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港口smouth businesses employ some of the highest skilled and well-educated workforce in the Hampton Roads region. Recent business development has put 港口smouth on the map for growth in technology and higher education. Businesses that need to move goods and services will find an extensive and convenient infrastructure. From container terminals, 铁路访问, and centralized inter状态 connectivity, 港口smouth keeps businesses connected. 港口smouth also offers diverse community-focused experiences centered in history, 文化, 和娱乐. This dynamic metropolitan area provides residents and businesses robust districts with access to premier amenities.
While focusing on attracting projects with new positions and expanding existing business opportunities, 港口smouth also focuses on upskilling residents to continue impacting quality of life factors such as income.
Small business is truly the backbone of 港口smouth – with locally owned and operated organizations ranging from home-based to brick-and-mortar, there is a place for your business in our ecosystem.
Over the past five years, 港口smouth Economic Development has connected our new and existing businesses with approximately $2 million in local, 状态, and regional incentives.
血统物流 (formerly Preferred Freezer) underwent a national search for a location that provided the 港口 proximity and robust infrastructure needed to expand their cold storage offerings. 最先进的, fully automated facility is 212,000 square feet and represents an $84 million investment. The Lineage 港口smouth Facility is directly adjacent to the 港口 of Virginia and has introduced 60+ highly paid positions.
VEDP is the 状态 development arm created by the General Assembly to encourage, 刺激, and support the development and expansion of the Commonwealth's economy.
- Encourage exports of Virginia’s products and services
- Assist in formulating Virginia’s economic development strategies
- Administer 状态-level incentive programs
- Over 20 different incentive and grant programs
该联盟 are our regional development partners that help facilitate:
- Targeted marketing and promotion of the Hampton Roads region to investors and companies, including travel opportunities
- Act as an intermediary point of contact and liaison for companies and coordinators
- Ongoing partnerships between inward and local companies
- Policy advocacy towards cities, region and Commonwealth government authorities
- 该联盟 represents 11 Hampton Roads localities; 9 cities and 2 counties
港口smouth is home to two of the 港口 of Virginia’s facilities, Virginia International Gateway (VIG) and 港口smouth Marine Terminal. The 港口 is a large partner of the City’s and helps to drive the maritime & logistics industry forward through continual advancement and investment.
- In 2018, the 港口 of Virginia saw 2.8500万标准箱
- In 2019, they completed a $320 million expansion of VIG which now features the largest cranes on the East Coast