The Alliance is the leading regional economic development organization in Hampton Roads focusing on both business attraction and existing industry expansion and retention for our 14 member localities. All business attraction activities are designed to highlight the unique assets of our 14 member localities while emphasizing their collective strengths.
Business attraction efforts include the identification of qualified projects through face-to-face meetings scheduled at trade shows and road shows which include appointments with corporate decision makers at their headquarters locations. Time is also spent calling on site selection consultants who help companies evaluate locations for expansion and relocation projects. The Alliance works closely with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to show how Hampton Roads can meet the needs of their qualified prospects that are considering many regions throughout the state.
The Alliance’s Business Development team offers comprehensive assistance to both domestic and international companies considering an East Coast location. All services are confidential and provided free-of-charge. To help facilitate a company’s location decisions, the Alliance is committed to making the evaluation process as smooth as possible. The Alliance will: