Dive a little deeper into the Alliance's FY18/19 Go To Market Strategy and learn the methodology behind the strategy, what it means to deliver inward investment and what near-term opportunity sectors our region holds a competitive value proposition for.Read More
The hard work and consistent efforts of our individual localities' economic development offices are key factors in the success of our regional economy and we congratulate them on their recent announcements and expansions.Read More
In 2011, after working with a team of economic development professionals including the Alliance staff, Ace Hardware chose the City of Suffolk for their first East Coast Import Re-Distribution Center. The facility has been so successful that in 2017, they announced a 138,000 sq. ft. expansion.
President & CEO Rick Weddle reflects on the regional employment market: Currently in a "recovery" business cycle, Hampton Roads' business cycle shows opportunity for significant growth.Read 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