Welcome to Hampton Roads.
The Heart of the Mid-Atlantic.
Hampton Roads isn’t a city. You won’t find it on any map. That’s because our home is a diverse collection of ten cities and five counties, all tightly integrated and providing a wealth of benefits for businesses and organizations of all kinds.
Strategically located in the middle of the eastern seaboard of the United States, Hampton Roads is home to the world’s greatest natural deepwater harbor, with ports capable of accommodating the largest cargo ships on the planet. Our modern road and rail systems connect the interior of the United States—and nearly two-thirds of its population—with the goods and services they need.
But that’s just the beginning.
Here in Hampton Roads you will find a skilled and educated workforce, attractive labor laws, an enviably low cost of doing business, and communities committed to your continued success.
Your employees will love it here, too. Our beautiful beaches, scenic waterways, numerous parks, historical sites, and town centers provide residential and recreational opportunities as varied as your personal style and budget.
Whatever the reason, it’s no wonder why over 1.6 million people love what they do and where they live—here in Hampton Roads. After all, we've been attracting and retaining business for over 400 years.
Contact the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance (The Alliance) and we’ll show you why we aren’t just the center of commerce, we’re its heart.
News and Events
05/03/2013 Virginia ranked #3 state for innovation and #5 in growth and economic performance
Which states are best positioned to grow, create jobs, and prosper in the coming five to 10 years?
05/03/2013 8 Hampton Roads companies listed among "Fantastic 50"
Eight Hampton Roads businesses were listed among the top 50 fastest-growing companies in the state by the Virginia Chamber.
05/02/2013 Virginia Beach named a city of the future by fDi magazine
The City of Virginia Beach ranked fifth overall in fDi magazine's "Top 10 Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future."