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Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance2 days ago
Today is World Tourism Day! 🌎 Tourism is a huge economic driver for Hampton Roads. From the beautiful, sandy shores of Virginia Beach to the centuries of culture that define the Historical Triangle, Hampton Roads is a great place to explore, and there are countless ways to appreciate the beauty of the region. Today, we thank everyone who plays a part in improving our region's quality of life, allowing the tourism industry to flourish. What is your favorite local attraction or site to visit? Tell us in the comments below!
Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance4 days ago
Governor of Virginia Glenn Youngkin announced today that Alliance Investor will build two world-class facilities and create more than 1,000 new jobs in the City of Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach City Government)! Alliance President and CEO Douglas L. Smith stated “In the past few years, Amazon has truly embraced the Hampton Roads community, opening facilities in multiple locations and quickly becoming one of the region’s major employers. Today’s announcement marks yet another milestone in Amazon’s investment in and dedication to Hampton Roads. The Alliance congratulates Amazon, along with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development on their continued success and thanks them for their commitment to growing the Hampton Roads economy.” Learn more:
Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance1 week ago
Hampton Roads Workforce Council hosted their exciting Workforce Innovation Awards last evening at Rivers Casino Portsmouth! đź‘Ź Congratulations to all the winners including Michael Paris, Bureau Manager for Norfolk Economic Development, for being named 2023 Workforce Champion of the Year!

Economic Development is Built On Regional Collaboration

The Hampton Roads Alliance is committed to working collaboratively with local and state partners to forward the regional economy. We believe in the power of partnership and that by working together, we can unify our localities, businesses and community at large to create a more prosperous and diverse regional economy for all.

We are proud to work closely with the following organizations who each play a vital role growing the regional economy.

State Organizations

Chambers of Commerce

  • Hampton Roads Chamber

    The Hampton Roads Chamber Means Business. It is a pro-business organization serving as an Impactful Advocate, Powerful Economic Partner, Inspiring Ignitor, and Regional Collaborator setting the conditions for businesses to succeed. The Hampton Roads Chamber represents the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach.

  • Virginia Peninsula Chamber

    The Virginia Peninsula Chamber serves as the connector on the Peninsula by “Connecting Business with Opportunity.” We do this through Facilitation, Advocacy, Communication and Education. This is the "FACE" of the Peninsula. VPC serves the Cities of Hampton, Newport News, and Poquoson as well as York County and James City County.

  • Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce

    The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce has served Isle of Wight County since 1984. The chamber promotes a sound and healthy business climate and provides creative leadership in solving community problems and in initiating constructive community action. Its friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you plan your visit to our area, prepare for your relocation, or to help you start or move your business to Isle of Wight County.
  • Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce

    Since 1954 the Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce has been a part of our ever growing community and continues to serve the Franklin-Southampton region. Its mission is to strengthen the community by uniting focused and energized young professionals in business through networking, community service and social opportunities.
  • Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce

    The Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce represents nearly 700 small, medium, and large organizations in Williamsburg, James City County, and York County.

Workforce Development

  • Hampton Roads Workforce Council

    The regional convener of the workforce development ecosystem and related initiatives in Hampton Roads, offering robust training and employment services for jobseekers, as well as dedicated talent recruitment, development, and retention services for businesses.

Regional Planning and Development

  • Reinvent Hampton Roads

    Reinvent Hampton Roads is an outgrowth of a community leadership initiative of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation launched in 2012 focusing on regional economic competitiveness. The strategic focus of Reinvent is creating more and higher paying jobs, building a culture where entrepreneurship can thrive and diversifying the economy.

  • Hampton Roads Community Foundation

    As the first community foundation in Virginia, HRCF is among more than 750 community foundations across the United States (30 in Virginia alone) and another 100 in other countries. Its focus is on partnering with donors from all walks of life to improve life in southeastern Virginia through grants, scholarships and leadership initiatives.

  • Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance

    The mission of HRMFFA is to attract, retain and grow military and federal facilities across the region for the common good and welfare of the residents of Hampton Roads. Through regional advocacy and influence, the Alliance acts to attract, retain and grow organizations, capabilities and investments owned, operated or funded by the Federal government.

  • Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

    The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), one of 21 Planning District Commissions in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a regional organization representing this area's 17 local governments.


  • Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission

    Comprised of locally elected officials, HRTAC is responsible for determining how new regional money, approximately $200 million annually, will be invested in transportation projects.

  • Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

    As the designated MPO for the Hampton Roads region, HRTPO is responsible for a metropolitan transportation planning and programming process that is continuous, cooperative, and comprehensive.

  • Hampton Roads Transit

    The purpose of the HRT is to provide reliable and efficient transportation service and facilities to the Hampton Roads community. It is the largest public transit system in Hampton Roads and serves over 22 million passengers annually.

Maritime/Ship Building

  • Virginia Ship Repair Association

    The Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) is a regional trade association representing companies engaged in, or supporting, the ship repair industry in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region. Its mission is to focus and coordinate member resources on issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the ship repair industry in Virginia and across the nation.

  • Virginia Maritime Association

    The Virginia Maritime Association (VMA) was organized in 1920 to promote, protect and encourage international and domestic commerce through Virginia's Ports. With a membership of over 450 companies, employing over 70,000 Virginians, the Virginia Maritime Association is widely recognized as "The Voice of Port Industries," the premier business organization to enhance competitiveness and promote commerce through Virginia's ports.

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