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Where Your Business Needs to Be

We help create a vibrant economy by attracting new companies, helping existing companies grow and assisting entrepreneurs with their nascent ideas.

Quick Stats

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Sources: Virginia Employment Commission (2021), Hampton Roads Alliance, City of Virginia Beach


Our Industries

Advanced Manufacturing

Virginia Beach is one of America's "Manufacturing Boomtowns".

Biomedical & Life Sciences

Learn all about why Virginia Beach is best for your Bio business.

Defense

Seven of the world’s top-10 defense-related firms have a major presence in Virginia Beach.

IT/Cyber

Virginia Beach has proven to be a strategic location for the information and communication technology.

Maritime & Logistics

Surrounding the world’s largest natural, deep-water harbor, the Virginia Beach MSA is a maritime and logistics hub.

Offshore Wind

Our region has significant potential for the development of offshore wind resources off its coast.

Office/Retail

The Virginia Beach area is home to hundreds of corporations and national and international retailers.

Small Business/SWaM

Small businesses are a key component to creating a vibrant, successful, and global community.​​

and more...

  • 38 miles of beaches and world-renowned attractions
  • No Machinery & Tools Tax
  • Average commute time: 24.8 minutes
  • The Port of Virginia: 50-foot channels; $700 million spent in expansion, 46% increased cargo capacity (Source: The Port of Virginia)
  • Landing site of the world’s fastest subsea cables with connections to South America and Europe
  • Offshore wind-ready workforce

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Strategic Location

Virginia Beach is:

  • Forward-thinking and focused on business growth
  • Home to the three fastest subsea cables: MAREA, BRUSA, and Dunant
  • Your gateway to U.S. markets
  • Near bigger, faster, and better marine terminals
  • Served by I-64, major interstate, connecting the East Coast to the Mississippi River corridor
  • Within 750 miles (1,200 km) of two-thirds of the U.S. manufacturing base and consumer populations
  • One hour from I-95 and hour and a half to I-85, major north/south interstate highway corridors serving the East Coast
  • Region's universities offer various options for training
  • A hub for conventions and festivals
  • Maintaining its AAA Bond rating for ten consecutive years from all three bond rating agencies
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