Quality of Place
Hampton Roads continues its 400-year tradition of being a center of commerce.
For many businesses it is critical that they be conveniently located near customers, suppliers, distributors, employees, and vendors. Fortunately for the businesses in Hampton Roads, very few regions are as strategically located to as many major metropolitan areas as we are. In fact, over 60 percent of the population of the United States is within 750 miles of Hampton Roads, and the region’s convenient and accessible transportation infrastructure provides multiple options for moving goods between national and international markets.
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, you’ll enjoy the modern convenience of our two airports, Norfolk International (ORF) and Newport News/Williamsburg International (PHF). Together they handle over four million domestic and international passengers annually aboard eight major airlines averaging 228 flights per day.
Even data travels quickly in and through Hampton Roads. Our telecom infrastructure supports the communications needs of much of the East Coast, and includes 11 independent networks supported by over 650,000 miles of fiber optics.
Other Amenities include:
- A metro area comprised of 15 communities dedicated to your business success
Cities of Chesapeake, Franklin,Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg; and the Counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton and York.
- An exeptionally skilled workforce and robust education network
An 830,000-person-strong labor force replenished annually by 13,000 highly trained, disciplined, exiting military personnel. Nearly 107,000 students are enrolled in the region’s 12 traditional colleges and universities with an estimated 14,000 degrees conferred annually.
- A mid-Atlantic, coastal location
Hampton Roads enjoys a mild, temperate coastal climate enhanced by outstanding residential and recreational options, including: expansive shoreline and beaches, amusement/theme parks, museums, performing arts, festivals, professional sports, regional shopping malls and outlet centers, colonial cities and towns, state and national parks, and much, much more.
- A continually growing international community
American business was truly born in Hampton Roads, and our abundant resources make it as easy a choice for today’s entrepreneurs and organizations as it was 400 years ago.