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Hampton Roads Alliance6 hours ago
Quality Maritime Surveyors (QMS), a leading provider of maritime non-destructive testing education and training in Australia is proud to announce its expansion into Virginia. With a rich history of supporting the Collins class in Australia and a deep-rooted commitment to maritime excellence, QMS is poised to bring its expertise to the heart of the U.S. shipbuilding industry in Hampton Roads. The company is backed by years of experience in naval submarine and shipbuilding and has developed and refined processes to train maritime technicians. With offices dedicated to naval submarine and shipbuilding in South Australia, Osborne, and Western Australia, Henderson, QMS has established itself as a trusted partner in the maritime defense sector.

As part of its expansion, QMS will initially establish a presence in the Virginia Defense Landing at the Hampton Roads Alliance’s IDEA Lab in the World Trade Center in Norfolk, while they seek a permanent location in Newport News.

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Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance6 days ago
We were honored to host Director, Enoh Ebong of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) at the Hampton Roads Alliance's IDEA Lab. Business Retention Expansion representatives from most of the 14 localities joined the conversation. She discussed USTDA's mission of supporting high quality infrastructure overseas through reverse trade missions. For every dollar of grant funding the federal government service provides, they see a return of $231 in imports. Director Ebong is also visiting the The Port of Virginia this afternoon. We look forward to a continued partnership.
Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance2 weeks ago
Check out this highlight reel from our 2024 Annual Meeting! Several hundred of our allies in economic development assembled at Hampton University- to hear from renowned author and scholar Bruce Katz, network, and celebrate the successes of 2023 to include a 25-year-record for projects with 13 supported announcements. Chelsea Jenkins Olivieri, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade was recognized as our 2023 Ally of the Year. Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Hampton Economic Development.
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Newport News, VA

The City of Newport News is the third largest city in Hampton Roads and the fifth largest city in Virginia. Sitting on a prime vantage point where the James River meets the Chesapeake Bay, the city runs approximately 23 miles along the James River and the Hampton Roads Harbor. Steeped in history, Newport News is a vibrant, transformational metropolitan city that balances economic activity and livability. Among the City’s business-friendly attributes are a resilient and innovative economy, favorable labor climate, highly productive workforce, outstanding quality of life and nationally recognized schools.

Industry Highlights

Jefferson Lab, a world-class national laboratory specializing in particle physics, has been present in Newport News for over 30 years. During that time, the Lab has won over $3.2 billion in federal funding and made groundbreaking discoveries in nuclear physics. This unique and important science asset, attracting over 1,600 international users annually, is a significant contributor to the local economy.

City Center at Oyster Point, the Peninsula’s Central Business District and home to several major corporate headquarters, is a public-private partnership boasting over $300 million in capital investment. This mixed-use development offers over 1,000,000 square feet of office, retail and entertainment space, more than 600 units of luxury residential development, and a 256-room full-service Marriott hotel and conference center.

Quality of Life

With world-class education, entertainment, dining, and recreation, Newport News is a place where great things are happening!

The City is home to a fully accredited, award-winning, technology-driven school system. Newport News Public Schools provide a full range of education services to over 28,000 students in 4 early childhood centers, 24 elementary, 7 middle and 5 high schools, 1 combination middle/high school, and 9 program sites.

The Patrick Henry corridor along Jefferson Avenue, anchored by Patrick Henry Mall, is home to some of the most desirable specialty retailers on the Virginia Peninsula. There is a great selection of dining options, from regional and ethnic restaurants to elegant locally-owned facilities to popular chain restaurants.

Data

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

Demographics

Population
178,277
Median Age
34.4
Labor Force
90,117
Unemployment Rate
3.4%
Median Household Income
$51,198
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Esri Business Analyst Online

Key Companies

Canon Virginia, Inc

Ferguson Enterprises

Huntington Ingalls Industries/Newport News Shipbuilding

Riverside Health System

Virginia Health Services, Inc.

City of Newport News Department of Development

Ms. Florence G. Kingston, Director
(P) 757-926-8428
fkingston@nnva.gov
www.nnva.gov/development

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