James City County





Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance2 days ago
The U.S. aerospace and defense industry is facing a workforce shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with an estimated 3.5 million vacancies likely by 2026. In addition to Virginia being the No. 1 state in defense spending, Hampton Roads is “well-positioned” in the war for talent with roughly 14,000 service members transitioning out of the military annually and about half remaining in the region. The Alliance, along with its peers at the Hampton Roads Workforce Council and the Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance recently spoke with Business Facilities on how Hampton Roads is ensuring the current workforce is prepared for the future, and looking for opportunities to create a resilient aerospace and defense industry in the years ahead.
Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance2 weeks ago
Governor Glenn Youngkin announced yesterday that Katoen Natie Norfolk Inc., a plastics and polymers warehousing and distribution company and subsidiary of Katoen Natie, will invest $59.9 million to expand in the City of Norfolk! The company will add a 450,000-square-foot warehouse, a rail yard, and expand its existing rail spur to meet increased demand. Virginia successfully competed with Georgia and South Carolina for the project, which will create 76 new jobs.

Parent company Katoen Natie is an international logistics service provider and port operator founded in 1854 and headquartered in Belgium. Katoen Natie is present in 35 countries on five continents, employing 15,000 worldwide. The Alliance worked with the City of Norfolk, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, and The Port of Virginia to secure the project for Virginia.

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Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance2 weeks ago
DOMA Technologies (DOMA), a USA-headquartered software and digital transformation company, will invest $3.7 million to expand in the City of Virginia Beach, creating 307 new jobs. The company’s new 69,000-square-foot headquarters facility will house nearly 500 total employees within the next three years. DOMA Technologies was founded in Virginia Beach, Va. in 2000 as a cloud-based document management company that realized a need for a holistic approach to document management and emerging cloud technology. Congratulations to our partners at the City of Virginia Beach and VEDP on this exciting announcement!

James City County, VA

James City County is the perfect blend of a friendly, small-town feel and big-city culture & resources. You’ll find a full range of housing options, award-winning local schools, outstanding higher and continuing education opportunities, a low crime rate, and access to exceptional health care—all the amenities and services of a major metropolitan area, with a warm southern charm.

Industry Highlights

James City County offers a significant advantage for commercial and industrial enterprises. The county's land-rich locations and close proximity to the deep-water ports of the Port of Virginia make a perfect opportunity, especially for import/export-oriented business. Attracting Founders since 1607, James City County is home to a variety of major companies including Busch Gardens, Ball Manufacturing,  Anheuser-Busch Inbev, a Wal-Mart distribution center, Printpack, and O-I.

Quality of Life

Each year, millions of visitors come to enjoy the natural environment, world-class museums, American maritime history, championship golf, award-winning hotels and dining, incredible shopping, organized sports and tournaments, hiking, biking and water activities.


Industry Employment Breakdown

Industry # of Employees % of Workforce
Health Care and Social Assistance 3,863 14.3%
Retail Trade 3,330 12.3%
Accommodation and Food Services  2,736 10.1%
Manufacturing 1,743 6.4%
Construction 1,469 5.4%
Source: EMSI    




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Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, November 2021; Esri Business Analyst Online, 2024 Forecast; Esri Business Analyst Online 2021 Detailed Age Profile; Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), 2021 Forecast

Key Companies

Busch Entertainment Corp.

Riverside Regional Medical Center

Anheuser-Busch Inc.

Avid Medical

Williamsburg Landing

Mastercorp Inc.

James City County Economic Development

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