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A recent editorial by Warren D. Harris...

For every $1 spent in manufacturing, another $1.81 is added to the economy. A recent editorial by Warren D. Harris, Director of Virginia Beach Economic Development, was published in The Virginian-Pilot that explains the key to the region's success is through diversification in advanced manufacturing and other business sectors such… Read More

Recent Business Expansions Create 239 new jobs

Virginia Beach Development Authority provided $270,000 in grants for job creation and/or capital investment

Architectural Graphics Inc. expands again in Virginia Beach and adds 45 jobs Total square footage exceeds 320,208   Sunrise Global Marketing to move distribution operations… Read More

Green Flash Celebrates Official Grand Opening

First East Coast Operation for San Diego-based Brewery

Green Flash Co-founders, Mike and Lisa Hinkley, were joined by Virginia Beach Mayor William D. Sessoms, Jr. and Virginia Beach Economic Development Director Warren D.… Read More

The Strand Welcomes Lidl to Virginia Beach

35,000-SF grocery to anchor new retail center

The Strand, which means beach in German, will be the future home for German grocer Lidl, Hardees and Christian Brothers Automotive. Lidl will occupy 35,000 square feet and will serve as the anchor tenant in the new retail center under development by Beach Development Group. The Strand is a 10.6-acre,… Read More

Town Center Expansion

Newest phase adds 39,000 SF of retail, 120 apartments, theater and plaza

Armada Hoffler officially broke ground on the next phase of Town Center, a $35+ million investment. The expansion includes 39,000 square feet of retail and… Read More

Michael Vossel, VBDED Manager for Europe,

Represented Virginia Beach in Vienna, Austria

Michael Vossel, VBDED Manager for Europe, represented Virginia Beach at Fast Track USA in Vienna, Austria. This event, sponsored by SelectUSA (U.S. Commercial Service) and… Read More

VEDP and HREDA Visit LifeNet Health

Fam Tour highlights assets of VABeachBio

Economic Development partners from the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Hampton Roads region recently met at the LifeNet Health Institute of Regenerative Medicine in the… Read More