Virginia Beach has nine business districts, each with a distinct character and industry base.
Recognizing the crucial role these districts will play in the future growth of Virginia Beach, the City has designated eight of the nine major business districts (all with the exception of the quickly developing Princess Anne Commons corridor) as "Strategic Growth Areas."
While the districts themselves stretch slightly outside of the City's pinpointed strategic growth areas, this designation means the City plans to spur growth in the area by investing in forward-thinking infrastructure and developing a distinct identity to foster continued growth and attract businesses to these districts.
Some districts are heavily populated, making them ideal for corporate and retail clusters. Others are located where major transportation corridors converge, providing an ideal location for industrial development.