Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development

Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development The official page for the City of Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development. The Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development is charged with expanding and diversifying the tax base and employment opportunities for the city through business development.

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11/04/2020
GM24: Offshore wind opportunities off Virginia

All you need to know about Virginia's great offshore wind opportunities is here. We were delighted to participate in this virtual session at Global Offshore Wind 2020, with Dominion Energy, Avangrid, VEDP and The Alliance.
https://vimeo.com/472757303/077ad32219 #GOW2020 #offshorewind #renewables

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10/30/2020

Today, the Virginia Beach Development Authority hosted its 13th Annual Business Appreciation Golf tournament. The proceeds will go to the 16 families of the victims from the May 31st tragedy. Thank you to all the sponsors and players for participating.

The portal is open again. Applications for Round 3 CARES Act Business Assistance are being accepted through November 2nd...
10/16/2020
COVID-19 Resources :: Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development

The portal is open again. Applications for Round 3 CARES Act Business Assistance are being accepted through November 2nd. https://www.yesvirginiabeach.com/resources/Pages/COVID-19-Resources.aspx

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has hit the nation is creating concern for our economy here in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and worldwide.​ There are national, state, and local resources available to businesses and employees. This page is continually updated as new information becomes avai...

Governor Ralph Northam announced that Premium-PPE, a manufacturer of masks and personal protective equipment, will inves...
10/10/2020
News Article :: Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development

Governor Ralph Northam announced that Premium-PPE, a manufacturer of masks and personal protective equipment, will invest $5.25 million for additional equipment to increase manufacturing capacity and expand its operation in the City of Virginia Beach. As part of this expansion, the company will create 180 new jobs. https://www.yesvirginiabeach.com/media/pages/article.aspx?release=368

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (October 8, 2020) — Today Governor Ralph Northam announced that Premium-PPE, a manufacturer of masks and personal protective equipment, will invest $5.25 million for additional equipment to increase manufacturing capacity and expand its operation in the City of Virginia Beach. A...

The portal is open again. Applications for the CARES Act Business Assistance are being accepted through October 12th. ht...
10/01/2020
COVID-19 Resources :: Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development

The portal is open again. Applications for the CARES Act Business Assistance are being accepted through October 12th. https://www.yesvirginiabeach.com/resources/Pages/COVID-19-Resources.aspx

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has hit the nation is creating concern for our economy here in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and worldwide.​ There are national, state, and local resources available to businesses and employees. This page is continually updated as new information becomes avai...

The CARES Act Business Assistance portal is open again. Applications are being accepted through October 12th. https://ww...
09/24/2020
COVID-19 Resources :: Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development

The CARES Act Business Assistance portal is open again. Applications are being accepted through October 12th. https://www.yesvirginiabeach.com/resources/Pages/COVID-19-Resources.aspx

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has hit the nation is creating concern for our economy here in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and worldwide.​ There are national, state, and local resources available to businesses and employees. This page is continually updated as new information becomes avai...

As part of our offshore wind activity, we are delighted to be sponsoring the UK's SNS2020 virtual Energy Conference Sept...
09/17/2020

As part of our offshore wind activity, we are delighted to be sponsoring the UK's SNS2020 virtual Energy Conference September 16-17. We are hosting a US-themed Round Table and look forward to talking with British companies about how they can help build the offshore wind industry in Virginia Beach.

The Virginia Beach Development Authority is proud to announce the 13​th Annual Business Appreciation Golf Tournament Oct...
09/16/2020
Golf Tournament :: Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development

The Virginia Beach Development Authority is proud to announce the 13​th Annual Business Appreciation Golf Tournament October 30, 2020 at the Virginia Beach National Golf Club (2500 Tournament Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456)​.

This year the proceeds from the tournament will go to the families of the victims from the May 31st tragedy.

Registration deadline is October 25, 2020. For further information, please go to:
https://www.yesvirginiabeach.com/about-us/Pages/golf-tournament.aspx

The Golf event is a lead-in to the Commonwealth of Virginia's Business Appreciation Week, which is typically celebrated annually during May or June to recognize the invaluable contributions that Virginia Beach businesses make to support our excellent economy and high quality of life. 

As part of our offshore wind activity, we are delighted to be sponsoring the UK's SNS2020 virtual Energy Conference. We ...
09/11/2020

As part of our offshore wind activity, we are delighted to be sponsoring the UK's SNS2020 virtual Energy Conference. We are hosting a US-themed Round Table and look forward to talking with British companies about how they can help build the offshore wind industry in Virginia Beach.

Last week,  Acorn Health held a grand opening event in its new Virginia Beach facility. Mayor Dyer was in attendance for...
09/01/2020

Last week, Acorn Health held a grand opening event in its new Virginia Beach facility. Mayor Dyer was in attendance for the ribbon-cutting celebration.

Gather is officially open!The company hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their new Virginia Beach location at Town Cent...
08/28/2020

Gather is officially open!

The company hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their new Virginia Beach location at Town Center. Gather members, Virginia Beach Economic Development staff and friends joined as Doug White, Gather Founding Partner and Mayor Bobby Dyer cut the ribbon and celebrated Gather’s official opening.

The new location will offer 28,000 square feet of offices, conference rooms, and coworking space. #gather757

To encourage businesses to continue their operations and help mitigate the negative impacts of the pandemic, the City ha...
08/26/2020
[City of Virginia Beach] CARES Act Business Assistance Application

To encourage businesses to continue their operations and help mitigate the negative impacts of the pandemic, the City has established a system to award monetary grants to assist businesses with costs incurred during the pandemic. These grants are intended to provide immediate financial relief for expenses already incurred by the businesses and is funded trough an allocation of the Coronavirus Relief Funds provided through the Federal CARES Act.

Applications will be accepted only via the City of Virginia Beach Online Portal (please use Google Chrome for completing the application) and will be processed in the order received. Applications will be accepted until September 11, 2020. At the conclusion of the application period, grants will be awarded through a lottery system until either December 31, 2020 or all available funding is expended. https://vbforms.seamlessdocs.com/f/5ozjhyya75a7

The City of Virginia Beach recognizes that small businesses are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To encourage businesses to continue their operations and help mitigate the negative impacts of the pandemic, the City has established a system to award monetary grants to assist businesses with c...

Each year, Inside Business recognizes companies and organizations in Hampton Roads as Top Workplaces. This year 30 compa...
08/19/2020
Top Workplaces | Inside Business

Each year, Inside Business recognizes companies and organizations in Hampton Roads as Top Workplaces. This year 30 companies have been recognized based solely on surveys completed by their employees. Meet the 12 Virginia Beach companies with the highest ratings from their employees:
360 IT Partners
Atlantic Bay Mortgage
Buzz Franchise Brand
Endurance IT
GroundWorks
Klett Consulting
Priority Title & Escrow
Prosper Insurance
Support Services of Virginia
The Breeden Company
The Franklin Johnston Group
Tidewater Mortgage Services
https://topworkplaces.com/publication/hamptonroads/

Inside Business has recognized 30 Companies and Organizations in Hampton Roads as Top Workplaces for 2020. These companies have been recognized based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees.Top Workplaces are not only better places to work but are more likely to be....

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) will award more than $5.5 ...
08/13/2020
Governor Northam Announces GO Virginia Funding to Support Economic Recovery, Regional Workforce Development, and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) will award more than $5.5 million to support projects that will help address economic and public health challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/august/headline-859900-en.html

Governor Ralph Northam, 73rd Governor of Virginia

Governor Northam proclaimed August 9-15, 2020 as AMERICAN WIND WEEK. American Wind Week is an annual celebration of Amer...
08/11/2020
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam - Proclamation

Governor Northam proclaimed August 9-15, 2020 as AMERICAN WIND WEEK.
American Wind Week is an annual celebration of America’s accomplishments in advancing wind energy and recognizing the benefits wind brings to communities across the U.S. This year marks the Fourth Annual American Wind Week and what better way to kick off the new decade than highlighting Virginia’s major wind energy accomplishments that are powering the Commonwealth’s economy into the future! https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/proclamations/proclamation/american-wind-week.html

Governor Ralph Northam, 73rd Governor of Virginia

08/06/2020

Welcome to Gather: the second coworking/shared office space in Town Center.
If you are looking for a shared office/coworking space in Town Center, we have two options now: Gather and Town Center Office Suites. Both of these space solutions are a perfect fit for entrepreneurs, small businesses, startups or professionals who travel a lot and need a temporary space to work.

Congratulations G2Ops, Inc.!The Women Presidents' Organization (WPO), in collaboration with American Express, ranked G2 ...
08/04/2020
50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned and -Led Companies Honored

Congratulations G2Ops, Inc.!

The Women Presidents' Organization (WPO), in collaboration with American Express, ranked G2 Ops, Inc. #25/50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies in 2019. The companies on this year's 50 Fastest list span a range of industries, including healthcare, technology, and consulting. Every member of our team and business partners contribute to our success. We look forward to serving each other and our customers with excellence. Read the full article here: http://ow.ly/rwcf50ANGYt

/PRNewswire/ -- The Women Presidents' Organization (WPO), in collaboration with American Express, today released the 13th annual ranking of the 50...

Recently three Landstown High School Seniors partnered with a local defense contractor to build an underwater robot with...
08/03/2020

Recently three Landstown High School Seniors partnered with a local defense contractor to build an underwater robot with functioning sonar. In attendance were representatives from City Council, Economic Development, School Board, the General Assembly, and an engineer from STIHL. Programs like this highlight the strong relationship that Virginia Beach Public Schools have invested in by partnering with the business community to champion critical workforce development initiatives.

LATITUDE CLIMBING AND FITNESS IS COMING SOON!Looking forward to Fall? In a few short months, Latitude Climbing and Fitne...
07/29/2020
Climbing. Yoga. Fitness. Fun for the whole Family | Latitude Climbing

LATITUDE CLIMBING AND FITNESS IS COMING SOON!

Looking forward to Fall? In a few short months, Latitude Climbing and Fitness will be opening their brand new rock climbing, yoga, and fitness facility in Town Center's Pembroke Mall! Locally owned and operated, Latitude was founded by Virginia Beach and Norfolk residents who introduced rock climbing to Norfolk in 2018 with their bouldering facility at 1830 Lindsay Avenue. Now, 2 years later, the Pembroke Mall location will boast state of the art 55' tall walls, which will include top roping, lead climbing, bouldering, autobelays, and a speed wall. The facility also hosts a variety of fitness classes, including yoga and HIIT fitness classes on Rogue equipment. With a dedicated kids area featuring a bright orange spiral slide, this location is sure to be a hot spot for birthday parties and family outings. Memberships for adults starts is $75/month or $130/month for couples. Members receive unlimited access to fitness classes and also receive access to both facilities. Day pass visitors are welcome as well! www.latitudeclimbing.com

Hampton Roads' premier rock climbing and fitness center in Norfolk with a second location opening in Virginia Beach in 2020. 45+ 5 Star Reviews.

Gather Virginia Beach, the third Gather coworkinglocation in the Hampton Roads region, will open its doors on Wednesday,...
07/28/2020

Gather Virginia Beach, the third Gather coworking
location in the Hampton Roads region, will open its doors on Wednesday, July 29. The location occupies over 28,000 square feet on the third floor of block 3 in Town Center of Virginia Beach at Independence Boulevard and Central Park Avenue.

07/28/2020

ViBe CREATIVE DISTRICT WELCOMES PIXELATED BOUTIQUE

After launching last year, the 22-year-old owner, Vy Do, will now expand Pixelated Boutique to its first location. In a few words, the boutique embodies the modern bohemian, casual beach-living lifestyle with an eclectic twist. “We’re not only selling ‘clothes’, we want to provide customers with a unique experience when they step foot into our store,” said Do. “When talking about available spaces in ViBe, we didn’t expect the pandemic and everything to shut things down. It’s a big risk opening a storefront during the pandemic, but we just had to go for it and try.” The boutique is clean, modern, and full of natural lighting, combining warm tones with bright dynamic colors and lots of natural wood. Here, you can find must-have pieces that are truly different for special occasions but also basics that are staples to every wardrobe and gifts and goods that were handmade both locally and from across the globe. They are constantly looking for unique brands and makers, and hope to support small and local artists, crafters, and artisans by giving them a bigger platform to showcase their work on their website and at their coming storefront.

Will be open for business in September with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Stay tuned!.

The Commonwealth is launching a new grant program for small businesses and nonprofits called Rebuild VA. The program wil...
07/27/2020
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam - Rebuild Virginia Grant Fund

The Commonwealth is launching a new grant program for small businesses and nonprofits called Rebuild VA. The program will provide grants of up to 3 times the applicant’s average monthly eligible expenses up to a maximum award of $10,000. The application will become available on August 10, 2020. More details about the program, including eligibility criteria, may be found here: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/rebuildva/.

Governor Ralph Northam, 73rd Governor of Virginia

This week Governor Ralph Northam announced that Acoustical Sheetmetal Company (ASC), a manufacturer of sound attenuating...
07/17/2020
News Article :: Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development

This week Governor Ralph Northam announced that Acoustical Sheetmetal Company (ASC), a manufacturer of sound attenuating and weather protective enclosures for on-site power generation equipment, will invest $15.8 million to expand its operation in the City of Virginia Beach. The company, which operates three facilities in Virginia Beach, will add a 100,000-square-foot facility to increase production. Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina and South Carolina for the project, which will create 200 new jobs.

https://www.yesvirginiabeach.com/media/pages/article.aspx?release=357

Richmond - Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Acoustical Sheetmetal Company (ASC), a manufacturer of sound attenuating and weather protective enclosures for on-site power generation equipment, will invest $15.8 million to expand its operation in the City of Virginia Beach. The company, wh...

As part of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Pilot Project two wind turbines were recently installed on the ocean floor...
06/29/2020
Northam to tour offshore wind project off Virginia Beach, sign legislation on Monday

As part of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Pilot Project two wind turbines were recently installed on the ocean floor 27 miles off Virginia Beach, and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in Virginia Beach this morning to tour the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Pilot Project and sign legislation on renewable energy. https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/virginia-beach/northam-to-tour-offshore-wind-project-off-virginia-beach-sign-legislation-on-monday

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is in Virginia Beach on Monday to tour the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Pilot Project and sign legislation on renewable energy. Nort…

A Fortune 1000 IT provider announced plans to invest $5 million in new headquarters, $7.4 million to expand operations i...
06/16/2020
News Article :: Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development

A Fortune 1000 IT provider announced plans to invest $5 million in new headquarters, $7.4 million to expand operations in Virginia Beach (147 jobs) and other Virginia communities: https://www.yesvirginiabeach.com/media/pages/article.aspx?release=355

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that ASGN Incorporated (NYSE:ASGN) will invest a total of $12.4 million to move its corporate headquarters from Calabasas, California to Henrico County and grow operations across the Commonwealth, creating a total of 700 new jobs and advancing Virginia’s econ...

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