Norfolk Department of Development

Norfolk Department of Development Visit our website at http://www.norfolkdevelopment.com.

Our mission is to generate wealth for the City of Norfolk through business expansion, enhancement, and new business development complementary to our neighborhoods.

Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week is back! Starting Monday, January 15, you'll be able to find deals on meals throughout ...
01/12/2024

Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week is back! Starting Monday, January 15, you'll be able to find deals on meals throughout Downtown Norfolk. Over 20 restaurants are participating this year.

This year, three new restaurants are joining the lineup. Try dishes from Mermaid Winery, CM Chicken and Zinnia.

Restaurant Week in Downtown Norfolk is January 15-21, 2024. Participating restaurants and menus coming soon.

What does "New Year, New Me" mean for you in 2024? Possibly a new job? In this article, our NorfolkWorks leader Terry Ri...
01/12/2024

What does "New Year, New Me" mean for you in 2024? Possibly a new job? In this article, our NorfolkWorks leader Terry Richards lays out steps to make that happen for you.

When building a resume, experts say it matters which font you use and the qualifications you highlight. Norfolk Works, a free job resource & career center, helps people make resumes and apply to jobs

❗️FRIENDLY REMINDER! Workshops are now in session🎬Please encourage business owners in Norfolk to attend a workshop. Thes...
01/11/2024

❗️FRIENDLY REMINDER! Workshops are now in session🎬

Please encourage business owners in Norfolk to attend a workshop. These grants are especially beneficial to the small businesses culture in our city, and we don't want anyone to miss out on the opportunity!

Email [email protected] with any questions.

Facade Improvement Grant What is the Facade Improvement Grant? Norfolk’s new Façade Improvement Grant was created in partnership with the business community to revitalize urban commercial corridors and uplift the...

01/08/2024

New Year, New Guide 🧜‍♀️ Our 2024 City Guide is out now! You can grab a copy from our Visitors Information Center, request a copy to be mailed to you or view it digitally on our website. Go to the link in our bio to read it now 📖

Norfolk Business owners!! Come to a workshop to learn all the details of the final round of our Facade Improvement Grant...
12/28/2023

Norfolk Business owners!! Come to a workshop to learn all the details of the final round of our Facade Improvement Grant. $$$$

Amounts of $25,000 for building tenants and $50,000 are being offered in this competitive grant to improve your business.

Facade Improvement Grant What is the Facade Improvement Grant? Norfolk’s new Façade Improvement Grant was created in partnership with the business community to revitalize urban commercial corridors and uplift the...

‼️It's time for the 3rd and FINAL round of the Facade Improvement Grant! Get ready by carefully reading through the atta...
12/27/2023

‼️It's time for the 3rd and FINAL round of the Facade Improvement Grant! Get ready by carefully reading through the attached information. Please reach out to us with any questions.

Application portal opens at 8:00 am on Monday, January 15th.

Norfolk Business Owners - Learn more about potential Enterprise Zone benefits by filling out our interest form! You may ...
12/18/2023

Norfolk Business Owners - Learn more about potential Enterprise Zone benefits by filling out our interest form! You may be eligible to qualify for tax relief, permit fees, and more.

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Cardinal Skate Shop, with the help of Downtown Norfolk Council, is hosting a festive celebration of 20 years in business...
12/14/2023

Cardinal Skate Shop, with the help of Downtown Norfolk Council, is hosting a festive celebration of 20 years in business and 5 years in the NEON District! 🎉

On Friday, December 15, from 6-10pm there will be a photo exhibition displaying generations of Hampton Roads skateboarding, drinks available all night, and raffles for shop goods with the donation of one canned food item, benefitting the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. Come out and enjoy a wheel-y good time! 🤣 🥂🌨️

Cardinal Skate Shop Anniversary Jam and Photo Show | Downtown Norfolk

Onshore work begins for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project
12/06/2023

Onshore work begins for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project

Work is now underway to lay down the path, energy will travel, that's being produced from Dominion's Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.

We are proud to announce that Sean M. Washington has been selected as the Director of Economic Development, leading the ...
11/29/2023

We are proud to announce that Sean M. Washington has been selected as the Director of Economic Development, leading the charge for our team! Sean has served as Interim Director since August 2022, and has been with the department since June 2017.

“Norfolk is a thriving community today thanks in large part to economic development efforts that have already occurred. We’ve worked hard to secure new businesses, additional jobs and the benefits such investment bring to our residents and visitors,” said Norfolk City Manager Pat Roberts. “Looking forward, Sean’s business acumen, expertise and familiarity with all of the advantages Norfolk offers to both incumbent and prospective business partners uniquely position him to help us author the next chapters in Norfolk’s economic success story. I can’t wait to see what comes next from Sean and his team.”

Congratulations, Sean.
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Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!!!
11/27/2023

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!!!

Our Executive Internship Program is designed to give students the opportunity to gain practical work experience, develop a professional network, and apply knowledge gained in the classroom. Interns are placed in a department that best fits their field of study and career interest.

📆 Registration deadline: Jan. 12, 2024
➡️ Apply at www.norfolk.gov/NEL

11/15/2023
11/03/2023

Appreciate Norfolk's beautiful fall weather with us in 2023.

Arguably one of the best times of year to visit Norfolk, fall means weather that's just right, sunny days and brisk, cozy evenings and a ramped up festival season. We’ve put together some local fall activities and Norfolk to add to your bucket list!

Now that Halloween is over, it's time to get in the holiday spirit! Come out to the Holiday Kickoff at Mary Barnett Gift...
11/02/2023

Now that Halloween is over, it's time to get in the holiday spirit! Come out to the Holiday Kickoff at Mary Barnett Gifts & Decorative Accessories this Sunday! 1pm-5pm at 4122 Granby Street in Riverview Village Norfolk.

Riverview Village is one of two focus areas for this pilot phase of our Commercial Corridor Program. The surge of new development and activities happening in the district is amazing to see and we aren't stopping any time soon! We encourage all of you to kick off their holiday season in Riverview's vibrant and refreshing atmosphere with us. 🎁🎊 See you there?

Meet Gypsea Roots Collective! A safe space for Norfolk residents looking for relaxation, healing, creativity, empowermen...
11/02/2023

Meet Gypsea Roots Collective! A safe space for Norfolk residents looking for relaxation, healing, creativity, empowerment, and growth. They offer a range of services to their customers - all things wellness! Located at Bousch St #200 in the NEON District, SB and Jen go above and beyond and they're love for the City of Norfolk is clear. Stop by and say hello, you'll be happy you did.

Join us this Saturday! AIA Hampton Roads has chosen Park Place in the City of Norfolk as the location for their very fir...
11/01/2023

Join us this Saturday! AIA Hampton Roads has chosen Park Place in the City of Norfolk as the location for their very first Pop-up Community Park! This event is open to the public and built completely by local architects. There will be food, music, games, and family activities going on all day. We hope to see you there!

Join us on Thursday, October 26th from 9:00am - 12:00pm for a Hampton Roads construction Hiring Expo! On the spot interv...
10/16/2023

Join us on Thursday, October 26th from 9:00am - 12:00pm for a Hampton Roads construction Hiring Expo! On the spot interviews will be taking place for multiple positions, as well on-the-job training opportunities! Location is at the Virginia Career Works Business Services Center in Norfolk.

Created in partnership with Virginia Department of Transportation, HRBT Expansion Project, Hampton Roads Connector Partners - HRCP, Hampton Roads Workforce Council.

10/13/2023

The City of Norfolk Government is proud to receive the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Secretary's Award for the second year in a row, in recognition of our efforts in recruiting, hiring, and retaining Virginia veterans and military spouses. This award is made possible by Military Affairs Liaison, Len Remias, and his excellent work with the Hire Vets Now Fellowship program.

If you are a transitioning service member, consider gaining work experience for your next career with us!
www.norfolk.gov/5022/Hire-Vets-Now-Fellowship-Program

For more information on the V3 program, please visit: www.dvsV3.com

Recap last week's VMA International Trade Symposium with our Business Development Manager Mia Byrd! We'll see you next y...
10/12/2023

Recap last week's VMA International Trade Symposium with our Business Development Manager Mia Byrd! We'll see you next year! 😉

Join Virginia Maritime Association at the East Coast's Premier Conference on Shipping, Ports, Logistics, and Trade on October 9-10, 2024

10/06/2023
10/03/2023
Another great opporunity for Norfolk businesses is here! Applications are currently open to any early-stage, growth-mind...
09/28/2023

Another great opporunity for Norfolk businesses is here! Applications are currently open to any early-stage, growth-minded entrepreneur to join the founder community at 757 Startup Studios. Members get rent free tenancy for 6 months, access to in house ecosystem resources, world class amenities, weekly check-in meetings, and more.

Learn more about the program and apply today on their website. Application deadline is October 30th.
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757 Startup Studios is the hub for innovation and entrepreneurship in Hampton Roads. We provide a space to build companies, create connections, and reduce obstacles for early-stage founders.

*ANNOUNCEMENT* Round 2 of the Facade Improvement Grant opens October 16th! Applicants must attend at least one mandatory...
09/22/2023

*ANNOUNCEMENT* Round 2 of the Facade Improvement Grant opens October 16th! Applicants must attend at least one mandatory workshop in order to be eligible for consideration. See all upcoming dates below.

Earlier this week, our team graciously accepted an Excellence in Economic Development award for a video that features ou...
09/21/2023

Earlier this week, our team graciously accepted an Excellence in Economic Development award for a video that features our WeldNow Training Program from International Economic Development Council!👏

The video, beautifully crafted by City of Norfolk’s Marketing and Communications team, highlights opportunities and impacts that this 6-week training program provides to our community members, with inspirational testimonies from participants and program coordinators. It communicates one of the core elements of our department’s vision - being a trusted leader and partner for our community by providing equitable opporunities for all. 💪

Check out the video here!

A new mobile welding lab has arrived in Norfolk! Norfolk Works partnered with Tidewater Community College and inaugural host Lyon Shipyard to spark up an exc...

09/18/2023
Calling all contractors! 📣 The City of Norfolk's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, in partnership with the Pur...
09/11/2023

Calling all contractors! 📣 The City of Norfolk's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, in partnership with the Purchasing Department, is hosting a Construction Vendor Fair this Friday, September 15th. The vendor fair will take place at Titustown Recreation Center from 9am - 1pm.

This is a great opportunity to meet with city departments, learn about upcoming project opportunities, and network with various contractors and City partners. 🏗🧱

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/construction-vendor-fair-tickets-687481625047?aff=oddtdtcreator

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999 Waterside Drive, Suite 2430
Norfolk, VA
23510

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

+17576644338

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