Virginia Beach

Founded: 1963

Population: 448,479

Households: 154,455

Virginia Beach is Virginia’s largest city, and one of the 40 largest in the US. Recognized around the world as a major tourist destination, Virginia Beach is also a highly diverse collection of industries, including nationally and globally known corporate headquarters, high powered advanced manufacturers, billion dollar defense and technology firms, and the largest small business community in the region. In fact, according to the Virginia Employment Commission, one of every three new business startups in the MSA happens in Virginia Beach!

One of the greatest strengths of the city is its diversity: of business, neighborhoods and opportunities. Vibrant urban centers; world class ocean front resort area; waterfront residential neighborhoods; high tech suburban business parks; and expansive agricultural tracts, Virginia Beach literally has an option for everyone. And it’s a great place to visit and have fun, too – just ask the more than 12.5 million people who visit Virginia Beach each year!

Virginia Beach understands the needs of the business person, and City leadership ensures staff is prepared to support economic growth. A variety of resources are available, including entitled and discretionary incentives, workshops, research & consulting support and an Economic Development team experienced to assist innovative and successful companies of all sizes.

Whether your company is engaged in advanced manufacturing, bio and life sciences, professional services, defense technologies, information services, maritime and logistics, retail or Small/Woman/Minority-Owned Businesses, let Virginia Beach put its powerful forces to work for you.

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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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