today’s 22-year-olds will be the median worker — half of the workforce will be younger than them. For the Tri-Valley to remain on the leading edge, it will need education systems that can compete on a global scale. 因此, 强大的生产能力, 吸引, and retain talent is the first major piece of the 2040 Vision.
A Center for Lifelong Learning – A 第一个 of its Kind Place for Everyone to Embrace Educations
This lifelong learning and innovation center will create a relationship between inventors of the latest technology, the 教育工作者 who can teach that technology, and the businesses in need of a workforce that knows how to use the latest innovations. This lifelong learning center will help the region ensure that it is never left behind. It will allow the Tri-Valley to find the resources needed to learn anything throughout a lifetime.
A Research University Presence
Community College to Private Sector Pipeline
确保三谷保持并建立与更广泛的湾区和北圣华金谷的联系，对其在2040年的成功至关重要. 像这样, the Valley Link rail project, which as planned would connect the Dublin/ 而 BART station with a direct rail line to Stockton, is an enormously critical piece of connectivity that will transform the region by 2040. With that project moving through planning phases, this vision looks toward what is next, 以Valley Link铁路为基础，并提供其他交通选择，以创造三谷地区的交通可持续性.
Employer-Sponsored Transportation Management Associations
A Transportation Management Association could be created across the Tri-Valley, with employers of all sizes paying into a fund that could support autonomous buses, shared bikes and electric/ autonomous vehicles, 和随需应变micro-transit. These new investments could be used by any traveler in the region.
Select and invest in Key Corridors for Autonomous Vehicles
Mobility Subscriptions and Fare Integration
移动订阅计划可以将运输机构和私人运营商的购买统一到一个单一的移动支付系统中. 像这样的项目可以解决交通的可承受性，并在换乘模式时提供免费或低价的连接, and it could even include a system that matches drivers and riders looking to carpool.
The physical footprint of the Tri-Valley — its housing stock, 市区, 商业区, 休闲区, 学校, and community spaces — gives the region its unmatched character. Building upon that vibrancy, and ensuring that everyone can access it, is important to making the Tri-Valley an in-demand destination now and out to 2040.
For it to grow in an inclusive way, the Tri-Valley needs diverse housing options that allow people from all income levels to live in the region. The Tri-Valley’s future economic growth is dependent on housing production to match a growing workforce demand.
Pioneer Walkable, Smart, and Green Communities
Tri-Valley cities should set a goal of creating a total of 10 适于步行的, smart, and green communities. 智能社区将致力于可持续发展和净零能耗，将可再生能源和水循环整合到建筑过程中. To optimize connections and strengthen neighborhoods, these spaces can be wired with the fastest broadband technology and offer free public wi-fi.
New Tech / Light Industrial Park / Innovation Zone
A tech/light industrial park could solidify the region as a place where ideas not only are created, but they also come to fruition. Light industrial manufacturing requires space and an array of talent, making the Tri-Valley an ideal location to pull engineers from around the Bay Area and the Northern San Joaquin Valley.
The 2040 future of the Tri-Valley will also be marked by social mobility. While innovation is a key pillar of this vision, not everyone will work for a tech company, 或者拥有更高的学位, 或者成为一名企业家. 开发可获得的工作类别，提供一个家庭维持的工资和向上的职业轨迹，对于确保三谷地区所有家庭的未来至关重要.
Internet Access as a Human Right
It is imperative that every business, 家庭, and student have access to the technologies they need to stay connected. Access to technology is vital, and an ability to know how to use it is just as important.
Enhance Healthcare Systems as a Key Strength
三谷地区有巨大的机会在其医疗保健提供商及其创新生态系统之间形成创新伙伴关系和联系，以保持其医疗保健系统的一流水平. The Tri-Valley’s network of hospitals and healthcare providers give Tri-Valley residents access to a teaching hospital, 世界级的医生, 新的临床试验, and advanced healthcare technologies. Enhanced connections between the laboratories, 私营部门, and healthcare system will create extraordinary new opportunities for healthcare and biotech innovation in the Tri-Valley.
Initiate a Private Sector-Led Philanthropic Fund
由私营部门主导的慈善基金的好处是允许该地区的商业利益相关者制定战略，为艺术组织提供运营支持, social service organizations, and even educational efforts within the Tri-Valley.
“Future sustainability” was a term brought up often during the vision process, as it can refer to environmental sustainability and the region’s own ability to sustain itself as an economic hub. Those two 概念 are combined here as the green economy, with recommendations that will make the Tri-Valley a model for environmental stewardship and create new employment opportunities.
Global Leadership in Sustainability
The Tri-Valley should be a model community as it grows in a sustainable way. Developing more 适于步行的 communities, offering greener travel options, 国家实验室和私营部门寻求促进可持续发展的新技术，这些都是减少碳排放和保护环境的解决方案组合的一部分.
Pilot Renewal Energy Microgrids and Battery Storage that can Provide Energy Independence
Tri-Valley leaders spoke at length about energy independence during the vision process. While moving entirely off the grid will require 家庭s to generate and store their own energy, 该地区的商业园区和大企业应探索使用微电网和蓄电池储能，为自己的能源供应负责.
Double Down on Efforts to Commercialize Lab Research Within the Tri-Valley
为实验室提供更多资金，使其成熟技术，以便为衍生产品做好准备，这是该地区产生更多初创企业的良好开端. Tri-Valley leaders should ensure their voice is heard both in Sacramento and in Washington, D.C.
与这个愿景, we, the stakeholders of the Tri- Valley, can create a better region in 2040: • We can build houses for all and transform cities, 使其绿色, 适于步行的, 和多样化的.
• We can provide better healthcare and education to all by solving the digital divide.
• We can create an education system that is lifelong, which trains for new jobs and competencies through a rich, cross-disciplinary structure.
• We can protect our environment and our planet. As Tri-Valley students have noted during this visioning process, if leaders do not step up now, the future will remain uncertain.
在一起, 我们可以建设一个富裕的未来:一个所有三谷居民都能繁荣发展的未来，一个成长中的初创企业和企业受到三谷产生的想法的启发的未来. It is up to Tri-Valley leaders to follow through with these recommendations and implement these visionary ideas. It is up to all of us to embrace and design our future.