Hampton Roads Executive Roundtable

Hampton Roads Executive Roundtable Mission: To improve the trajectory of the region's economic growth and competitiveness.
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Reinvent Hampton Roads is a 501(c)(3) community leadership initiative focused on generating high-paying, satisfying jobs to underpin a vibrant economy. We serve as Region 5’s support organization for GO VA a Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunit

Wishing you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season from all of us at the Hampton Roads Executive Roundtable. May th...
12/23/2023

Wishing you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season from all of us at the Hampton Roads Executive Roundtable.

May this festive time bring you moments of reflection, joy, and shared celebrations. Happy Holidays! 🎄

GO Virginia's nine regions each have a strategic Economic Growth and Diversification Plan guiding its development goals....
12/21/2023

GO Virginia's nine regions each have a strategic Economic Growth and Diversification Plan guiding its development goals.

Region 5's plan emphasizes diversification in these key industries:

-Advanced Manufacturing
-Uncrewed Systems and Aerospace
-Cybersecurity/Data Analytics/Mod-Sim
-Life Sciences
-Clean Energy
-Logistics/Port Operations/Warehousing
-Shipbuilding and Repair
-Water Technologies

To learn more about our 2023 Economic Growth & Diversification Plan visit our website here: https://ecs.page.link/rwFPG


Data science applications and innovation activities are ramping up in Hampton Roads.  Read more about the report on our ...
12/16/2023

Data science applications and innovation activities are ramping up in Hampton Roads.

Read more about the report on our website: https://ecs.page.link/rwFPG

12/14/2023

In this video with the Hampton Roads Transit, our President and CEO explains the journey that led to the establishment of 'The Roundtable' in 2023.

GO (Growth and Opportunity) Virginia is an initiative with a clear mission: to create more higher-paying jobs by fosteri...
12/12/2023

GO (Growth and Opportunity) Virginia is an initiative with a clear mission: to create more higher-paying jobs by fostering collaboration among business, education, and government.

Let's embrace this collaborative effort to fuel economic growth in every corner of Virginia!

Nancy Grden, our President & CEO, has extensive leadership and innovation experience across the corporate, start-up, hig...
12/09/2023

Nancy Grden, our President & CEO, has extensive leadership and innovation experience across the corporate, start-up, higher education, and public sectors. She sees our region's unique assets as a true competitive advantage.

Learn more about our impactful initiatives by visiting our website. https://ecs.page.link/rwFPG

Life Sciences Virginia is a GO Virginia grant awarded to Regions 4 & 5.  The goal of the Life Sciences Virginia grant is...
12/07/2023

Life Sciences Virginia is a GO Virginia grant awarded to Regions 4 & 5.

The goal of the Life Sciences Virginia grant is to create a talent pipeline of Virginia students who choose to focus on life science studies and careers, explicitly including minority and under-represented students.

Here are some pictures showing the students attending an insightful seminar at LifeNet Health in Virgina Beach.

This grant opens doors to endless possibilities, fostering collaboration and empowering the next generation of life sciences leaders.

Congratulations to Fugro on the recent expansion of their Norfolk-based office!Following Governor Youngkin's announcemen...
12/07/2023

Congratulations to Fugro on the recent expansion of their Norfolk-based office!

Following Governor Youngkin's announcement in June, this event marked a significant milestone, positioning Fugro as a global leader in geo-data for offshore wind.

The creation of 15 new jobs through their Americas Center of Expertise will have a lasting impact on the Norfolk, VA area.


🌐 Exciting News! The Hampton Roads Executive Roundtable is happy to announce the launch of our new website: http://round...
12/05/2023

🌐 Exciting News! The Hampton Roads Executive Roundtable is happy to announce the launch of our new website: http://roundtablehr.org/

Visit our website today to stay informed, engaged, and connected.

The Hampton Roads Executive Roundtable is the result of a merger of Reinvent Hampton Roads and Hampton Roads Business Ro...
12/01/2023

The Hampton Roads Executive Roundtable is the result of a merger of Reinvent Hampton Roads and Hampton Roads Business Roundtable.

Visit our website for insights into our impactful initiatives and follow us for the latest updates.

http://roundtablehr.org/

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07/15/2022

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Join us for on Tuesday, July 19, to hear from our esteemed panelists on critical areas that will impact American competitiveness including economic security, innovation, and scientific research. Register now: https://uscc.foundation/3QJ2l0N

What is CEDS? Click below to find out!
07/15/2022

What is CEDS?
Click below to find out!

So, what is a CEDS?

Learn about the four main elements of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy ( ) on EDA's website: www.eda.gov/ceds/content

Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Over $10 Million in Grants to Enhance Workforce, Entrepreneurial, and Site Development...
07/01/2022

Governor Glenn Youngkin Announces Over $10 Million in Grants to Enhance Workforce, Entrepreneurial, and Site Development

Hampton Roads Economic Development Sites Readiness: Phase II | $3,751,545

Region 5: County of Southampton and the City of Chesapeake Virginia Economic Development : The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission will complete due diligence work recommended by earlier studies for three sites in Region 5, totaling over 289 acres. Funding will accelerate the development of these sites to Tier 4, assist in promoting the availability of shovel-ready sites to prospective businesses and help create higher paying jobs in the Hampton Roads region.

Maritime Entry-to-Employment Training (MEET) | $1,099,527
Region 5: City of Suffolk, VA - Municipal Government and the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and Norfolk
Maritime Entry-to-Employment Training (MEET) will build an online training delivery platform in three maritime trades courses in sheet metal fabrication, pipefitting, welding and entry-level Fiber Optic Technician training through a partnership with New College Institute. This project will train 390 students within three years and over 700 in five years.
https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/news-releases/2022/june/name-936356-en.html

Norfolk, Virginia — The GO VA Region 5 Council is pleased to announce the appointment of the following new members:Sally...
07/01/2022

Norfolk, Virginia — The GO VA Region 5 Council is pleased to announce the appointment of the following new members:
Sally Hartman, SVP, Riverside Health
The Honorable Douglas Pons, City of Williamsburg
Lynn Taylor, CPA, President, Zel Technologies
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06/23/2022

Collaboration in began in Hampton Roads! years ago!

Commonwealth Breaks Ground on Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Demonstration Project
Onshore construction is the first step toward the project’s 2020 completion goal

“The Virginia offshore wind demonstration project is another powerful example of the Commonwealth’s position as a leader in renewable energy,” said Governor Northam. “As the first deployment of commercial-scale offshore wind turbines in federal waters, I am thrilled that Virginia’s project will help determine best practices for future offshore wind construction along the East Coast.” https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2019/july/headline-841382-en.html

Jim Spore to Retire After Six Years as First and Only President & CEO of Reinvent Hampton RoadsBusiness and Education Le...
04/28/2022

Jim Spore to Retire After Six Years as First and Only President & CEO of Reinvent Hampton Roads

Business and Education Leader Nancy L. Grden Appointed as New President & CEO
Jim Spore, who was city manager of Virginia Beach for 24 years before becoming the charter President & CEO of Reinvent Hampton Roads (RHR), will retire June 15 after six years with the start-up regional economic development organization. The RHR Board of Directors has elected Nancy L. Grden, Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Maritime Collaborative for Growth & Innovation
(HRMC) and Associate Vice President of Old Dominion University’s Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, as new President & CEO. Spore will continue in an advisory role through mid-August. Visit https://www.reinventhr.org/?p=3589 to read full press release.

04/21/2022
“The ‘Build to Scale’ program has a proven track record of fueling innovation and tech-based economic development by bui...
04/14/2022

“The ‘Build to Scale’ program has a proven track record of fueling innovation and tech-based economic development by building strong entrepreneurial ecosystems and providing startups with access to capital,” said Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Alejandra Y. Castillo. “EDA looks forward to reviewing this year’s applications and learning more about regional strategies to build equitable economic opportunities that will lead to tomorrow’s industry-leading companies.”

| U.S. Department of Commerce launches $45 million funding opportunity to invest in regional economies and strengthen scalable startups.

Press release: https://bit.ly/36cdwN4

PASSED:  SB 28 (Marsden) - Economic development; Virginia Business Ready Sites Program Fund created. Establishes the Vir...
04/08/2022

PASSED:
SB 28 (Marsden) - Economic development; Virginia Business Ready Sites Program Fund created. Establishes the Virginia Business Ready Sites Program Fund (the Fund), to be administered by the Governor and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority in order to provide grants on a competitive basis to political subdivisions to prepare sites for industrial or commercial development. The bill repeals existing law that created the Major Employment and Investment Project Site Planning Grant Fund and provides that any remaining funds would be allocated to the Fund. The bill also authorizes grants from the Virginia Brownfields Restoration and Economic Redevelopment Assistance Fund for site remediation and requires the prioritization of sites with potential for redevelopment and economic benefits to the surrounding community. https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/news-releases/2022/april/name-930914-en.html

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04/08/2022

EDA prioritizes economic development projects that build economic resilience to and long-term recovery from economic shocks such as the pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis.

Learn more about our efforts in the U.S. Department of Commerce's Strategic Plan: https://bit.ly/3KhMTVX

04/07/2022
04/05/2022

VEDP’s President and CEO Jason El Koubi spoke with John Newby, the CEO of Virginia Bio, the nonprofit statewide trade association that serves and promotes the life sciences industry in the Commonwealth. Listen as they discuss recent life sciences success stories in the Commonwealth and Virginia Bio’s efforts to grow the industry, including the recently announced industry hub, Virginia Bio-Connect: https://hubs.ly/Q017jsGq0

04/04/2022

Have you heard of the Community Leadership Partners? They are a giving circle of the community foundation. Members enjoy learning about local needs and combining their resources to tackle them.

The application for their 2022 grants is now open! 📆 Deadline to apply is May 23.

→ Learn more: bit.ly/CLPGrantDetails

04/04/2022
04/04/2022

It's official: Farm Fresh is back, Poquoson!

Thank you to all of the customers and community members who have helped make our Grand Opening day a success so far. If you haven't stopped by already, we're open until 10pm.

EXODUS: HOMECOMING Inspired by conversations with the community and the inherited Exodus narrative, this funny and thoug...
04/01/2022

EXODUS: HOMECOMING
Inspired by conversations with the community and the inherited Exodus narrative, this funny and thought-provoking drama reimagines the 7 cities as an intergenerational family and explores the hidden (and not so hidden) struggles of , and how the cities are trying to work together as they reckon with a rich and complex regional history.

Open rehearsals for "EXODUS: Homecoming" start next week! RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inheiritance-project-open-rehearsal-tickets-302987793647
We can't wait to see you there!

Learn how to determine which of your unique skills and life experiences can launch your business and take your career to...
03/29/2022

Learn how to determine which of your unique skills and life experiences can launch your business and take your career to the next level.
SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../vip-listen-learn-feat...

Don't forget! Join us this Thursday, March 31 at 6 p.m. and learn from a local veteran who took the tech skills he learned in the military to a new level. Now, Michael Feggans owns a national cybersecurity and workforce development consulting company!

Learn how to determine which of your unique skills and life experiences can launch your business and take your career to the next level.

SIGN UP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vip-listen-learn-feat-michael-feggans-tickets-300805737057

"Workers with jobs that can be done from home who are choosing to go into their workplace cite preference and productivi...
03/28/2022

"Workers with jobs that can be done from home who are choosing to go into their workplace cite preference and productivity as major reasons why they rarely or never work from home. Six-in-ten of these workers say a major reason they rarely or never work from home is that they prefer working at their workplace, and a similar share (61%) cite feeling more productive at their workplace as a major reason. Relatively few say major reasons for working in-person are that they don’t have the proper space or resources at home (21%), that there are more opportunities for advancement if they’re at their workplace (14%) or that they feel pressure from their supervisor or co-workers to be there (9%)".-Pew Research https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2022/02/16/covid-19-pandemic-continues-to-reshape-work-in-america/

Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, roughly six-in-ten U.S. workers who say their jobs can mainly be done from home (59%) are working from home all or most of the time.

03/18/2022

Want to know what's happening with the local economy? Check out what our Chief Economist thinks. Greg Grootendorst gave the HRPDC an update on the region's economy at the March 2022 meeting. Check out the presentation at the attached link.

https://www.hrpdcva.gov/uploads/docs/031722%20PDC%2009_Presentation%202022%20Hampton%20Roads%20Economic%20Update.pdf

03/15/2022

Whether you’re a daily transit commuter or just the occasional weekend transit traveler, the Tide extension will provide greater access for everyone to areas around Norfolk, like the Military Circle Redevelopment area and the growing Sentara campus. Would you take the Tide to Military Circle to work, play or eat? Let us know – join the discussion, share your thoughts online at www.navalstationnorfolktransit.com

03/11/2022

Join us on April 15 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott to celebrate our President & CEO as he receives the Lenora Mathews...
03/09/2022

Join us on April 15 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott to celebrate our President & CEO as he receives the Lenora Mathews Lifetime Achievement Award. go to https://www.volunteerhr.org/hrvaa/sponsor to register to attend or become a sponsor!

Join us in congratulating Reinvent Hampton Roads CEO Jim Spore for being named the 2022 Lenora Mathews Lifetime Achievement Award winner!

Jim believes volunteerism elevates all in a caring community. His many leadership positions in area nonprofits demonstrate his full on commitment to this belief. As CEO of Reinvent Hampton Roads, Jim actively participates on numerous boards including the Tidewater Community College Real Estate Foundation, CIVIC Leadership Institute, The Zeiders American Dream Theater, Hospice House of Hampton Roads, United Way of South Hampton Roads, Hampton Roads Chamber, Hampton Roads Alliance, RVA 757 Connects, and the Maritime Industrial Base Ecosystem Strategy Board.

Help us thank Jim for his time, enthusiasm and efforts to make Hampton Roads a thriving and caring community in which to live and work. To join us in person at the Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement Awards visit volunteerhr.org/hrvaa

03/03/2022

Did you know the Naval Station Norfolk Transit Corridor Project is evaluating expanding the Tide to the Military Circle Redevelopment area? The Military Circle Redevelopment Area is on the cusp of transforming into a major regional activity center. Norfolk’s Economic Development Authority purchased much of the Military Circle site with the goal to redevelop the area into a thriving walkable district to support an inclusive, healthy, and sustainable mixed-use community! Join the discussion, get started at www.navalstationnorfolktransit.com.

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