State of the City Event
The City of Newport News and the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2nd Annual Newport News State of the City Address. This event, which was held at the Newport News Marriott at City Center on September 30th, was entitled “Newport News, Where Innovation Happens.” Mayor McKinley Price, on behalf of City Council, addressed over 550 business and community leaders and elected officials from across the entire Hampton Roads area.
In his address, Mayor Price acknowledged the city’s successes over the past year and acknowledged challenges encountered as well, while outlining new and innovative plans of action. High-profile investment and expansion projects from Continental AG and Liebherr Mining Company were highlighted, as well as the City’s continually expanding Tourism and Enterprise Zone programs. Also, Mayor Price discussed the resulting positive impacts that these announcements and achievements have on the community. Finally, accolades achieved and highly regarded accreditations earned were shared with the attendees.
City Manager James M. Bourey also provided an update to inform the community and celebrate the positive attributes and achievements of the past year. Mr. Bourey discussed financial accomplishments and challenges, as well as future financial plans, including his continued efforts for collaboration and innovation with City Council, City staff and the citizens of Newport News. All of these serve to ensure continued growth and success for the City of Newport News. For the second year in a row, the State of the City address was a resounding success, confirming that Newport News continues to be a place Where Great Things Are Happening.