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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!
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Governor of Virginia Glenn Youngkin announced today that Alliance Investor Amazon.com 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: https://www.vedp.org/press-release/2023-09/amazon-virginiabeach
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Hampton Roads Alliance1 week ago
Hampton Roads Workforce Council hosted their exciting Workforce Innovation Awards last evening at Rivers Casino Portsmouth! 👏 Congratulations to all the winners including Michael Paris, Bureau Manager for Norfolk Economic Development, for being named 2023 Workforce Champion of the Year!

Southampton, VA

Southampton, located in the southwest of the Hampton Roads region, is home to an exceptional transportation corridor to the Port of Virginia, a Regional Workforce Development Center, a passion for start up business growth and an affordable quality of life. Founded in 1749, Southampton owes its rich economic heritage to agriculture and forestry. As the County’s economy expands and diversifies, it’s strong work-ethic and progressive stance towards economic development will propel them into a bright future with business and industry.

Industry Highlights

Land is Southampton County’s most plentiful and important resource, as agriculture and farming are a dominant industry. Southampton currently holds the title for Virginia’s leading county in both cotton and peanut production. In total, the County boasts over 600 square miles of land assets.

There are two publicly owned business parks within the County; The Southampton Business Park and Southampton Commerce and Logistics Center. The Business Park is located directly off Highway 58 and is zoned M-1 Light Industrial. The park has water, sewer and natural gas on site. The Commerce and Logistics Center, is zoned M-2 Heavy Industrial with water, sewer, and natural gas as well, in addition to rail access.

Quality of Life

In Southampton County, you can enjoy a community where small town amenities abound, including Camp Community College, Southampton Memorial Hospital, Cypress Cove Country Club, Blackwater Regional Library and James L. Camp YMCA as well as public parks, and the scenic Nottoway river.

Data

Industry Employment Breakdown

Industry # of Employees % of Workforce
Manufacturing 3,386 51.34%
Health Care and Social Assistance 703 10.66%
Transportation and Warehousing 604 9.16%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 533 8.08%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 361 5.47%

Source: EMSI

Demographics

Population
17,467
Median Age
46.4
Labor Force
9,186
Unemployment Rate
2.6%
Median Household Income
$57,491
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Esri Business Analyst Online

Key Companies

Birdsong Peanuts

Enviva

Hampton Farms

Paul D. Camp Community College

Southampton Memorial Hospital

Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc.

Mr. Karl T. Heck, President and CEO
(P) 757-516-7709
kheck@franklinsouthamptonva.com
www.fsediva.com

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