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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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Virginia Business hosted the Virginia 500 dinner to celebrate the 2022 honorees, including Deputy City Manager Taylor Ad...
09/16/2022

Virginia Business hosted the Virginia 500 dinner to celebrate the 2022 honorees, including Deputy City Manager Taylor Adams. Taylor has been with the City of Virginia Beach for 7 in a variety of capacities. In his Deputy City Manager role, he oversees Agriculture, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Economic Development and Planning, and Community Development.

Taylor is pictured here with honorees, Gilbert Bland, Kathy Magee, Aubrey Layne, and Bob Tata.

Thank you Taylor for your commitment to Virginia Beach and congratulations on a much deserved recognition!

We were delighted to host delegations to the City of Virginia Beach this week from Spain, with 8 companies representing ...
09/15/2022

We were delighted to host delegations to the City of Virginia Beach this week from Spain, with 8 companies representing PIMEC, ANMOPYC, as well as the Spanish Embassy.

Company representatives were able to enjoy presentations from Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Hampton Roads Alliance, as well as other resource partners. Plus, we supported efforts in one-on-one meetings with local companies and firms.

Staff also organized site visits to The Port of Virginia, IMS Gear, and SANJO Group. We also welcomed the group into our offices for a dinner with City Manager Patrick Duhaney and Deputy City Manager Taylor Adams and a quick tour of the newly opened International Incubator.

It's always a pleasure to welcome companies exploring the U.S. market to Virginia Beach and show them how they can be successful with us. Our blooming partnerships both domestic and abroad make Virginia Beach primed for business. Thank you to both PIMEC and ANMOPYC for their part in organizing the events this week!

Press Release from our participation in the PIMEC Awards, June 2022: https://lnkd.in/efXyUUNS

Did you see WAVY TV 10's piece on Virginia Beach GrowSmart's Virginia Beach Talks program? GrowSmart is the City's early...
09/14/2022
‘It is life-changing!’: Virginia Beach TALKS offers free early learning class for parents

Did you see WAVY TV 10's piece on Virginia Beach GrowSmart's Virginia Beach Talks program? GrowSmart is the City's early childhood initiative out of our department since 2011. The work they are doing is preparing our youngest residents for school and life beyond high school.

Learn more here: https://www.vbgrowsmart.com/lena-start

“It’s really you talking, reading, singing and playing with your child that will help support their healthy development and language.”

The City of Virginia Beach  Development Authority released its fiscal year 2021-2022 Annual Report, highlighting the res...
09/12/2022

The City of Virginia Beach Development Authority released its fiscal year 2021-2022 Annual Report, highlighting the results of their business attraction and retention activities, new initiatives, and accomplishments for the 12-month period starting July 1, 2021. Among key metrics, the group reported their success in securing $286 million in private sector capital investment for the City of Virginia Beach and nearly $1 billion under new leadership since 2018.

The Development Authority, alongside the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development, continued to work diligently on expanding the local tax base through increased business investment this year.

Full Annual Report:https://www.yesvirginiabeach.com/_assets/Documents/AboutUs/VBDA/Reports-Audits/2021-2022-Annual-Report.pdf

Press Release: https://www.vbgov.com/news/pages/selected.aspx?release=5960&title=virginia+beach+development+authority+releases+fy2021-22+annual+report

This morning we welcomed staff members from Virginia Economic Development Partnership and Hampton Roads Alliance for an ...
07/29/2022

This morning we welcomed staff members from Virginia Economic Development Partnership and Hampton Roads Alliance for an overview of Virginia Beach and the work in economic development. Always great to get back to in-person meetings and networking with our colleagues from Richmond.

Virginia Beach City Government is pleased to announce SANJO Group's plans to expand in Virginia Beach! With Phase II's c...
07/26/2022

Virginia Beach City Government is pleased to announce SANJO Group's plans to expand in Virginia Beach! With Phase II's completion in 2024, SANJO will have over 50,000 square feet of industrial space in Virginia Beach. Sanjo and The Miller Group signed an MOU in late May for Phase II and will continue their relationship into the future.

"We are delighted that SANJO chose to continue to invest in Virginia Beach and to expand their presence here," said Virginia Beach City Manager Patrick Duhaney. "SANJO has been a valued member of our business community since locating their North American headquarters here in 2016. We look forward to their continued growth and our partnership with them."

"This is a big win for Virginia Beach and a testament to the trust SANJO has in us," said Taylor Adams, deputy city manager and director of Economic Development for the City of Virginia Beach. "It is also an example of our commitment to attracting and retaining both national and international businesses, stimulating capital investment and creating jobs in our city."

Read more: https://www.vbgov.com/news/pages/selected.aspx?release=5896&title=sanjo+to+invest+%243.2m+to+expand+north+american+headquarters+in+virginia+beach

The City of Virginia Beach is pleased to report that its recent marketing mission to Spain resulted in meaningful, new b...
07/08/2022

The City of Virginia Beach is pleased to report that its recent marketing mission to Spain resulted in meaningful, new business connections with promising Spanish companies and an introduction to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez at the 35th Annual PIMEC SME Awards ceremony on June 27 in Barcelona. Vice Mayor Rosemary Wilson and Council Member Aaron Rouse were seated at the head table during the dinner reception, along with Prime Minister Sánchez, the mayor of Barcelona, the president of Catalonia, the president of PIMEC, and other prominent figures from the Catalan and European business community.

As a result of this mission, five Spanish companies have committed to visiting Virginia Beach in September 2022 to evaluate the city as a potential location for their U.S. business operations. The Economic Development team will host the Spanish delegation and continue to cultivate these business relationships with the ultimate goal of recruiting them to establish a presence in Virginia Beach, which would then result in new private sector capital investment and consequently economic growth and job creation.

Read more: https://www.vbgov.com/news/pages/selected.aspx?release=5879&title=virginia+beach+economic+development+meets++spanish+prime+minister+in+barcelona

Congratulations to Virginia Beach GrowSmart Foundation for being awarded a $75,000 grant from Hampton Roads Community Fo...
06/30/2022

Congratulations to Virginia Beach GrowSmart Foundation for being awarded a $75,000 grant from Hampton Roads Community Foundation! "​The Virginia Beach GrowSmart Foundation has been awarded a three-year, $75,000 grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation for early childhood education innovation. This grant is made possible by the Jeanne Atkinson Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, the John W. and Linda Vakos Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and the other generous donors of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation."

This funding will be used to expand GrowSmart's Virginia Beach Talks through LENA Grow, an interactive early childhood professional development and coaching program.

Read about it here: https://lnkd.in/gx3bYEMv

About Virginia Beach GrowSmart
GrowSmart is operated through the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development. GrowSmart exists to promote and improve the healthy development, school readiness and reading proficiency of young children ages 0-8. In addition to providing resources for parents and families, GrowSmart also offers programming to ensure the availability of high-quality early education.

GrowSmart continues to be an integral part of the community and ensuring child and families are equipped with the tools for schools readiness. Learn more about the GrowSmart Foundation: https://lnkd.in/gnmHDRwu

“It’s our goal, when we are working with a company or a large headquarters, that they one day will have a large presence...
06/29/2022
Incubator offers foothold for international firms - Virginia Business

“It’s our goal, when we are working with a company or a large headquarters, that they one day will have a large presence in Virginia Beach. You have to have a starting point.” | Learn about to the newly opened International Incubator in the City of Virginia Beach The department has been competitive in international recruitment over the years and continues to find ways to support growth in the U.S. market.

The team is excited to expand the incubator and work with new leads from the U.K. and Europe across industry sectors.



Minimal risk, long-term success. Chorus Intelligence Ltd., a British software company that sells products and services for law enforcement investigations, had these goals in mind when it set its sights on the U.S. sales market. With the help of a new Virginia Beach incubator focused on supporting in...

At the invitation of Spanish-based PIMEC Organization, the Virginia Beach City Government attended at the 35th Annual PI...
06/27/2022
Articles :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

At the invitation of Spanish-based PIMEC Organization, the Virginia Beach City Government attended at the 35th Annual PIMEC SME Awards ceremony on June 27, 2022, in Barcelona. Vice Mayor Rosemary Wilson and Councilmember Aaron Rouse attended the awards ceremony with City Manager Patrick Duhaney and Deputy City Manager Taylor Adams. This year's award returned in-person and were held on the field of historic Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona.

Vice Mayor Wilson and Councilmember Rouse were able to meet the Prime Minister of Spain, Mr. Pedro Sánchez and President of the Government of Catalonia, Mr. Pere Aragonès.

"For years now, our economic development team has been cultivating relationships in Catalonia and the broader Spanish business community, raising awareness about Virginia Beach and touting the merits of establishing a presence in our City," said Taylor Adams, Deputy City Manager and Director of Economic Development for the City of Virginia Beach. "Our association with organizations such as PIMEC allows us to create meaningful connections and nurture long-lasting relationships that result in business recruitment, capital investment, and job creation for the City of Virginia Beach."

Press Release: https://lnkd.in/geW-a8Qb

Virginia Beach to Represent the City’s Economic Development Interests in Barcelona, Spain at International Awards EventCity to Host Community Meeting on Noise Ordinance in Lieu of June 28 Council WorkshopWednesday, June 08, 2022At the invitation of Spanish-based PIMEC Organization, the City of Vir...

Now and forever, we remember. Never forget, forever honor.
05/30/2022

Now and forever, we remember. Never forget, forever honor.

Busy week here! Staff divided and conquered all the activities. Virginia Beach was represented at NextGen in Nashville, ...
05/27/2022

Busy week here! Staff divided and conquered all the activities. Virginia Beach was represented at NextGen in Nashville, TN and 's Annual Conference in Richmond, VA.

Thank you Hampton Roads Alliance for joining us in Nashville for a great that brought together NextGen consultants with rising young professionals and established economic developers of all generations.

It was also great to catch-up with our friends Virginia Biotechnology Association at that showcased great speakers and presentations in the area of Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, and Metabolic Disease. We were honored to be the Presenting Sponsor and to share "Why Virginia Beach" for small, growing biotech companies.

The City desires to transform Rudee Loop into a unique redevelopment with an emphasis on open space that attracts reside...
05/26/2022

The City desires to transform Rudee Loop into a unique redevelopment with an emphasis on open space that attracts residents and visitors and supports surfing, fishing and outdoor recreation.

The City seeks a knowledgeable, experienced, qualified and capable development group with a strong, cohesive internal and external development team experienced in complex projects informed by robust public engagement to submit ideas for what Rudee Loop could become.

More info. here - https://zcu.io/tBzf

Congratulations to Deputy City Manager Taylor Adams for being named to Inside Business Power List 2022! The City of Virg...
05/24/2022

Congratulations to Deputy City Manager Taylor Adams for being named to Inside Business Power List 2022! The City of Virginia Beach and Virginia Beach Economic Development is lucky to have Taylor as a leader moving our City forward. A special recognition to Council Member Aaron Rouse and VBDA Mmeber Taylor Franklin for their inclusion in the list.

We’d also like to congratulate partners Douglas L. Smith of Hampton Roads Alliance, Stephen Edwards of The Port of Virginia, Shawn Avery of Hampton Roads Workforce Council, Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. of Virginia Wesleyan University, Bryan K. Stephens of Hampton Roads Chamber, Rony Thomas of LifeNet Health, Tom Walker of DroneUp, and the entire list for their recognition in this year’s edition.

https://www.pilotonline.com/inside-business/special-reports/vp-ib-power-list-top-25-2022-20220523-mtym5hybtnak7hw2jf6o3kg5o4-story.html

We'll be attending / exhibiting at / speaking at the  of England Energy Group (EEEGR)’s SNS 2022 Energy Integrated in th...
05/23/2022

We'll be attending / exhibiting at / speaking at the of England Energy Group (EEEGR)’s SNS 2022 Energy Integrated in the East on the 25th and 26th May 2022.

Join me at the region’s most important energy event alongside an exciting line up of speakers, exhibitors, and more taking place over the two-day event at the Norfolk Showground in Norwich.

Sign up to attend here: https://zcu.io/V3F4

Yesterday, the City of Virginia Beach Development Authority honored Dot Wood for her years of service. Dot started on th...
05/18/2022

Yesterday, the City of Virginia Beach Development Authority honored Dot Wood for her years of service. Dot started on the VBDA in 2011 and served until April of 2022. During her tenure, Virginia Beach experienced unprecedented growth, expansion, and prosperity.

In the ten years of service, Dot presented the VBDA as liaison to City Council, Dome Site Committee, Hampton Roads Alliance, Military Economic Development Committee, Oceana Land Use Conformity Committee, and Town Center.

Thank you Dot for your commitment to the City of Virginia Beach, most especially Virginia Beach Economic Development.

This morning Virginia Beach Economic Development is hosting 100+ real estate brokers, business prospects, and more to sh...
04/20/2022

This morning Virginia Beach Economic Development is hosting 100+ real estate brokers, business prospects, and more to share about NAS Oceana Future Base Design. In January, the Virginia Beach Development Authority entered an agreement with the U.S. Navy at NAS Oceana to explore the utilization of excess land parcels on the installation. ‘Industry Day’ provides an inside look to the future development of such parcels.

Our partnership will be key to marketing and promoting the Future Base Design opportunities.

Day One of WindEurope is complete | Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development, in partnership with Hampton Roads...
04/05/2022

Day One of WindEurope is complete | Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development, in partnership with Hampton Roads Alliance and Business Network For Offshore Wind, sponsored the Opening Reception in Bilbao, Spain. Virginia Beach City Government Deputy City Manager, Taylor Adams, provided a welcome and remarks to the attendees.

Staff are excited for the next few days of one-on-one meetings, industry exploration, and more.

Virginia Beach is developing into one of the main offshore wind energy industry ports in the United States. With 2 large scale wind farms being built off the City’s coast, Virginia Beach can assist businesses seeking to establish a presence to support the development of these wind farms and prepare for the multitude of opportunities that will soon follow.

Starting off the week of Wind Europe with a great agenda from Business Network For Offshore Wind. Today is an educationa...
04/04/2022

Starting off the week of Wind Europe with a great agenda from Business Network For Offshore Wind. Today is an educational day in Bilbao, with a visit to the Port of Bilbao and learning about the up and coming floating offshore wind industry. Virginia Beach Economic Development, joined by members of Hampton Roads Alliance, are with other participants for a full schedule of ore-conference events.

City of Virginia Beach is excited and primed for the growing offshore wind industry locally! Stay tuned for more to come from this week in Bilbao with one-on-one meetings, conference sessions, and more.

Check out Virginia Beach City Government special issue of the City Page Newsletter, highlighting the accolades  the City...
01/26/2022

Check out Virginia Beach City Government special issue of the City Page Newsletter, highlighting the accolades the City received in 2021. ⬇️

In 2021, Virginia Beach was recognized by a number of media outlets for being a safe, well run and inclusive City. View a list of some of the City’s key accolades in this special issue of the City Page Newsletter, which details what was accomplished over the previous year. https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/communications-office/citypage/Pages/2021-Accomplishments-Accolades.aspx.

The Facade Improvement Grant program has opened to Virginia Beach businesses with matching grants valued up to $10,000. ...
01/19/2022

The Facade Improvement Grant program has opened to Virginia Beach businesses with matching grants valued up to $10,000. All awards will be made on a first come, first serve basis. More info below ⬇️

Happy Holidays!
12/24/2021

Happy Holidays!

This morning, City Manager Patrick Duhaney signed, on behalf of the Virginia Beach City Government , a Memorandum of Und...
12/03/2021

This morning, City Manager Patrick Duhaney signed, on behalf of the Virginia Beach City Government , a Memorandum of Understanding with East Anglia of United Kingdom benefitting both sides offshore wind industry.

“New Anglia LEP chairwoman C-J Green said: “Our energy sector has a world-leading supply chain with more than 50 years’ experience and this exciting agreement with Virginia Beach will foster relationships focused on inward investment, exports, skills development and collaboration.”

Members of the Virginia Beach Economic Development team are in the UK meeting with clients in both the bio and offshore ...
12/01/2021

Members of the Virginia Beach Economic Development team are in the UK meeting with clients in both the bio and offshore wind industries. As part of this marketing mission, Deputy City Manager Taylor Adams presented to Oxford Biotech Network members about the life sciences industry specific to Virginia Beach, as well as highlighting the newly opened VA Beach Bio Accelerator.

Check out OBN's highlight of Virginia Beach in their latest edition of Connect Magazine: https://obn.org.uk/connect-magazine

Why businesses are key to building a great place to live. Virginia Beach City Government benefits from climate and geogr...
11/12/2021
Why businesses are key to building a great place to live - City of Virginia Beach

Why businesses are key to building a great place to live. Virginia Beach City Government benefits from climate and geography. But it is its attitude towards businesses that has truly transformed the area. Check out the Global Thought Leaders and CBS Newsfeature on Virginia Beach as an international business destination.

Special thank you to Busch Vacuum Solutions, Sunny Farms for your participation; as well as, Orion's Roof for allowing us to film.

City of Virginia Beach benefits from climate and geography. But it is its attitude towards businesses that has truly transformed the area

Attention Hampton Roads small businesses, come learn about the NASA Artemis Program (Tue., November 9, 2021)! This onlin...
11/04/2021
Opp. for Hampton Roads Small Businesses to Support NASA’s Artemis Program

Attention Hampton Roads small businesses, come learn about the NASA Artemis Program (Tue., November 9, 2021)! This online event is free.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opp-for-hampton-roads-small-businesses-to-support-nasas-artemis-program-registration-195169385887?aff=esli&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=li&utm-term=listing

Attention Hampton Roads small businesses, come learn about the NASA Artemis Program and MORE!

Mayor Dyer leads the discussion at the Mayor's Virginia Beach Technology and Innovation Committee meeting yesterday.
11/02/2021

Mayor Dyer leads the discussion at the Mayor's Virginia Beach Technology and Innovation Committee meeting yesterday.

Last Wednesday, the Hampton Roads Chamber, Chamber RVA, and RVA757 Connects held their second annual Convergence 2021 co...
10/29/2021

Last Wednesday, the Hampton Roads Chamber, Chamber RVA, and RVA757 Connects held their second annual Convergence 2021 conference.
In this one-day leadership forum, local speakers from Henrico, Virginia Beach (Ray White), Virginia Commonwealth University, and Old Dominion University shared examples of how the Richmond/Hampton Roads expanding internet infrastructure is attracting industries, growing 21st-century jobs, discussed how to make the two areas into a “megaregion” and the creation of a technological corridor?”

According to a project entitled America 2050 the United States contains eleven so-called megaregions.
The event attendees called for the creation of a strategic plan to make the I-64 Innovation Corridor the next global internet hub.

The SBA and Public-Private Strategies Institute have teamed up to provide small business owners with a series of webinar...
10/27/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Resources and Relief for Your Small Business - Veterans. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

The SBA and Public-Private Strategies Institute have teamed up to provide small business owners with a series of webinars that will cover resources to help small businesses grow and thrive. The next session is on October 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Supporting Veterans & National Disability Employment Awareness Month. For more information and registration, visit this page: https://publicprivatestrategies.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eOgtE0-WQlOEWZoKqHg_Lg?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

The Small Business Administration (SBA) & Public Private Strategies Institute (PPSI) are providing educational opportunities for you to learn more about programs that will help your business get back on track. These sessions will take place every two weeks and run through December 2021. This is part...

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Lots of things happening at the Virginia Beach Sports Center this weekend. Track and field on one side, and Mid Atlantic Proving Grounds Co****le on the other (presented by our friends at the Hampton Roads Sports Commission).

Also had to make a pit stop at our Hall of Fame exhibit at the Sports Center! Visit Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development
🚨Class of 2022 Announcement!🚨

Please join the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in welcoming 4 new inductees as part of the Class of 2022.

The Class of 2022:

William ‘Sonny’ Allen – 10 seasons as ODU Basketball Head Coach, leading the Monarchs to the 1975 NCAA D-II National Championship. Allen helped break the color barrier in Virginia athletics, by becoming the first coach at a predominantly white school to offer a scholarship to an African-American athlete. Old Dominion University Athletics, Old Dominion University.

Jon Lugbill – from Oakton High School in Fairfax County, Lugbill is a 5x Individual and 7x Team World Champion in the C1 Slalom whitewater canoeing event. The 1989 USA Kayak Male Athlete of the Year and 2005 International Whitewater Hall Of Fame (IWHOF) inductee is regarded as the best paddler ever to compete in the sport. Lugbill currently serves as Executive Director for the Sports Backers.

Anthony Poindexter – from Jefferson Forest High School in Lynchburg, VA, the 1993 Virginia High School League Group AA Player of the Year is just one of the 3 players in Virginia Football history to be named All-ACC 3 times. The 1998 Consensus 1st Team All-American and ACC Defensive Player of the Year, is a 2020 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame. Virginia Cavaliers

Chris Warren – a versatile running back from Secondary School in Fairfax, Warren would help lead Ferrum College Football to back-to-back NCAA Division III South Region championships in 1988 and 1989. A 4th round draft pick by the Seattle Seahawks in the 1990 NFL Draft, Warren would amass 9,631 yards from scrimmage and 58 touchdowns over an 11 year career with the Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, and Philadelphia Eagles. Warren was a 3x Pro-Bowl and 2x All-Pro selection. Ferrum College Athletics, Ferrum College

Congratulations to the Class of 2022! They will be honored along with the Class of 2020 and the 2020 Distinguished Virginian as part of 2022 Induction Weekend, Saturday April 30, 2022.

We hope you will join us as we celebrate all of our new inductees and the Distinguished Virginian on April 30 with Breakfast with Champions and the VIP Reception & Induction Ceremony. 🎫, sponsorships, and advertising opportunities are available now for both events:

https://vasportshof.com/2022-induction-weekend/

Thank you to all of our Hall of Fame sponsors; Presenting Sponsor Priority Automotive and Priority Toyota Chesapeake. Visit Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development, Optima Health, ESPN Radio 94.1, White Claw Hard Seltzer, DAVCON Inc., WAVY TV 10. Davis Business Appraisers
🚨🚨 2-Month Countdown!! 🚨🚨

Join the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, Wednesday January 19 for an evening celebrating 1992 inductee, Bob Dandridge and his recent induction to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Tickets are on sale now for Call to the Hall with Bob Dandridge, and may even be a great Christmas present or stocking stuffer 🤷‍♂️.

https://thez.org/show/call-to-the-hall/

Norfolk State University, Norfolk State Athletics, Norfolk State Alumni-Association

Thank you to our Hall of Fame partners Priority Automotive, Priority Toyota Chesapeake, Visit Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development, Optima Health, ESPN Radio 94.1, White Claw Hard Seltzer, DAVCON Inc., Hampton Roads Sports Commission
Interview Series with 2010 VSHF inductee, Herman Moore. Priority Automotive, Visit Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development, Optima Health, ESPN Radio 94.1, DAVCON Inc., Hampton Roads Sports Commission, Will Driscoll
Why has the HIVE ribbon been cut for the grand opening yet no business owners are allowed to utilize the resources except the SWAM group using the building?
Why are tax dollars and the GRANT being wasted?
Why should I trust the economic development group to help me build a business when they are not utilizing a resource made for small businesses in the Virginia Beach area?
The building looks ready and running but your operations are not. Do you have a team of small business owners giving feedback or on a board for this project, or is this ran by some good ole boy group who isn't worried about building other businesses? Can someone please explain why this is not available to the public business owners.. Do you have a group of mentors ready to help prospects?
CONVERGENCE 2021
Building a Global Internet Hub: The International Perspective
I-64 Innovation Corridor "Megaregion"
Oct 27, 2021 | 10am-3pm ET

In association with: Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Hampton Roads Chamber & RVA 757 Connects

The Local Perspective
Becoming a Global Internet Hub: How We Are All Advancing This Shared Goal

- Anthony Romanello, Executive Director Henrico Economic Development Authority, Henrico County Governmentt
- Raymond White, Business Development Coordinator, City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development
- Morris Foster, VP of Research, Old Dominion University
- Paul Rocheleau, Executive Director of Strategic Development, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Barbara D. Boyan, Dean of Virginia Commonwealth University, College of Engineering

Event Emcee & Organiser: John W. Martin

InterGlobix Magazine is a proud media partner.

Thank you to annual Hall of Fame sponsor Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development for their support of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, and our VSHF/ESPN Radio 94.1 2021 Golf Classic.
🔵Hampton Roads Chamber members Virginia Wesleyan University and Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development continuing to create great regional collaboration to host Fall No-Cost Online Courses from professional management skills to professional technical skills. 🤝

To register, call at 757-233-8789 or email at [email protected].
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