TOP FIVE STORIES AUGUST 2022
The top trending stories on VirginiaBusiness.com from July 15 to Aug. 14 were led by an exclusive update on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront surf park, which is being developed by music icon Pharrell Williams and Venture Realty Group.
Starting construction in October or November, the $350 million mixed-use surf park development will also include a 5,000-seat indoor/outdoor performing arts venue.
Home sales in June dropped by nearly 19%, the lowest point since May 2020. (July 25)
The 640,000-square-foot processing facility is Amazon.com Inc.’s first cross-dock fulfillment center in Virginia. (Aug. 5)
In a two-year post, Old Dominion University Chief Integration Officer Alicia Monroe will oversee the creation of an academic health sciences center in partnership with Eastern Virginia Medical School and Sentara Healthcare. (July 19)
The State Corporation Commission greenlighted Dominion Energy Inc.’s 2.6-gigawatt, 176-turbine Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, slated to be the nation’s largest offshore wind farm. (Aug. 5)