A prosperous and sustainable economy is synonymous with a healthy community.
The City's business community is renowned for its highly diverse collection of industries, including nationally and internationally known corporate headquarters, technologically-advanced manufacturers, billion-dollar defense contractors, and locally-owned shops.
While building businesses organically is an important part of the Department’s economic strategy, our team also focuses on attracting new businesses and capital investment and creating new economic opportunities for our community.
In order to increase the department's effectiveness in terms of marketing, business attraction, and existing industry programs, resources are focused on several key business clusters:
Key Industries Highlights
Source: City of Virginia Beach, 2022