Major Employers

Virginia Beach is a highly-desirable location for companies of all industries and sizes.

Below are listed some of Virginia Beach major employers. Please note that the list is not comprehensive and excludes public sector and retail entities. Also, the "Type of Business" description is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.​


Major Employers (above 400 employees)​


CompanyType of Business
Civilian Employees
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek/Ft. StoryMilitary Base6000
Naval Air Station Oceana/Dam NeckMilitary Base3600
GEICO General Insurance CompanyAuto and Other Vehicle Insurance Carriers2700​
Lynnhaven Mall Retail Trade2600
STIHL IncorporatedNorth American Headquarters; Power Tools Manufacture2067
AMERIGROUP (Wellpoint)Corporation Insurance Carriers1850
Gold Key/PHR Hotels & ResortsDeveloper, Owner and Operator of Hotels1000
The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.Radio and Television Broadcasting700
LifeNet HealthAmbulatory Health Care Services560
Lockheed Martin CorporationInformation Technology Services510
AMSEC, LLCShipbuilding & Repair500
ECPI UniversityBusiness Schools and Computer & Management Training500
SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation)Computer Systems Design and Related Services500
Architectural Graphics, Inc.Headquarters; Sign Manufacturing450
M. & G. Electronics Corp.Electrical Products Manufacturing439
ADS Tactical, Inc.Vehicle Sharing420
Electronic Systems, Inc.Electronic Equipment Repair Services400
Liberty Tax Services/JTH Holding, Inc.Headquarters; Technology and Financial Services400
S.B. Ballard Construction CompanyCommercial & Heavy Construction Contractors400

Source: Hoovers.com

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