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Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance2 days ago
Today is World Tourism Day! 🌎 Tourism is a huge economic driver for Hampton Roads. From the beautiful, sandy shores of Virginia Beach to the centuries of culture that define the Historical Triangle, Hampton Roads is a great place to explore, and there are countless ways to appreciate the beauty of the region. Today, we thank everyone who plays a part in improving our region's quality of life, allowing the tourism industry to flourish. What is your favorite local attraction or site to visit? Tell us in the comments below!
Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance4 days ago
Governor of Virginia Glenn Youngkin announced today that Alliance Investor will build two world-class facilities and create more than 1,000 new jobs in the City of Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach City Government)! Alliance President and CEO Douglas L. Smith stated “In the past few years, Amazon has truly embraced the Hampton Roads community, opening facilities in multiple locations and quickly becoming one of the region’s major employers. Today’s announcement marks yet another milestone in Amazon’s investment in and dedication to Hampton Roads. The Alliance congratulates Amazon, along with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development on their continued success and thanks them for their commitment to growing the Hampton Roads economy.” Learn more:
Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance1 week ago
Hampton Roads Workforce Council hosted their exciting Workforce Innovation Awards last evening at Rivers Casino Portsmouth! 👏 Congratulations to all the winners including Michael Paris, Bureau Manager for Norfolk Economic Development, for being named 2023 Workforce Champion of the Year!

Hampton Roads' Leading Companies

Hampton Roads has a thriving business community, with a total of 32,500+ establishments dispersed throughout our 14 localities. Of these companies, 155 are of international origin, representing 26 countries from around the world. Low operating costs, great connectivity, abundant land, a highly educated talent pool, and attractive tax laws all draw these companies to our community and keep them here for years to come. Top industry sectors for Hampton Roads include Food Processing & Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Software & IT, Shared Services, and Distribution & Logistics.


There are a total of 2,000+ establishments with 50 employees or more in Hampton Roads


155 International Companies have a presence in Hampton Roads

Fortune 500

Home to Fortune 500 companies Dollar Tree and Huntington Ingalls

Top 20 Companies with 1000 + Employees

NameLocationInternationalIndustry Description
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Newport News City No Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Smithfield Fresh Meats Corporation Isle of Wight County China Food Manufacturing
Maryview Hospital Portsmouth City No Hospitals
Science Applications Internaional Corporation Suffolk City No Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters Norfolk City No Hospitals
MAC Technologies, Inc. Chesapeake City No Administrative and Support Services
Stihl Virginia Beach City Germany Manchinery Manufacturing
Sentara Health Management Norfolk City No Insurance Carriers and Related Activites
Cox Communication Hampton Chesapeake City No Broadcasting (except internet)
Canon Newport News City Japan Chemical Manufacturing
Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk City No Educational Services
PRA Group, Inc. Norfolk City No Financial Services
Towne Bank Suffolk City No Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
Anthem Virginia Beach City No Insurance Carriers and Related Activites
Norshipco Norfolk City No Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Riverside Regional Medical Center Newport News City No Hospitals
Port of Virginia Porsmouth City No Support Activities for Transportation
Ferguson Enterprises Inc. Newport News City Switzerland Merchant Wholsalers, Durable Goods
Sentara Healthcare Virginia Beach City No Hospitals
Dominion Virginia Power Suffolk City No Utilities
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