York County





Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance2 days ago
The U.S. aerospace and defense industry is facing a workforce shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with an estimated 3.5 million vacancies likely by 2026. In addition to Virginia being the No. 1 state in defense spending, Hampton Roads is “well-positioned” in the war for talent with roughly 14,000 service members transitioning out of the military annually and about half remaining in the region. The Alliance, along with its peers at the Hampton Roads Workforce Council and the Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance recently spoke with Business Facilities on how Hampton Roads is ensuring the current workforce is prepared for the future, and looking for opportunities to create a resilient aerospace and defense industry in the years ahead.
Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance2 weeks ago
Governor Glenn Youngkin announced yesterday that Katoen Natie Norfolk Inc., a plastics and polymers warehousing and distribution company and subsidiary of Katoen Natie, will invest $59.9 million to expand in the City of Norfolk! The company will add a 450,000-square-foot warehouse, a rail yard, and expand its existing rail spur to meet increased demand. Virginia successfully competed with Georgia and South Carolina for the project, which will create 76 new jobs.

Parent company Katoen Natie is an international logistics service provider and port operator founded in 1854 and headquartered in Belgium. Katoen Natie is present in 35 countries on five continents, employing 15,000 worldwide. The Alliance worked with the City of Norfolk, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, and The Port of Virginia to secure the project for Virginia.

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Hampton Roads Alliance
Hampton Roads Alliance2 weeks ago
DOMA Technologies (DOMA), a USA-headquartered software and digital transformation company, will invest $3.7 million to expand in the City of Virginia Beach, creating 307 new jobs. The company’s new 69,000-square-foot headquarters facility will house nearly 500 total employees within the next three years. DOMA Technologies was founded in Virginia Beach, Va. in 2000 as a cloud-based document management company that realized a need for a holistic approach to document management and emerging cloud technology. Congratulations to our partners at the City of Virginia Beach and VEDP on this exciting announcement!

York County, VA

For more than 375 years families, businesses, and major attractions have selected York County as their location of choice.  Nestled between the York River, York County boasts an abundance of shopping, dining, and recreational destinations.  In addition, York County boasts one of the best public-school systems in Virginia and a highly-educated workforce. 

Industry Highlights

Located within 45 minutes of three international airports and the Port of Virginia, York County is ideally situated for industrial, distribution or corporate headquarters operations. While the County is a major tourist destination and home to facilities like Great Wolf Lodge, it is also home to major military and healthcare facilities.  The Economic Development Authority has reasonably priced, shovel-ready lots available in the York River Commerce Park and Busch Industrial Park.

Quality of Life

A low cost of living combined with a plethora of housing, shopping, dining, and entertainment options makes York County among the most desirable places to live in the mid-Atlantic. Located in Virginia's Historic Triangle with Jamestown and Williamsburg, York is home to major attractions including Great Wolf Lodge, Water Country USA, the Yorktown Victory Center, and the historic Yorktown Battlefields. 


Industry Employment Breakdown

Industry # of Employees % of Workforce
Retail Trade 3,765 15.5%
Accommodation and Food Services 2,875 11.8%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management / Remediation Services 1,745 7.2%
Construction 1,713 7.0%
Health Care and Social Assistance 1,538 6.3%
Source: EMSI    




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Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, November 2021; Esri Business Analyst Online, 2024 Forecast; Esri Business Analyst Online 2021 Detailed Age Profile; Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), 2021 Forecast

Key Companies

Naval Weapons Station / Cheatham Annex

United States Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown


Great Wolf Lodge


York County Economic Development & Tourism Development

Ms. Kristi Olsen, Director
(P) 757-890-3317

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