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Major Cities: Eastern U.S.
Centrally located along the East Coast of the United States; Hampton Roads provides businesses easy access to major North American markets. 40% of the U.S. population, approximately 128 million consumers, are within one day's drive of Hampton Roads.
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Major Cities: Virginia
Hampton Roads is home to over 20% of the Commonwealth of Virginia's 8.3 million citizens. Located in the southeastern corner of the state, Hampton Roads is in close proximity to other major population hubs like Washington D.C., Richmond, and Charlottesville.
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Major Cities: Hampton Roads
The Alliance represents 9 cities and 2 counties in Hampton Roads. While each of the 11 localities offers its own unique assets, a climate of cooperation and collaboration exist, ensuring the most effective use of resources to meet the needs of our thriving business sector.
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Non-Stop Air Services: Hampton Roads
Hampton Roads is home to 2 international airports: Norfolk International Airport (ORF) and Newport News – Williamsburg International Airport (PHF). Four major airlines provide non-stop air service to 18 international gateway airports and serve over 3.5 million passengers annually. Both airports are well within a 30-minute commute of most business and residential locations in Hampton Roads.
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Non-Stop Air Services: Virginia
Hampton Roads, Virginia is within a three hours drive of Dulles International and Reagan National airports, both located in Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Dulles is one of the busiest airports in the Mid-Atlantic region, sending over 21 million passengers a year and offer daily flights to over 125 domestic and international destinations. Reagan National, known for its nonstop domestic flights around the US, handles 20 million passengers a year.
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Major Highways: Eastern U.S.
An integrated network of Interstate Highways connects Hampton Roads to the major markets of the United States. VEDP reports approximately 128 million consumers are within a ten hour drive of Hampton Roads.
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Major Highways: Virginia
Virginia’s highway system includes over 70,000 miles of interstate, primary and secondary roads. The region is connected with the principal north- south Highways – I-85 and I-95 as well as I-64 going west. Routes 58 and route 460 serve as direct connectors to I-85/I-95. Route 13 links the region to the metropolitan area of New York.
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Major Highways: Hampton Roads
Hampton Roads is served by over 160 miles of interstate highway, including the 56 mile Hampton Roads Beltway, which traverses seven major cities. The Beltway connects every corner of Hampton Roads to I-64, which links directly to I-95, the major North-South trucking and transportation route. Currently, the Elizabeth River Tunnels project, which relieves congestion at natural choke points and includes the placement of a second tube at the Midtown Tunnel crossing, is near completion. The proposed “Patriot’s Crossing” will add a third crossing of the James River, specifically designed for truck drivers on their way to and from our bustling port facilities.
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Rail: Amtrak
Amtrak is an intercity passenger rail service line which provides an alternative option to driving to and from Hampton Roads. Currently departing from Newport News, Williamsburg and Norfolk, Amtrak connects 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces.
Rail: CSX
CSX offers a variety of rail, container-shipping, intermodal, trucking, barge, and contract logistics management services. With over 22,000 miles of track in 23 states, as well as the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces, Hampton Roads is well connected to major inland markets.
Rail: Norfolk Southern
A Fortune 500 Company, headquartered in Hampton Roads, Norfolk Southern Corporation operates more than 21,200 miles of track in 22 states, primarily serving the Southeast and Midwestern U.S., as well as Ontario, Canada.
Rail: Heartland Corridor
The Heartland Corridor creates the fastest route for double-stacked container trains moving between the Port of Virginia and the Midwest Getaway. By eliminating nearly 250 miles and one day of transit time, the Heartland Corridor has become the quickest route for double-stacked container trains.
Heartland Corridor
Ports: Hampton Roads
The Port of Virginia includes Newport News Marine Terminal (NNMT), Virginia International Gateway (VIG), Norfolk International Terminals (NIT), Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT) and the future Craney Island. The Port of Virginia features the best natural deep water harbor on the East Coast, with its unobstructed, ice-free harbor, 50-foot channels, and a location only 2.5 hours from open ocean. The Port of Virginia is served by every major shipping line with connections to over 200 countries around the world.
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