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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.

Bringing New Business to Hampton Roads

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: 

  • Facilitate the decision process by serving as a no-cost site selector for locations in the Hampton Roads region
  • Help navigate local and state incentive and permitting programs
  • Connect companies to resources and information in workforce solutions, space needs, supply chain and educational institutions
  • Provide B2B networking opportunities in conjunction with our partners, regional business leaders and decision makers
  • Produce comprehensive data and reports including cost comparisons, labor market data and economic impact and analysis
  • Serve as a single point of contact to a network of private and public sector professionals in the Hampton Roads region who can assist in corporate relocation or expansion
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