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The Alliance is thrilled to announce that effective today, Dec. 1, the communities of @JamesCityCounty @WilliamsburgGov and @YorkCountyVAGov have joined the Hampton Roads Alliance!
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Steve Harrison

Vice President, Business Intelligence & Communications

Steve Harrison joined the Hampton Roads Alliance in June 2019. As Vice President of Business Intelligence & Communications, Steve leads the organization’s Business Intelligence division, which serves as a central source of data for the Hampton Roads region and local business environment.  He and his team compile a wide variety of information, ranging from real estate to demographics and business ready sites, and work with the Business Development team with prospects that are considering establishing or expanding operations in the region.  He also leads the Marketing & Communications team, directing their work to ensure that the Alliance effectively tells the story of Hampton Roads to a broad audience.

Steve previously served as Research Director for the Alliance from 2010-2012.  Between that time and his return to the Alliance in 2019, he served as Business Development and Research Manager for Virginia Beach Economic Development.  During his tenure with the city, he significantly enhanced the way Virginia Beach positioned itself as a business destination through the creation of a variety of new portals and documents, including the Virginia Beach Community Profile, websites, and a first-of-its-kind iPad App. His work garnered four International Economic Development Council (IEDC) awards.  He also served as a creator and lead of the VABeachBio biomedical business development initiative and on the board of 757Accelerate.

Steve is a Hampton Roads native with extensive experience in Economic Development.  He is a two-time graduate of The College of William & Mary, with both a Bachelor’s in Government and a Master’s in Public Policy. He is actively involved in the community and currently serves as President of the Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA). 

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