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Hampton Roads Alliance3 weeks ago
Want to learn more about how your business can support the growing offshore wind industry in Virginia? Dominion Energy is hosting a supplier event on 2/28 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Chesapeake Conference Center. Local businesses can meet with major suppliers for the project and find out how they can support onshore/offshore construction.

Learn more & register here: www.coastalvawind.com/coastal-virginia-offshore-wind-supplier-event.aspx
Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance4 weeks ago
Last month, our investors attended a Virginia Governors Panel with three remarkable former Virginia governors: George Allen, Bob McDonnell, and Ralph Northam. They each spoke about their time as governor, discussing the impact of their initiatives on job creation and economic development. Check out this highlight reel. Thank you again to Amazon.com, our presenting sponsor, and to Old Dominion University for hosting our event.
Hampton Roads Alliance
The Hampton Roads Alliance hosted a bipartisan panel discussion with three remarkable former Virginia governors: George Allen, Bob McDonnell, and Ralph North...
Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance4 weeks ago
We’d love to extend heartfelt congratulations to the economic developers who have recently been promoted/hired:

Chuck Rigney, Director of Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development
Kristi Sutphin, Director of Isle of Wight County
Preston Wilhem Deputy Director of Chesapeake Economic Development
Beth Cook, Assistant Director of James City County

The dedication, expertise, and leadership of each individual have undoubtedly contributed to their well-deserved promotions. We look forward to the significant contributions each will make to the economic development of their respective communities.

Achieving more for Hampton Roads

With our public and private partners, we can make Hampton Roads more competitive in economic development. The Alliance has revamped its strategy to market the region more effectively, address product deficits that impact our competitiveness, and position us as the leading community in critical industry sectors.


The goals and strategies of the five-year Allies in Economic Development campaign are:

Goal 1: Build a world-class regional economic development system.

  • Targeted Business Development
  • Engaged Next-Generation Marketing
  • Integrated Regional Intelligence

Goal 2: Invest in our sites & our people.

  • Creative Real Estate Solutions
  • Enhanced Talent Recruitment

Goal 3: Strengthen our region's resiliency.

  • Leading Energy Portfolio
  • Emphasis on Diversity & Inclusion

This new strategic plan positions the Hampton Roads region with a competitive advantage to attract jobs and investment in our target industries. Those industries are:

  • Business & Shared Services
  • Information Technology
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Food & Beverage Processing
  • Offshore Wind

The Alliance's new five-year plan is expected to bring 7,000 jobs to the region with an average hourly wage of $48.93 ( or with an average salary exceeding $101,000 a year). In turn, these jobs will generate an additional 8,000+ jobs with average annual salaries of more than $75,000. Once the direct and indirect jobs are in place, consumer expenditures in the community are expected to be $728.5 million, and annual bank deposits will be nearly $114 million.

We cannot do this alone. Our public-private partnership funding model brings together the public funding from our local government entities and from businesses and institutions large and small throughout the region that believe a robust and resilient economy will benefit the region and their organization's bottom line. Together, let's grow Hampton Roads, learn more about investing in the Alliance.

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