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Portsmouth sits at the center of Hampton Roads. Portsmouth's small-town atmosphere is in pleasant contrast to its metropolitan Hampton Roads location. Tree lined streets lead toward the picturesque downtown waterfront – the center of the city's many activities, and its heart. But don’t let its quaintness mislead you. Portsmouth is an economic maritime powerhouse.

By capitalizing on our unique assets, Portsmouth has brought about a thriving economic environment, brimming with opportunities, reminiscent of the potential foreseen by leaders in our colonial birth. Investment initiatives have positioned Portsmouth as a great discovery for industries of all types and we offer a wealth of opportunities for businesses focused on their futures including: pro-business development leadership;  available retail, office and industrial/warehouse space and residential development;  Deepwater Harbor where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean;  an economic incentive programs including Empowerment, Enterprise, Foreign Trade, Historic Tax Credit, HUBZones and Interstate Access.

Portsmouth is a global transportation hub centrally located within a 30-minute drive of the entire region.  With its road and rail infrastructure, Portsmouth is readily accessible from all four directions. Major north-south corridors of I-95 and I-85 are just west of the city, linking with Hampton Roads' well-planned system of roads. The city is minutes from Norfolk International Airport.

The Portsmouth Marine Terminal, part of the Port of Hampton Roads and owned by the Virginia Port Authority, is a 220-acre facility handling containerized and break-bulk cargo. At this Foreign Trade Zone-designated terminal, CSX and Norfolk Southern, via the Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad, offer direct rail service from the Portsmouth Marine Terminal for transportation throughout the east. Motor carriers and common carrier terminals – 175 carriers and 150 terminals – help transport goods from the port of entry to a well-connected system of interstate highways.

Commuters are served by Hampton Roads Transit (HRT). Pedestrian ferry crosses the Elizabeth River daily between Portsmouth and Norfolk.   Companies have cited the transportation infrastructure as the major deciding factor in locating or expanding in the region.

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Portsmouth Division Board

COO
Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA
City of Portsmouth
Director
Portsmouth Museums
Vice President
Cooper, Spong & Davis, PC
Market Manager
Cap Center
President - Chair, Portsmouth
Women in Defense Greater Hampton Roads
Area Manager
Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA
Director
City of Portsmouth, Economic Development
Principle
A. Bruce Williams & Associates
Senior Legislative & Management Liason
City of Portsmouth
Pricipal
Portsmouth Catholic Regional School
Sales Manager
Culligan of Greater Virginia
AVP, Private Banking Officer
TowneBank
Sr. Vice President, Norfolk City Executive
Old Point National Bank
General Manager
Bayside Harley Davidson
Director
ODU-Tri-Cities Higher Education Center
Executive Director
Portsmouth Partnership
City of Portsmouth
Owner
Allstate-Integrity Insurance Group
Advancement Director
Portsmouth Catholic Regional
BCS Voice & Data Solutions
CEO/Owner
LeMans Karting VA
Operations Manager
PiTech Solutions
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