Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance is to market Hampton Roads worldwide as the Region of choice for business investment and expansion. The Alliance serves as the Region’s lead economic development and marketing organization for promoting Hampton Roads and recruiting new and expanding businesses for location in Virginia’s Hampton Roads.

Our Services

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Work with The Alliance and we’ll put Virginians to work for you.

The decision to invest in a new or expanded operation is never taken lightly. The goal of the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance (The Alliance) is to match the business needs required for your company to be successful with the assets found in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region. We help by facilitating your evaluation process and providing powerful tools that save you time and money as you seek to locate your new operation in our vibrant business community.

Representing the 11 individual counties and cities that comprise Hampton Roads, The Alliance highlights the unique individual assets of each municipality while emphasizing the collective strengths of the region. Hampton Roads is truly interdependent economically, socially, and culturally, and success in one jurisdiction is success for all.

Recognized by the International Economic Development Council, The Alliance is one of only 25 Accredited Economic Development Organizations (AEDO) in the nation. Earning an AEDO accreditation tells clients and investors The Alliance is superbly qualified to support a client’s business needs and effectively manage national and global marketing programs.

Our Services:

  • We are your one-stop source for information and cost comparisons
  • We’ll provide you with a program manager dedicated to your project
  • We work in confidentiality and without charge
  • We coordinate visits highlighting our 11 localities
  • We help identify appropriate sites
  • And we connect you with experts in the region to help in your expansion

Staff Directory

Kevin Sweeney


Rear Admiral, USN (Ret)
Interim President & CEO

Amy N. Parkhurst


Senior Vice President


Thomas Clemens


Senior Vice President

Laura Hayes


Business Development Manager

Russell Chandler


Research Director

Deborah Ogan


Operations &
Technology Director

Maggie Cromwell


Investor Development Coordinator

Get Social

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The Alliance has an active presence on Twitter and LinkedIn.

The Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance is becoming more and more engaged with its followers on social media networks. Below are two different ways you can connect with the Alliance and stay updated about Hampton Roads, its local businesses, and the economic development community.

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Join HREDA on LinkedIn

The Alliance has a page on LinkedIn, as well as a group. The page provides information about the organization, the services it provides, the staff, and contact information. The LinkedIn group is where updated, relevant information about economic development and the Hampton Roads region is provided.

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Follow HREDA on Twitter

The Alliance shares timely news articles about economic development on their Twitter page. Following HREDA on Twitter means staying current with what is happening with local businesses and the economy.

Contact Us

USA Headquarters

500 Main Street Suite 1300
Norfolk, VA 23510

USA Office

11820 Fountain Way Suite 301
Newport News, VA 23606

United Kingdom Office


European Office



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