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Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance
Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

The Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance (the Alliance) is a non-profit public-private partnership that represents 11 communities and more than 60 private sector investors in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. The Alliance is committed to a more prosperous and diverse regional economy and works aggressively to attract, grow and retain higher wage industries, talent, and jobs.

Official Logo (2019) Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

The mission of the Alliance is to globally market Hampton Roads as the primary region of choice for economic investment. It is the leading, regional economic development organization and all of its business activities are designed to highlights the unique assets of its 11 localities — Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Isle of Wight County, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Southampton County, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach — while also emphasizing the collective strengths of the region.

The Alliance works in close collaboration with stakeholders to:

  • Aggressively market the competitive advantages of Hampton Roads to the world;

  • Develop and promote a global image for Hampton Roads;

  • Identify and target national and international companies for new-to-market recruitment

  • Maintain a regional economic development information, research, and resource center

  • Conduct needs assessments on regional economic development issues and support regional efforts that lead to a broad and diversified economic base

The Alliance also serves as a one-stop source for information to assist companies in the site selection evaluation and research process. In this capacity, the Alliance will:

  • Work confidentially and free of charge

  • Provide a manager dedicated to each project from initial contact to decision

  • Guide and support the planning process

  • Help identify appropriate sites

  • Coordinate visits highlighting Hampton Roads’ localities and available properties

  • Offer advice regarding financial incentives

  • Serve as liaison with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership

  • Connect companies with regional business leaders and experts in fields associated with business expansion

For answers to your business attraction and expansion questions, contact the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance at (757) 627-2315 or visit

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