At its third quarter meeting in September 2015, the Partnership Board worked on strategic priorities as its focus for the next two to three years. The executive committee proposed five priority areas: Water Supply & Quality, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funding, Higher Education, San Joaquin Rail Service, and Regional Industry Clusters Initiative (RICI).

Subsequently, Broadband and Health were added as priorities. The seven priorities were adopted at the December 2015 Partnership Board meeting.