Regional Highlights

Hampton Roads attracts and retains world-renowned businesses for many reasons. Comprising 11 diverse communities (the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach, and the counties of Isle of Wight and Southampton), Hampton Roads has been a commercial and trading center since 1607.┬áThe region maintains a superior infrastructure to easily move goods between national and international markets. The Port of Virginia, offering the deepest harbor on the U.S. East Coast, is vital to businesses that depend on Virginia’s ports for worldwide access.