Amy Jordan serves the Hampton Roads region as the Vice President of Business Development for the Hampton Roads Alliance, where she manages and enhances several internal outreach programs. She joined the Alliance in June 2019 as the first Vice President of Business Retention & Expansion where she developed the framework for a new regional Business Retention & Expansion program (BRE) effort. Amy works closely with the Alliance’s 13 member localities and private investors to develop messaging and tactics that encourage businesses to expand and locate in Hampton Roads. Her focus on targeted sectors includes Food and Beverage Processing Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, and Maritime Industries along with growing subs-sectors in Unmanned Systems and Robotics.
Previously, she led the Office of Economic Development for James City County, VA, where she oversaw all aspects of development for the county along with the county's tourism efforts. Prior to joining James City County, she served as Hampton's Redevelopment Manager, administering the coordination of over $1 billion in public and private investment in strategic areas of the City. Amy also worked in the Planning Departments of the cities of Suffolk, VA and Newport News, VA and holds direct experience in both current and long-range planning, redevelopment and preservation strategies.
Amy was recognized in 2006 by the Daily Press in “10 Under 30,” one of ten leading young businesswomen under the age of thirty on the Virginia Peninsula, and in 2013, as Inside Business's Top 40 under 40, for her accomplishment in economic development and redevelopment. She serves as the Co-Chair of the Tidewater Community College Workforce Advisory Committee, as an inaugural member of Hampton University's Virginia Workforce Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Committee, and as an Ex-Officio member of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Christopher Newport University followed by a Master of Public Administration from Regent University. Amy resides in Hampton with her husband and two children.