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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.

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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, 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.

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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