City of Chesapeake Virginia Economic Development

City of Chesapeake Virginia Economic Development Find Your Way Forward
757.382.8040 In two years, the Chesapeake, VA, business community invested more than $275 million, created 1,269 new jobs and saved nearly 3,000.

As one of the country’s 100 largest cities, this city has all the features businesses are looking for: talent, infrastructure, location – plus one more – an eagerness to do what’s right. If you’re looking to start, expand or locate a business, get to know Chesapeake, VA. Our community is ready to get started. Are you?

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Today’s #BusinessSpotlight is Tinto Wine & Cheese, Chesapeake! Tinto supplies quality, award-winning wines, selected fro...
10/08/2021

Today’s #BusinessSpotlight is Tinto Wine & Cheese, Chesapeake! Tinto supplies quality, award-winning wines, selected from family-owned, sustainable vineyards, that predominantly use organic, natural wine-making methods. Curate a special selection and choose a local pickup! #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward #VisitVA #shoplocal #ChesapeakeVA

https://www.tintowineandcheese.com/

Today’s #BusinessSpotlight is Tinto Wine & Cheese, Chesapeake! Tinto supplies quality, award-winning wines, selected from family-owned, sustainable vineyards, that predominantly use organic, natural wine-making methods. Curate a special selection and choose a local pickup! #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward #VisitVA #shoplocal #ChesapeakeVA

https://www.tintowineandcheese.com/

Plasser American will be hosting a job fair on October 8th from 9AM-4PM at the DELTA Hotel Chesapeake (725 Woodlake Driv...
10/07/2021

Plasser American will be hosting a job fair on October 8th from 9AM-4PM at the DELTA Hotel Chesapeake (725 Woodlake Drive).

On the spot interviews and Jobs will be available!

Plasser American will be hosting a job fair on October 8th from 9AM-4PM at the DELTA Hotel Chesapeake (725 Woodlake Drive).

On the spot interviews and Jobs will be available!

Chesapeake’s vibrant business-focused community offers corporations exceptional opportunities to expand, innovate, and t...
10/06/2021

Chesapeake’s vibrant business-focused community offers corporations exceptional opportunities to expand, innovate, and transform. Dollar Tree developed into a Fortune 500 company right here in Chesapeake, improving its ranking from No. 499 to become No. 330. Find out how your company can prosper in Chesapeake today.

#NationalEconomicEducationMonth #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward

https://chesapeakeva.biz/

Chesapeake’s vibrant business-focused community offers corporations exceptional opportunities to expand, innovate, and transform. Dollar Tree developed into a Fortune 500 company right here in Chesapeake, improving its ranking from No. 499 to become No. 330. Find out how your company can prosper in Chesapeake today.

#NationalEconomicEducationMonth #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward

https://chesapeakeva.biz/

With one of the strongest business climates in the Mid-Atlantic region, YUPO Synthetic Paper has been a thriving Chesape...
10/05/2021

With one of the strongest business climates in the Mid-Atlantic region, YUPO Synthetic Paper has been a thriving Chesapeake business for 25 years. Their recent 100,000 sq. ft. expansion proves that Chesapeake is the place to do business. 🏗️ #ManufacturingMonday #ChesapeakeVA #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward

#TBT to when Krispy Krunchy Foods LLC re-opened after the next-door expansion of their restaurant and catering kitchen i...
09/30/2021

#TBT to when Krispy Krunchy Foods LLC re-opened after the next-door expansion of their restaurant and catering kitchen in July! After diligently working throughout the pandemic, the staff quietly expanded their facility to now have a "Sweets" side and a "Savory" side! 🍗

The restaurant is open and catering orders are accepted at 1025 Eden Way North. We can’t wait to watch you succeed in Chesapeake! #SmallBusiness #ShopLocal #ChesapeakeBusiness #findyourwayforward

https://krispykrunchy.com/

#TBT to when Krispy Krunchy Foods LLC re-opened after the next-door expansion of their restaurant and catering kitchen in July! After diligently working throughout the pandemic, the staff quietly expanded their facility to now have a "Sweets" side and a "Savory" side! 🍗

The restaurant is open and catering orders are accepted at 1025 Eden Way North. We can’t wait to watch you succeed in Chesapeake! #SmallBusiness #ShopLocal #ChesapeakeBusiness #findyourwayforward

https://krispykrunchy.com/

Sampson Creek Road Industrial WaterfrontProperty totaling 143 acres of prime marine industrial space includes offices, s...
09/27/2021

Sampson Creek Road Industrial Waterfront
Property totaling 143 acres of prime marine industrial space includes offices, shops, storage, and a mechanics building. Contact us to view this waterfront site or take a virtual tour today!

#SiteSelection #EconomicDevelopment #ChesapeakeBusiness #FindYourWayForward

https://properties.chesapeakeva.biz/chesapeake/property/121-Sampson-Creek-Road-Chesapeake-Virginia/CBE128DF-D955-4ECE-9705-C7ACF1BB702E

Sampson Creek Road Industrial Waterfront
Property totaling 143 acres of prime marine industrial space includes offices, shops, storage, and a mechanics building. Contact us to view this waterfront site or take a virtual tour today!

#SiteSelection #EconomicDevelopment #ChesapeakeBusiness #FindYourWayForward

https://properties.chesapeakeva.biz/chesapeake/property/121-Sampson-Creek-Road-Chesapeake-Virginia/CBE128DF-D955-4ECE-9705-C7ACF1BB702E

Spaces are filling up quickly in Summit Pointe’s newest office tower — 555 Belaire. Don't miss out on your chance to cla...
09/24/2021

Spaces are filling up quickly in Summit Pointe’s newest office tower — 555 Belaire. Don't miss out on your chance to claim your spot in this 5-star office location in Downtown Chesapeake, Virginia! After all, Chesapeake is the largest hub of business activity in Coastal Virginia… 🏢 👨‍💼👩‍💼

#SiteSelection #EconomicDevelopment #ChesapeakeBusiness #FindYourWayForward #ChesapeakeVA #Virginia

https://summitpointeva.com/

Spaces are filling up quickly in Summit Pointe’s newest office tower — 555 Belaire. Don't miss out on your chance to claim your spot in this 5-star office location in Downtown Chesapeake, Virginia! After all, Chesapeake is the largest hub of business activity in Coastal Virginia… 🏢 👨‍💼👩‍💼

#SiteSelection #EconomicDevelopment #ChesapeakeBusiness #FindYourWayForward #ChesapeakeVA #Virginia

https://summitpointeva.com/

Our Advancing Women in Business program partners with organizations such as Women's Business Center at ODU , SBA.gov , W...
09/22/2021

Our Advancing Women in Business program partners with organizations such as Women's Business Center at ODU , SBA.gov , Women In Defense , and WIPP to foster support of business development, networking, and contracting opportunities. 👩🏻‍🤝‍👩 #SupportChesapeake #EconomicDevelopment #ChesapeakeBusiness #FindYourWayForward

Our Advancing Women in Business program partners with organizations such as Women's Business Center at ODU , SBA.gov , Women In Defense , and WIPP to foster support of business development, networking, and contracting opportunities. 👩🏻‍🤝‍👩 #SupportChesapeake #EconomicDevelopment #ChesapeakeBusiness #FindYourWayForward

We are excited to welcome Cork & Bull to Summit Point and the City of Chesapeake!
09/20/2021

We are excited to welcome Cork & Bull to Summit Point and the City of Chesapeake!

Chesapeake has been ranked as the Number One City Where Veterans are Thriving Professionally in the United States. This ...
09/20/2021

Chesapeake has been ranked as the Number One City Where Veterans are Thriving Professionally in the United States. This #BusinessSpotlight highlights Pale Horse Coffee , a veteran-owned and operated business air-roasting premium beans in small batches from their roastery on Battlefield Boulevard. ☕ They've even got a new Pale Horse "Caffeine Coalition" coffee subscription — you can get coffee delivered to your door automatically every month. Talk about sharing a latte love...#SmallBusiness #EconomicDevelopment #ChesapeakeBusiness #FindYourWayForward

https://www.palehorsecoffee.com/

The Chesapeake community works together to educate new generations, grow new businesses, and create better products — an...
09/17/2021

The Chesapeake community works together to educate new generations, grow new businesses, and create better products — and we're not short on ways to get here. Our central location on the East Coast means your business can connect to customers and suppliers — faster. 🚢 ✈️ 🚂 🚛

#SiteSelection #EconomicDevelopment #ChesapeakeBusiness #FindYourWayForward #Chesapeake #ChesapeakeVA #Virginia

The Chesapeake community works together to educate new generations, grow new businesses, and create better products — and we're not short on ways to get here. Our central location on the East Coast means your business can connect to customers and suppliers — faster. 🚢 ✈️ 🚂 🚛

#SiteSelection #EconomicDevelopment #ChesapeakeBusiness #FindYourWayForward #Chesapeake #ChesapeakeVA #Virginia

In honor of #NationalVirginiaDay, did you know Chesapeake, Virginia is ranked highest in Hampton Roads as the Happiest P...
09/14/2021

In honor of #NationalVirginiaDay, did you know Chesapeake, Virginia is ranked highest in Hampton Roads as the Happiest Place to Live? Virginia is for lovers, families, and businesses. 🤗 💗

#SiteSelection #SupportChesapeake #FindYourWayForward #EconomicDevelopment #Chesapeake #Virginia #ChesapeakeVA

In honor of #NationalVirginiaDay, did you know Chesapeake, Virginia is ranked highest in Hampton Roads as the Happiest Place to Live? Virginia is for lovers, families, and businesses. 🤗 💗

#SiteSelection #SupportChesapeake #FindYourWayForward #EconomicDevelopment #Chesapeake #Virginia #ChesapeakeVA

Remembering and honoring those we lost 20 years ago today.
09/11/2021

Remembering and honoring those we lost 20 years ago today.

Remembering and honoring those we lost 20 years ago today.

Looking to grow a second location? Chesapeake Economic Development can help your business succeed in South Norfolk’s bus...
09/08/2021

Looking to grow a second location? Chesapeake Economic Development can help your business succeed in South Norfolk’s business district. The community is strategically located near major interstates, the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, and Chesapeake’s working waterfront. Contact us today about our initiatives for growing your business in a historically underutilized business zone – or a “HUBZone.” Bonus! Joining the HUBZone program makes your business eligible to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts. Call our business specialists today at (757) 382-8040. 🌆 #SiteSelection #FindYourWayForward #EconomicDevelopment

Looking to grow a second location? Chesapeake Economic Development can help your business succeed in South Norfolk’s business district. The community is strategically located near major interstates, the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, and Chesapeake’s working waterfront. Contact us today about our initiatives for growing your business in a historically underutilized business zone – or a “HUBZone.” Bonus! Joining the HUBZone program makes your business eligible to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts. Call our business specialists today at (757) 382-8040. 🌆 #SiteSelection #FindYourWayForward #EconomicDevelopment

Join this discussion - and for a celebration of our 50th episode of the Cox Business Executive Discussion Series! For mo...
09/08/2021
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 10-11 AM

Join this discussion - and for a celebration of our 50th episode of the Cox Business Executive Discussion Series! For more than a decade, Cox Business and Inside Business have been proud to bring timely and relevant information and conversations to the region.

Register TODAY

Celebrate #LaborDay exploring Chesapeake’s 22 miles of waterways! Nature and outdoor lovers can explore our area’s natur...
09/06/2021

Celebrate #LaborDay exploring Chesapeake’s 22 miles of waterways! Nature and outdoor lovers can explore our area’s natural sanctuaries, recreational activities, and parks today (and every day). Plus, we're only 30 minutes from Virginia Beach but don't have the hassle of beach traffic. 🏖️ #LaborDay #ChesapeakeVA #FindYourWayForward

📸: @adventure_momwagon

Celebrate #LaborDay exploring Chesapeake’s 22 miles of waterways! Nature and outdoor lovers can explore our area’s natural sanctuaries, recreational activities, and parks today (and every day). Plus, we're only 30 minutes from Virginia Beach but don't have the hassle of beach traffic. 🏖️ #LaborDay #ChesapeakeVA #FindYourWayForward

📸: @adventure_momwagon

DYK September is #InternationalUpdateYourResumeMonth? We’re here to help your business add to your resume — schedule you...
09/03/2021

DYK September is #InternationalUpdateYourResumeMonth? We’re here to help your business add to your resume — schedule your free 15-minute phone call with one of our business specialists today and see how you can succeed in Chesapeake. ☎️

#SmallBusiness #EconomicDevelopment #ChesapeakeBusiness #FindYourWayForward #ChesapeakeVA

https://chesapeakeva.biz/business-services/

DYK September is #InternationalUpdateYourResumeMonth? We’re here to help your business add to your resume — schedule your free 15-minute phone call with one of our business specialists today and see how you can succeed in Chesapeake. ☎️

#SmallBusiness #EconomicDevelopment #ChesapeakeBusiness #FindYourWayForward #ChesapeakeVA

https://chesapeakeva.biz/business-services/

We’re excited to announce Prism Maritime, LLC ’s upcoming construction and $4 million expansion in Chesapeake, Virginia,...
09/01/2021

We’re excited to announce Prism Maritime, LLC ’s upcoming construction and $4 million expansion in Chesapeake, Virginia, that will bring 166 new jobs to the area. Your success awaits in Chesapeake, and we can’t wait to do business!

#Jobs #EconomicDevelopment #ChesapeakeBusiness #FindYourWayForward #Chesapeake #Chesapeakeva #Virginia

Plasser American Corporation donated $1000 as well as $250 in gift cards for McDonald’s restaurants and $250 worth of go...
08/30/2021

Plasser American Corporation donated $1000 as well as $250 in gift cards for McDonald’s restaurants and $250 worth of goodies and other items for students in each of three Title 1 Schools in Chesapeake to commence a program called “On the Right Track.”

The goal of the project is to support the students’ academic and behavioral performance during the school year.

Plasser American Corporation donated $1000 as well as $250 in gift cards for McDonald’s restaurants and $250 worth of goodies and other items for students in each of three Title 1 Schools in Chesapeake to commence a program called “On the Right Track.”

The goal of the project is to support the students’ academic and behavioral performance during the school year.

Did you know Chesapeake is the largest hub of business activity in Coastal Virginia? 🎉 #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWay...
08/30/2021

Did you know Chesapeake is the largest hub of business activity in Coastal Virginia? 🎉 #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward #EconDev #ChesapeakeVA #Virginia

https://chesapeakeva.biz/

Did you know Chesapeake is the largest hub of business activity in Coastal Virginia? 🎉 #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward #EconDev #ChesapeakeVA #Virginia

https://chesapeakeva.biz/

Looking for new office space? 🏢 Move into Summit Pointe   — Coastal Virginia's newest urban lifestyle community in Chesa...
08/27/2021

Looking for new office space? 🏢 Move into Summit Pointe — Coastal Virginia's newest urban lifestyle community in Chesapeake's CBD! Contact us today at (757) 382-8040 to discuss your place in their 1 million sq. ft of office space. #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward #ChesapeakeVA #Virginia #SummitPointeVA

Looking for new office space? 🏢 Move into Summit Pointe — Coastal Virginia's newest urban lifestyle community in Chesapeake's CBD! Contact us today at (757) 382-8040 to discuss your place in their 1 million sq. ft of office space. #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward #ChesapeakeVA #Virginia #SummitPointeVA

Looking for a wildlife refuge in Chesapeake? Our city is a great place for birding and kayaking, among other outdoor act...
08/25/2021

Looking for a wildlife refuge in Chesapeake? Our city is a great place for birding and kayaking, among other outdoor activities. 🐦 🚣 Including top rankings as an ideal location by MONEY y and Parenting.com demonstrate Chesapeake’s growth as a dynamic, yet family-friendly business community. #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward #ChesapeakeVA #Virginia

Looking for a wildlife refuge in Chesapeake? Our city is a great place for birding and kayaking, among other outdoor activities. 🐦 🚣 Including top rankings as an ideal location by MONEY y and Parenting.com demonstrate Chesapeake’s growth as a dynamic, yet family-friendly business community. #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward #ChesapeakeVA #Virginia

Congrats to both the Wasserhund Brewing and Summit Pointe teams for the opening of the new brewery! #SummitPointe #Chesa...
08/24/2021

Congrats to both the Wasserhund Brewing and Summit Pointe teams for the opening of the new brewery!

#SummitPointe #ChesapeakeVA

Wasserhund Brewing Company will officially open at Summit Pointe on August 23! The corner location at 510 Belaire Ave will feature @wasserhundbrew’s signature pizza and high-quality ales and lagers along with a chill, family friendly environment that celebrates the German beer culture. Visit wasserhundbrewing.com for more info 🍻#SummitPointeVA #SummitPointe #WasserhundChesapeake

DYK: 43.05% of the population in Chesapeake have an Associate's degree or higher and 92.41% have a high school degree or...
08/23/2021

DYK: 43.05% of the population in Chesapeake have an Associate's degree or higher and 92.41% have a high school degree or higher? 🎓 Educated, skilled, and trained workers make your business more competitive and productive. And when your business needs change, you'll also have access to a greater number of experienced employee candidates to hire. #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward #ChesapeakeVA #Virginia #Jobs

DYK: 43.05% of the population in Chesapeake have an Associate's degree or higher and 92.41% have a high school degree or higher? 🎓 Educated, skilled, and trained workers make your business more competitive and productive. And when your business needs change, you'll also have access to a greater number of experienced employee candidates to hire. #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward #ChesapeakeVA #Virginia #Jobs

Chesapeake is located within 750 miles of two-thirds of the U.S. population — that's a powerful talent pool for your bus...
08/20/2021

Chesapeake is located within 750 miles of two-thirds of the U.S. population — that's a powerful talent pool for your business. Schedule your free 15-minute phone call with one of our business specialists today at (757) 382-8040. 🤝 #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward #ChesapeakeBusiness #SmallBusiness #ShopSmall

Chesapeake is located within 750 miles of two-thirds of the U.S. population — that's a powerful talent pool for your business. Schedule your free 15-minute phone call with one of our business specialists today at (757) 382-8040. 🤝 #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward #ChesapeakeBusiness #SmallBusiness #ShopSmall

🍻 Big Ugly Brewing was named Small Business of the Year! 🍻 Today's #BusinessSpotlight offers Chesapeake residents as man...
08/18/2021

🍻 Big Ugly Brewing was named Small Business of the Year! 🍻 Today's #BusinessSpotlight offers Chesapeake residents as many as ten “Big, Bold, Beers guaranteed to please" on tap — including several popular sour beers! They opened Chesapeake’s first brewery in 2015 and have been raising the bar ever since. #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward #ChesapeakeVA #SmallBusiness #Brewery #ShopLocal

https://biguglybrewing.com/

Making the best products in the world is only the first step — you also have to get them to your customers. When you bri...
08/16/2021

Making the best products in the world is only the first step — you also have to get them to your customers. When you bring your business to Chesapeake, you’ll have unparalleled access to all markets on the East Coast and across the globe. Psst — the Norfolk International Airport (ORF) and Chesapeake Regional Airport (KCPK) are both only a 20-minute drive away. ✈️ #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward #ChesapeakeVA #Virginia #Chesapeake

Making the best products in the world is only the first step — you also have to get them to your customers. When you bring your business to Chesapeake, you’ll have unparalleled access to all markets on the East Coast and across the globe. Psst — the Norfolk International Airport (ORF) and Chesapeake Regional Airport (KCPK) are both only a 20-minute drive away. ✈️ #EconomicDevelopment #FindYourWayForward #ChesapeakeVA #Virginia #Chesapeake

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In the past two years the Chesapeake, VA business community invested more than $493 million and created 2,464 new jobs. As one of the country’s 100 largest cities, this city has all the features businesses are looking for: talent, infrastructure, location – plus one more – an eagerness to do what’s right. If you’re looking to start, expand or locate a business, get to know Chesapeake, VA. Our community is ready to get started. Are you?

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