The Hampton Roads Alliance (the Alliance) is the leading regional economic development organization for the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. It is a nonprofit, public-private partnership supported and led by the region’s most influential business leaders, local governments, and top academic institutions. The Alliance is proud to represent 14 localities who, with the support of nearly 100 private sector investors, govern and resource the organization and its regional economic development efforts. Those efforts focus on the following services areas: business attraction, business expansion and business intelligence.
The Hampton Roads Alliance works collaboratively to lead the region in attracting, growing, and retaining companies and talent to create a more resilient, inclusive and equitable region of choice.
To be the catalytic partner that drives economic empowerment for the region, companies, organizations and people who call Hampton Roads home.
An Empowering environment. Instilling confidence and encouragement.
A Collaborative nature. Fostering working together as a team and with our partners.
Diversity in thinking. Supporting unique perspectives and thought processes.
Integrity in all we do. Earning the trust of the business community to represent our region.
The region takes its name from the central water body, the Hampton Roads, that ties our communities together. From our ports and naval ships, to our rivers, beaches and thousands of miles of coastline, water is the lifeblood of our community. Just as the roadstead or “roads” has long served as a safe and protected anchorage for ships, Hampton Roads, as a region, provides a secure location for your business to grow.
Centrally located on the East Coast of the U.S., Hampton Roads has proven to be a premier location for the following industries as demonstrated by the companies that have already established a home here:
While these industries are most suitable for rapid growth in Hampton Roads, our diverse workforce, low cost of business and unmatched quality of life make Hampton Roads a suitable choice for companies of any industry.