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Virginia Beach is gaining quite a reputation as a great city for business. In addition to the incredible lifestyle expected from one of America's favorite vacation destinations, Virginia Beach also boasts a skilled, educated workforce, strategic location, low tax rates, and a dynamic, diverse economy; STIHL Inc. and Lifenet located their U.S. headquarters in Virginia Beach. The City of Virginia Beach is one step closer to having a privately funded entertainment and sports arena built on City-owned land near the Virginia Beach Convention Center. "This is one of the most exciting projects that Virginia Beach will see. It has the potential to transform the critical corridor between the convention center and our boardwalk and move us closer to becoming a year-round destination," said Mayor Will Sessoms.

Virginia Beach’s proximity to the world’s largest naval base and Pentagon – makes it an excellent candidate for companies associated with the Department of Defense or Homeland Security contract firms.

Low tax rates and water-oriented lifestyle are also attractive to employees of engineering and management firms, business or professional service companies, corporate regional offices, information management centers, computer and data-processing services – or just about any company that wants to attract people who enjoy living as much as they enjoy working.

Virginia Beach has a variety of office, industrial, and commercial property encompassing almost 35 million square feet of total enclosed space. Affordable office park space and existing buildings are available to house sub-sets of those industries.  A diversified economy based on a blend of professional office manufacturers and advanced technologies helps keep Virginia Beach a recognized international business location.

The Virginia Beach MSA is home to more than 75 federal facilities and defense installations. More than 100,000 active-duty military personnel from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, including the world’s largest naval base and the home of the Atlantic Fleet. The bases located in Virginia Beach are Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dam Neck, Joint Expeditionary Base - Little Creek/Fort Story. These bases employ more than 40,000 military and civilian employees with a combined annual payroll of more than $2.3 billion.

Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is southeastern Virginia’s primary airport serving the Greater Hampton Roads area and Northeast North Carolina. Offering over 130 arrivals and departures daily to major cities throughout the U.S., it presently ranks as the country’s 67th largest airport in terms of passengers served annually, with nearly 3.3 million passengers and 82,000 flight operations in 2013. ORF serves general aviation and the following carriers: American, Delta, Southwest, United and U.S. Airways and is located at 2200 Norview Avenue in Norfolk. Visit or call 757.857.3351 for more information.

Virginia Beach is linked to the national markets by one of the country’s most modern interstate and highway systems. I-64, Hampton Roads’ major east/west route, borders the area. Due west are the north/south interstates I-95 and I-85. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel connects Virginia Beach to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and cuts driving distance to the northeast corridor by 90 miles.

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Virginia Beach Division Board

Executive Director
Virginia Beach Hotel Association
Founder, Co-President, CIO
Beacon Harbor Wealth
Hamilton's Realty
Virginia Beach General Manager
PointOne Development Corp.
ABNB Federal Credit Union
Vice President, Chief of Curriculum
Adaero Consulting, LLC
Vice President
Principla Advantage Government Relations Group, LLC
Executive Director
Va Museum of Contemporary Art
1st Advantage Federal Credit Union
Vandeventer Black LLP
Va Beach Planning Commissioner
Kelly's Tavern
Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health
Chief Executive Officer
President & CEO
Virginia Commonwealth Bank
Principle Advantage Government Relations Group, LLC
Professional Landscapes of VA
Vice President-Development
Ripley Heatwole Co., Inc.
President & Chief Executive Officer
AthDel Ventures, Inc. dba The Miles Agency
Vice President -Healthcare Business Banking
PNC Bank
Financial Advisor Vice President
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Director of Business Development
Clancy & Theys Construction Co.
Governmental Affairs Director
Cox Communications
General Manager & Owner
Days Inn at the Beach
Regional Policy Director-Eastern
Dominion Energy
Sr. Account Executive
Issues and Answers Network, Inc.
Managing Principal
American Engineering
MAP Environmental Inc.
Assistant Vice President
Merrill Lynch
Business Development
Payday Payroll
Portfolio Manager
Palladium Registered Investment Advisors
Q.E.D. Systems, Inc.
Remedy Intelligent Staffing
Vice President
Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate
Executive Vice President
Taylor's Do-It Centers
President/ Chief Executive Officer
The Terry/ Peterson Companies
Regional Director of Business Development
Eastern Sports Management
Executive Vice President
Project Engineer
Lynch Mykins Structural Engineers, PC
Enrollment Coordinator
Troy University-Global Campus
Beach Commercial Finance
Community Liaison
Va. Beach Psychiatric Center
President & CEO
The ESG Companies
Chief Public Affairs Officer
Port of Virginia
WBR Insurance Agency LLC
Attorney at law
Willcox & Savage, PC
Attorney and Counsellor at Law
Wolcott Rivers Gates
President, Landscape Architect
Senior Community and Government Advocate
Sentara Healthcare
Vice President/Commercial Banking
Fulton Bank
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Sentara Optima Health
Troutman Sanders LLP
Director, Advocacy & Community Relations
Bon Secours Virginia Health System
Hometown Sports Management, LLC
Zeider's American Dream Theater
Executive Director
Hampton Roads Soccer Council
Managing Partner/Financial Advisor
Bay Capital Advisors, LLC
Marketing Specialist
Doma Technologies
New Business Development Manager
Virginia Integrated Communication
Audit Senior Manager
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Executive Director
Sandler Center Foundation
GeoEnvironmental Resources, Inc.
Allstate-Integrity Insurance Group, Greenbrier LLC
Owner and President
New Day Office Products & Furnishings
Sr. General Manager
Lynnhaven Mall
Senior Vice President
Entercom Communications DBA WWDE, WNVZ, WPTE, WVKL
Assistant Vice President
Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate
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