Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

The EDA continued to support the business recruitment efforts of HREDA, and participated in the early formation of mapping out a new strategic plan. Staff participated in marketing missions to San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, Boston and Germany, calling on business prospects, site selection consultants and parent corporate headquarters of Newport News and Hampton Roads companies. HREDA also continued aggressive marketing activities with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership in order to keep that group abreast of the assets and opportunities in Hampton Roads as they market Virginia to business prospects both domestically and internationally. Additionally, HREDA staff assisted
Newport News with corporate and governmental visits from several Chinese groups interested in establishing businesses in Newport News.