Strategically located at the midpoint of the United State's East Coast and just three hours from Washington, D.C., Virginia Beach truly is an international gateway to America. Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. marketplace and manufacturing base are within 1,200 km of Virginia Beach.
Due to its strategic mid-Atlantic location, both global and US markets are readily accessed through a superior multi-modal transportation network, which includes an extensive railway system, two international airports, vast shipping terminals, the East Coast's largest ice-free deep port, and an efficient and well-maintained highway system. Most of Europe and Africa are within six time zones and Virginia Beach offers a world-class telecommunications system for easy and reliable global communicating.
Virginia Beach has used its strategic location and pro-business philosophy to create a destination where companies can succeed globally. More than 180 foreign-based companies are located in the MSA in addition to the many local companies who operate around the globe. With 13 foreign consular offices, and direct shipping to all of the world's major ports, the Virginia Beach MSA is truly an international business gateway.
Virginia Beach is the 39th largest city in the United States, and has been ranked by major business publications as one of the best U.S. cities for business, one of the best cities in which to live, and one of the safest cities.
Last updated: Oct 2011