The Delta Protection Commission promotes a robust regional economy – one that protects agriculture, natural resources, recreation and the cultural and historic values of the Delta. The Commission’s Economic Sustainability Plan is the fundamental document for planning such an economy in the Delta, and is considered part of the Commission’s Strategic Plan.
In addition to maintaining the Economic Sustainability Plan, the Commission engages in a variety of activities to advance the regional economy. See below for more information on ongoing projects:
- Recreation & Tourism in the Delta: A Study of Preferences for Activities and Facilities, Information Sources, and Economic Contributions of Delta Events (PDF) – May 2019
- Delta Lodging Workshop (PDF) – May 2019
- Socioeconomic Indicators Report: The Sacramento San Joaquin Delta (PDF) – January 2019
- Recreation Research and Support
- Aquatic Invasive Weed Abatement – In 2014, Commissioners Mary Piepho (Contra Costa County) and Larry Ruhstaller (San Joaquin County) prepared and submitted a white paper on invasive aquatic weeds (PDF) to the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee.
- Tourism Marketing and Development
- Economic Sustainability Plan
- Rural-Urban Connection Strategies
- Regional Opportunity Index
Delta Investment Fund
The Delta Investment Fund was created by the State Treasury as an account to receive federal, state, local and privately-sourced funds that can be used to pay for projects that advance regional economic sustainability. First proposed in 2008 and adopted in the Delta Reform Act of 2009, the fund is administered by the Delta Protection Commission. See the factsheet (PDF) regarding the Delta Investment Fund.