A Premier Location To Grow Your Business
There are many reasons why Hampton Roads, officially referred to as the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), attracts and retains world-renowned businesses.
91% with a high school diploma or higher.
In Their Words
Learn why local organizations, economic development representatives and newly established companies choose to do business in Hampton Roads.
From the Blog
News and perspectives from the HREDA team about the Hampton Roads business community, the global economy and more.
Highlighting the recent 2017 State of the Workforce report, President & CEO Rick Weddle recaps where we’ve been, where we are today, and what challenges and opportunities lay ahead for our regional workforce.Read More
A look at the tech industry clusters of Hampton Roads’ peninsula cities – Hampton, Newport News, and Poquoson – and their relative concentration (Location Quotient) and regional specific growth/contrition (Competitive Effect) metrics to classify them as Star, Emerging, Mature or Transforming industries. From this we can see how high tech employment is helping the region grow, and how the region stands out as a place for future high tech employers.Read More