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Diversifying the Economy

is our Future

Expanding diversity of the tax and employment base is a critical function of the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development, and its efforts are paying off. The City was recently ranked #6 in the U.S. for industry, occupational and worker-class diversity for its size, according to Wallethub’s comparison of the 501 largest American cities.  With major initiatives underway in telecommunications infrastructure, data center and blockchain technologies, bioscience and advanced manufacturing, Virginia Beach is positioned well for any business (or business person) looking for a dynamic place to live, work or play.


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