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.
Out-of-region student enrollment is up 9.2% in five years, despite total enrollment decreasing in the same timeframe. This uptick in enrollment means more money flowing into the local economy and provides the opportunity to capture more students for the regional workforce.
Site selectors from around the world visit Hampton Roads to tour regional assets including NASA Langley Research Center, Huntington Ingalls Industries/Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia International Gateway, STIHL, and Green Flash Brewing Co.Read More
Amy Parkhurst, Senior Vice President of Business Development, has been part of the Alliance since 1998, longer than any other staff member. Her extensive knowledge of economic development and familiarity with our diverse localties makes her a valuable addition to the team.
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