Founded: 1963

Population: 232,977

Households: 69,900

Chesapeake, at one time, was considered a bedroom community of Norfolk and Virginia Beach; but, growth fostered the attraction of significant industries and businesses of its own.

The Intracoastal Waterway passes through Chesapeake, and the city has extensive frontage and port facilities on navigable portions of the Elizabeth River.

Large corporations have chosen Chesapeake as their home base, or sizable branch office, due to a variety of reasons, inclusive of land availability, skilled workforce, and proximity to Norfolk International Airport.

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Hampton Roads … A Region for Your Entrepreneurial Dreams

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  • SBDC of Hampton Roads, Inc., World Trade Center
  • 101 W. Main Street, Suite 800, Norfolk, VA 23570
  • (757) 664-2595
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