The Fresno D.R.I.V.E. Initiative (Developing the Region’s Inclusive and Vibrant Economy) is a 10-year investment plan to develop an inclusive, vibrant, and sustainable economy for residents in the Greater Fresno Region. The composition and scope of the DRIVE coalition is unprecedented, representing a diverse group of civic, community, and business leaders who collectively sought to answer the question,
"What would it take to fundamentally transform the Greater Fresno Region
by 2030 and create opportunities for all residents
to achieve real economic mobility by fostering an economy
that is inclusive, vibrant and sustainable?"
The Fresno DRIVE coalition is advocating for $4.2 Billion of new investment over the next decade through the 14 major initiatives in the three investment areas: Economic Development, Human Capital, and Neighborhood Development. The initial DRIVE investment plan was crowd-sourced with input from a 300-person Steering Committee representing over 150 civic, business, and community organizations and is led by a 38-member Executive Committee representing education; economic, community and workforce development; business; and grassroots and community leadership.