Largest Employers



Maritime: Shipbuilding and Repair


Congrats to @VirginiaBiz's 2023 VA Black Business Leaders Award recipients! A special shout out to winners from Alliance investors: @TCCva, @TowneBanking, Ferguson, @BankofAmerica, @WoodsRogersPLC, and our regional partner @UrbanLeagueHR!
Congratulations, @NorfolkVA! Gov. Youngkin has announced Yellow Dog Software, an inventory software development company, will invest $150,000 to expand operations in Norfolk. The company is expanding to accommodate more employees, creating 20 new jobs.

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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