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.

Operating as usual

Great to be back with in-person meetings for 1 Million Cups Virginia Beach, entrepreneurs gathering. Please join us June...
06/09/2021

Great to be back with in-person meetings for 1 Million Cups Virginia Beach, entrepreneurs gathering. Please join us June 16 at 9 AM at InMotion Hosting, near Mt. Trashmore.

Great to be back with in-person meetings for 1 Million Cups Virginia Beach, entrepreneurs gathering. Please join us June 16 at 9 AM at InMotion Hosting, near Mt. Trashmore.

Re-starting our regular meeting this Wednesday, June 9th at 9 AM at InMotion Hosting (former Stratford University buildi...
06/07/2021

Re-starting our regular meeting this Wednesday, June 9th at 9 AM at InMotion Hosting (former Stratford University building) at 555 S. Independence Blvd. in Va. Beach. PLESAE BE SURE TO BRING YOUR MASKS as they are still required in this facility - for the time being. Hope to see you there!!

Re-starting our regular meeting this Wednesday, June 9th at 9 AM at InMotion Hosting (former Stratford University building) at 555 S. Independence Blvd. in Va. Beach. PLESAE BE SURE TO BRING YOUR MASKS as they are still required in this facility - for the time being. Hope to see you there!!

We're back...1 Million Cups Virginia Beach is re-starting our in-person meetings!  And we're back at our original locati...
06/02/2021

We're back...1 Million Cups Virginia Beach is re-starting our in-person meetings! And we're back at our original location - the former Stratford University building now called InMOTION HOSTING at 555 S Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452!! Upcoming meeting is on Wednesday, June 9th from 9 AM -10 AM. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!!

We're back...1 Million Cups Virginia Beach is re-starting our in-person meetings! And we're back at our original location - the former Stratford University building now called InMOTION HOSTING at 555 S Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452!! Upcoming meeting is on Wednesday, June 9th from 9 AM -10 AM. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!!

The HIVE in Virginia Beach is hosting a Microsoft Office & Effective Writing Techniques w/Certificate of Completion work...
05/27/2021
No-Cost Workshops for Virginia Beach Residents

The HIVE in Virginia Beach is hosting a Microsoft Office & Effective Writing Techniques w/Certificate of Completion workshop. Learn to create clear and concise emails, memos, meeting minutes, and business documents using Microsoft Word. This eight-week workshop is perfect for beginners looking to start a career as an administrative or current professional who has been impacted by COVID-19 and is looking to reenter the job market. These free events will be held Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning June 8 until July 29. RSVP here: https://www.vwu.edu/academics/vwu-global/no-cost-workshops.php

University College of Virginia Wesleyan University serves evening and weekend, online, early enrollment, advanced scholars, and non-credit learners.

05/25/2021

Valkyrie Enterprises, Inc. headquartered in Virginia Beach was tapped as prime contractor to support the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division, Philadelphia. The multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, with a combined value of $986.3M, is to support the design, installation, and repair services for habitability systems and equipment on all types of military vessels and small crafts, located at various ports and facilities.

Looking for career opportunities, contracting opportunities with the Port of Virginia, or SWaM certification application...
05/14/2021
SBSD

Looking for career opportunities, contracting opportunities with the Port of Virginia, or SWaM certification application sessions, these are some of the free upcoming SBSD virtual events/workshops that small businesses can benefit from. For more information, visit this page: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/sbsd-31059089309

The mission of the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) is to enhance growth opportunities for Virginia’s small businesses to prosper through increased revenue and job creation thereby raising the standard of living for all Virginians.

Each year, the City of Virginia Beach Development Authority holds its BusinessAppreciation Golf Tournament to recognize ...
05/07/2021

Each year, the City of Virginia Beach Development Authority holds its BusinessAppreciation Golf Tournament to recognize our business community and thank them for their contributions. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of the sponsors and players who participated in the 14th VBDA Business Appreciation Golf Tournament and were a part of our very special celebration.

Each year, the City of Virginia Beach Development Authority holds its BusinessAppreciation Golf Tournament to recognize our business community and thank them for their contributions. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of the sponsors and players who participated in the 14th VBDA Business Appreciation Golf Tournament and were a part of our very special celebration.

Throughout 2021, the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development, in partnership with Virginia Wesleyan University...
04/29/2021
SWaM :: Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development

Throughout 2021, the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development, in partnership with Virginia Wesleyan University and Hampton Roads Workforce Council, will continue to support the small business community by providing a series of no-cost professional development​ workshops.

All of our workshops are free to attend. Our goal is to make the workshop series accessible to anyone who may be interested in learning, collaborating with community members, and/or growing their entrepreneurial skills.​ To see what is available, visit this page. https://www.yesvirginiabeach.com/Key-Industries/swam/Pages/default.aspx

All of our workshops are free to attend. Our goal is to make the workshop series accessible to anyone who may be interested in learning, collaborating with community members, and/or growing their entrepreneurial skills.​ To see what is available, click here.

04/29/2021
www.thesoarfund.org

Attention small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID! You can begin applying today for very low-interest loans of up to $100,000 and free business support through the Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Fund—a new program aimed at helping small businesses and nonprofits navigate and rebuild from the Covid-19 health and economic crisis. For more information and to apply, send those interested to: www.TheSoarFund.org.

04/22/2021
novatech.csod.com

Novatech, A Nationwide Technology Company, Opens New Virginia Beach Office

Congratulations to Novatech, Inc. for the opening of a Virginia Beach location and for augmenting its nationwide footprint. The new location will handle sales and provide support for Novatech’s entire Managed Office portfolio, consisting of Managed IT, Managed Print, Managed Cloud and Managed Security solutions.
To ensure delivery of Novatech’s signature service excellence across the greater Hampton Roads area, the new location is also recruiting sales professionals and service technicians with Managed Print and Managed IT backgrounds. Those interested in joining the team should apply here: https://novatech.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/6/home?c=novatech
For more information about Novatech, visit Novatech.net.

Looking for a job in Virginia Beach? Check out this new tool to help you in your search for a new opportunity: https://e...
04/20/2021

Looking for a job in Virginia Beach? Check out this new tool to help you in your search for a new opportunity: https://elevateu.work/vb

Looking for a job in Virginia Beach? Check out this new tool to help you in your search for a new opportunity: https://elevateu.work/vb

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that startup company Sunny Farms, LLC will invest $59.6 million to establish a st...
04/20/2021
News Article :: Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that startup company Sunny Farms, LLC will invest $59.6 million to establish a state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse for production, workforce development, and research in the City of Virginia Beach. Sunny Farms will establish its growing, cleaning, and packaging operation in three phases over 36 months. The company will construct a 120,000-square-foot greenhouse (three acres under glass) with production focused on lettuce and other leafy greens in its first phase. Phase two will expand the facility to 640,000 square feet (16 acres), and phase three will complete the facility at 1.2 million square feet (32 acres) total with capacity for leafy greens and a variety of vegetables. Upon completion, this facility will be one of the largest greenhouses on the East Coast. https://www.yesvirginiabeach.com/media/pages/article.aspx?release=377

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that startup company Sunny Farms, LLC will invest $59.6 million to establish a state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse for production, workforce development, and research in the City of Virginia Beach. The company's location at Taylor Farms will also ...

Restaurant Revitalization Fund An emergency assistance program for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying busi...
04/19/2021
Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Restaurant Revitalization Fund
An emergency assistance program for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19 will soon be available from SBA. The official application launch date will be announced shortly. View program details such as eligibility, funding amount, the allowable use of funds and more here. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/restaurant-revitalization-fund?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.

“Recover, Re-Imagine, Innovate, and Thrive” is the theme for the 22nd Annual Minority Business Council (MBC) Virtual Con...
04/14/2021
Minority Business Council :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

“Recover, Re-Imagine, Innovate, and Thrive” is the theme for the 22nd Annual Minority Business Council (MBC) Virtual Conference and Expo on April 22, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration for the conference is free and is required to access the virtual platform. Businesses looking to do business with local municipalities, state agencies and federal agencies should plan to attend. Register online at http://www.vbgov.com/mbc.

 Minority Business Council Our Mission is to advance and facilitate an environment of business opportunities, focusing on increasing expenditures to minority and woman-owned businesses by the City of Virginia Beach as a means to further the City's economic development and vitality. ________________...

04/08/2021
svograntportal.sba.gov

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Program

Congress created the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program to provide emergency assistance grants to eligible venues affected by COVID-19. To find out if you're eligible, please go to: https://svograntportal.sba.gov/s/

Employment Law 2021: Minimizing Risk in a New Enforcement Environment (Free Webinar)Join us for a discussion of the foll...
04/05/2021

Employment Law 2021: Minimizing Risk in a New Enforcement Environment (Free Webinar)

Join us for a discussion of the following hot topics:

Anticipated push at the federal and state level for expanded civil rights laws, including gender identity and sexual orientation and the enforcement of the new Virginia pregnancy accommodation and anti-discrimination law.
Mandatory vaccination requirements.
New federal and state standards for classifying workers as independent contractors.

Presented by Williams Mullen and the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development
https://www.williamsmullen.com/events/employment-law-2021-minimizing-risk-new-enforcement-environment

Employment Law 2021: Minimizing Risk in a New Enforcement Environment (Free Webinar)

Join us for a discussion of the following hot topics:

Anticipated push at the federal and state level for expanded civil rights laws, including gender identity and sexual orientation and the enforcement of the new Virginia pregnancy accommodation and anti-discrimination law.
Mandatory vaccination requirements.
New federal and state standards for classifying workers as independent contractors.

Presented by Williams Mullen and the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development
https://www.williamsmullen.com/events/employment-law-2021-minimizing-risk-new-enforcement-environment

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) recognizes the need to strategically and inclusively engage with ...
03/24/2021
Private Sector Program Stakeholder Survey- Private Entities

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) recognizes the need to strategically and inclusively engage with the Commonwealth’s private sector partners to better understand the private sector capabilities and needs and how working together can support preparedness for, response to, and recoveries from a disaster. VDEM will need your help to gather the information they need. The input and results of the surveys will help VDEM build the framework for the program, how it should be implemented, and how it can grow. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VQCQTCR

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Free Webinar: Employment Law 2021 - Minimizing Risk in a New Enforcement EnvironmentTopics for this free webinar include...
03/22/2021
Employment Law 2021 Webinar 4.7.2021 | Form - Blank

Free Webinar: Employment Law 2021 - Minimizing Risk in a New Enforcement Environment

Topics for this free webinar include: mandatory vaccination requirements, new federal and state standards for classifying workers as independent contractors, and anticipated push at the federal and state level for expanded civil rights laws.

This webinar is presented by Williams Mullen and the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development: Wed., April 7, 2021, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. https://sites-williams-mullen.vuturevx.com/50/2692/landing-pages/form---blank.asp

Disclaimer:This webinar is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice nor automatically form an attorney-client relationship with participants.

Attention Virginia Beach residents:  Virginia Wesleyan University Global Campus—in partnership with the Hampton Roads Wo...
03/22/2021
No-Cost Workshops for Virginia Beach Residents

Attention Virginia Beach residents: Virginia Wesleyan University Global Campus—in partnership with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council and Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development—is offering several professional development workshops at no cost to you. https://www.vwu.edu/academics/vwu-global/no-cost-workshops.php

University College of Virginia Wesleyan University serves evening and weekend, online, early enrollment, advanced scholars, and non-credit learners.

Attention Virginia Beach small businesses impacted by COVID -19! The Virginia Beach Pandemic Relief Partnership will be ...
03/16/2021
VB Relief Small Business Grant | LISC Hampton Roads

Attention Virginia Beach small businesses impacted by COVID -19! The Virginia Beach Pandemic Relief Partnership will be accepting grant applications to help Virginia Beach small, women-owned and minority-owned businesses impacted by COVID 19. The application portal will open on March 22nd and close on April 9th. For information about this grant program including eligibility requirements, priorities, required documentation, award process, and application timeline visit https://www.lisc.org/hampton-roads/va-beach-cares/

LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.

New Bank Forming in Virginia Beach: Integrity Bank for Business (In Organization) Geared Toward Small BusinessesThe firs...
03/16/2021
News Article :: Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development

New Bank Forming in Virginia Beach: Integrity Bank for Business (In Organization) Geared Toward Small Businesses

The first new regional bank since 2005 got one step closer to opening its doors with the help of an Economic Development Investment Program grant in the amount of $20,000 approved today by the Virginia Beach Economic Development Authority.
https://www.yesvirginiabeach.com/media/pages/article.aspx?release=376

Virginia Beach, Va. (March 16, 2021) — The first new regional bank since 2005 got one step closer to opening its doors with the help of an Economic Development Investment Program grant in the amount of $20,000 approved today by the Virginia Beach Economic Development Authority.

Looking for a job in Virginia Beach? Check out this new tool to help you in your search for a new opportunity: https://e...
03/03/2021

Looking for a job in Virginia Beach? Check out this new tool to help you in your search for a new opportunity: https://elevateu.work/vb

Looking for a job in Virginia Beach? Check out this new tool to help you in your search for a new opportunity: https://elevateu.work/vb

The VaBeach BIO Accelerator is currently accepting tenant applications https://vbforms.seamlessdocs.com/f/6o200rrtk379as...
03/03/2021

The VaBeach BIO Accelerator is currently accepting tenant applications https://vbforms.seamlessdocs.com/f/6o200rrtk379
as we launch our new biotech lab. We are offering 150 - 5,700 sq. ft. of wet/dry labs, office, and conference room space for lease to both startup and growing biotech companies. Our biotech lab is located in Virginia Beach at Convergence Center II. To learn more or submit an application visit this page:https://www.yesvirginiabeach.com/media/Documents/Properties%20Flyers/BIO%20Incubator%20Fact%20Sheet%20-%20January%202021.pdf

The VaBeach BIO Accelerator is currently accepting tenant applications https://vbforms.seamlessdocs.com/f/6o200rrtk379
as we launch our new biotech lab. We are offering 150 - 5,700 sq. ft. of wet/dry labs, office, and conference room space for lease to both startup and growing biotech companies. Our biotech lab is located in Virginia Beach at Convergence Center II. To learn more or submit an application visit this page:https://www.yesvirginiabeach.com/media/Documents/Properties%20Flyers/BIO%20Incubator%20Fact%20Sheet%20-%20January%202021.pdf

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4525 Main Street, Suite 700
Virginia Beach, VA
23462

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(757) 385-6464

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