Amy Jordan joined the Alliance as the organization’s first Vice President of Business Retention & Expansion in May 2019 and leads the organization’s business retention and expansion program and oversees and enhances internal outreach programs. Amy works closely with the Alliance’s 11 member localities and private investors to develop messaging and tactics that encourage businesses to expand in Hampton Roads. Previously, she served as Director of Economic Development for James City County, working in all areas of development for the county including industrial, mixed-use, office, hospitality and retail, along with the county's tourism efforts.
Prior to joining James City County, Amy served as the City of Hampton's Redevelopment Manager, administering the coordination of public and private investment in strategic areas of the City. She coordinated over $1 billion in public and private investment in Hampton and managed several strategic projects including the redevelopment of Coliseum Mall into Peninsula Town Center, the expansion of the Sentara CarePlex campus area and the completion of the Power Plant of Hampton Roads development, along with numerous commercial, residential, recreation and infrastructure projects. she also worked in the Planning Departments of Suffolk and Newport News.
In 2006, Amy was recognized by the Daily Press as one of ten leading young business women under the age of thirty on the Virginia Peninsula. In 2013, she was an Inside Business Top 40 under 40, as a result of her accomplishments in economic development in the Hampton Roads region. Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Christopher Newport University followed by a Master of Public Administration from Regent University. Amy currently resides in Hampton with her husband and two children.