The inRoads Blog is a collection of news, editorials and economic snapshots from the Alliance team about the Hampton Roads region, business community, 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
When Adelaide Gilmore joined the Alliance team in 2014 as an Administrative Assistant, she was new to the field of economic development but has since grown to appreciate and enjoy the important work that the Alliance does to grow the region.Read More
Eastern Virginia Medical School is one of the only schools in the country to be founded by grassroots community efforts. Today, they are not only a leader in the local healthcare industry but an economic engine for the entire region of Hampton Roads.Read More
The Alliance is proud to have worked with City of Suffolk, VEDP and the Port of Virginia to bring Spanish manufacturer, Atarfil, to Hampton Roads. This announcement represents a $5 million capital investment and will create 15 jobs for the region.Read More