The Thriving strategy encompasses a broad range of areas that are interconnected and foundational to the quality-of-life for everyone in the region. The third component of the Live Well San Diego vision, Thriving requires a high degree of partnership between government, stakeholders and the community to work together in effective and creative ways to achieve success. Thriving focuses on cultivating opportunities for all people and communities to grow, connect, and enjoy the highest quality of life.

Ultimately, our region is thriving when our residents are:


The Thriving plan outlines a multi-year strategy focusing on Built and Natural Environment, Enrichment, and Prosperity, Economy and Education. Within these broad focus areas, the County and community stakeholders have developed goals and strategies to work on transportation, built environment and neighborhoods, housing, natural environment, civic life, community activities, workforce and economic development.

The Thriving plan promotes stronger collaboration and coordination throughout the region among all stakeholders. It embodies a stakeholder-driven approach from start to finish including planning, prioritizing and implementing. Implementation requires leadership, participation and action from all sectors of the community including public, private, philanthropic, and non-profit organizations.