Hampton Roads. The Mid-Atlantic’s Strategic Business Location Since 1608.
Nearly three centuries ago, captains of the sea knew what today's captains of industry are discovering – the advantages of being here, where our protected, deepwater harbor on Chesapeake Bay opens to the mighty Atlantic.
Our region, nick-named long ago as Hampton Roads for its location on the sea charts of the day is the fifth largest Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the Southeast U.S., and the second largest between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta with over 1.6 million residents.
Portsmouth's small-town atmosphere
is in pleasant contrast to its metropolitan
Hampton Roads location.
Portsmouth sits at its center. Portsmouth's small-town atmosphere is in pleasant contrast to its metropolitan Hampton Roads location. Tree lined streets lead toward the picturesque downtown waterfront – the center of the city's many activities and its heart. But don’t let its quaintness mislead you. Portsmouth is an economic maritime powerhouse.
A Good Life For Businesses & Families:
|• Economic incentive programs includ Enterprise Zone, Foreign Trade Zone, Historic Tax Credits and HUBZone|
|• Port of Hampton Roads – third-busiest east coast port|
|• Home to Norfolk Naval Shipyard – one of the nation's oldest and largest|
|• Home to The Naval Medical Center Portsmouth – the nation's oldest and continuously operating hospital, military or civilian|
|• Home to the U.S. Fifth District Coast Guard Command|
|• Six thriving business parks|
|• Mild, four-seasons climate – for a full working year, rarely encumbered by weather.|
|• Mile Marker Zero on the Intracoastal Waterway|
|• Strategic location 18 miles from open sea|
|• Unequalled hometown lifestyle|