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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 Amazon.com 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: https://www.vedp.org/press-release/2023-09/amazon-virginiabeach
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!

14 Localities, 1 Premier Location for Business

The Hampton Roads Alliance is proud to represent 14 of the 17 localities in the Hampton Roads region — officially referred to as the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metropolitan Statistical Area. Individually, these 10 cities and 4 counties have a diverse set of assets to offer new or expanding companies, ranging from world-renowned port facilities, state-of-the-art medical and research facilities, and miles of rural land available for development. Each community provides investors with specific resources and benefits, dependent upon industry needs. Together, our localities offer an experience unlike any other and are committed to your continued success.

Explore the localities below to learn more about what each has to offer.

Did you know?
  • Hampton Roads is home to a population of 1,700,000
  • The region covers an area 3,730 square miles
  • Hampton Roads is located in southeastern Virginia, along the Atlantic Coast


Industry Employment Breakdown

Industry # of Employees % of Workforce
Manufacturing 28,009 %45.05
Health Care and Social Assistance 12,771 %20.54
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 6,214 %9.99
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,750 %7.64
Management of Companies and Enterprises 2,440 %3.92

Source: EMSI




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