Investor Round up – Fall 2020

In addition to its member localities, the Alliance is proud to represent more than 70 private investors in Hampton Roads. With their support, the Alliance is equipped with the resources and expertise it needs to be the leading economic development organization in the region. We appreciate their continued commitment and efforts to grow the local economy. Even with the new challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, our investors are growing and adopting new strategies for success and new ways to serve Hampton Roads residents and businesses alike. We are excited to share a few recent highlights from the last few months below!

New grant program aims to further discussions about race and equality in South Hampton Roads

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation has teamed up with the Virginia Humanities organization to create a grant program for nonprofits aimed to further the discussion about race and equality in South Hampton Roads. This is part of a three-phase program, Beneath the Surface: Race and the History, that started in 2019. Most grants will be in the $5,000-$10,000 range.



On September 1, Riverside Health Systems opened up their new simulation lab thanks to $1.2 million dollars in donations. This simulation lab will give medical professionals the chance to work on “once in a career


types of medical issues.” Meaning our medical staffs will be sufficiently prepared for even the rarest illnesses and procedures. The lab will contain four different areas each mirroring an intensive care ward, a labor and delivery suite, an emergency medicine trauma bay and a procedural skills suite. The incoming emergency medicine residents will be the first to utilize this helpful educational tool.



Branscome, Inc. Recognized for Exemplary Safety Record in 2019

Branscome, Inc. was recognized by the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DME) for their exemplary safety record in 2019. The category they were recognized in are as follows: open pit for 5,000-10,000 with no safety incidents. Only 8 mines out of 432 throughout the state were given this prestigious recognition.

John Lawson from W.M. Jordan Company is inducted into the National Academy of Construction

On October 29, W.M. Jordan Company’s Executive Chair and former President/CEO, John Lawson, was inducted into the National Academy of Construction (NAC)! The NAC recognizes elite members who illustrate extreme commitment and make outstanding contributions to advancing the construction industry. This is another accolade on John’s already impressive resume. Congratulations John Lawson and thank you for your commitment to Hampton Roads!

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