Founded: 1610

Population: 137,436

Households: 53,887

Hampton has a diversified mix of growing and established business clusters strategically located for sucess. Anchored by aerospace and defense facilities, advanced manufacturing, major medical centers and higher education, Hampton attracts high tech businesses and offers a continuous source of skilled labor.

Hampton is served by two international airports. A totally integrated transportation network of interstate highways (I-64 and 664), airports, rail service and the Port of Hampton Roads, provides easy access between Hampton and the worldwide markets. Nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population is within a day’s drive of Hampton , and more than half of the country’s manufacturing and industrial base is within 750 miles of the city.

The presence of NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) and the National Institute for Aerospace (NIA), makes Hampton a top East Coast location for the high-tech aerospace industry. LaRC conducts research in the areas of space exploration, unmanned systems, environment, air traffic safety, and composite materials. the NIA is a world-class research and graduate education consortium that works to develop and support new technologies and ideas related to aerospace and composite materials.

Hampton’s favorable business climate combined with a low cost, high standard of living and great quality of life make it the perfect place to expand or locate your business. For more information call 800-555-3930 or visit

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