Virginia Beach’s $8 billion offshore wind farm moves forward
In September, Dominion Energy Inc. unveiled an ambitious, $8 billion project to erect the nation’s largest offshore wind farm off the Virginia Beach coast. If all goes to plan, it will power 650,000 Virginia homes by 2026. This year, Dominion expects to bring its offshore wind pilot project online and start ocean survey work on
Deep-water harbor drives local economy
Hampton Roads’ deep-water port continued to be a dominant factor in attracting companies to the region in 2019, especially cold storage and warehousing and logistics firms. “As we try to bring industry into this area, the port is a significant driver of our economic development,” says Doug Smith, president and CEO of the Hampton Roads
In the Virginia Maritime Association’s 100th year, Ashley McLeod has a wish for inland businesses to recognize the impact of the Port of Virginia on the entire state. “One in 10 jobs in Virginia is related to maritime supply chains,” says McLeod, the association’s vice president for communications and marketing. “We want to be there
After almost a year of negotiations, Virginia Beach City Council has struck a deal with Venture Realty Group to develop a mixed-use surf park and entertainment venue covering three city blocks near the oceanfront. Called Atlantic Park, the $325 million project will be built on the 10-acre site of The Dome, the geodesic concert venue
Telehealth expands specialists’ reach into remote areas and saves lives
Initially focused on rural areas, U.Va.’s telehealth program has expanded to wherever there is a shortage of specialists.
Douglas L. Smith is the newly installed president and CEO of the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance.
Suffolk sees surge from downtown renewal, mixed-use projects
After forming the Southeastern Virginia Regional Workforce Collaborative last fall, the Hampton Roads Workforce Council and the Greater Peninsula Workforce Board funded a report this year on the region’s workforce demographics, the supply-demand gap in work skills and a workforce strategy to improve the talent pipeline.
An expanding Port of Virginia considers new revenue opportunities
Local rivalries recede as the region seeks a new brand
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