Get To Know The Team

The team at Portsmouth Economic Development has a simple goal: to support our business community in starting, growing, and locating their businesses. We believe that a diverse business landscape along with a variety of sustainable employment options is a direct way we can impact the quality of life for Portsmouth residents.

We work closely with industry professionals, local businesses, education institutions, and government partners to help you achieve your goals. We strive to advance strategic opportunities, foster growth of our target industries, prepare our residents for opportunities in those industries, and align our minority businesses with as many opportunities to partner with larger organizations as possible. We would love to hear from you and learn how we can help your new or existing business.

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Partners

VEDP

VEDP

VEDP is the state development arm created by the General Assembly to encourage, stimulate, and support the development and expansion of the Commonwealth's economy.

Alliance

Hampton Roads Alliance

The Hampton Roads Alliance is a non-profit public-private partnership that represents 11 communities and more than 60 private sector investors in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.

Port

The Port of Virginia

The Port is a large partner of the City's and helps to drive the maritime & logistics industry forward through continual advancement and investment.

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News & Press

Catch up on what is going on in Portsmouth - read about major project announcements, ribbon cuttings, business community announcements and more.

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Events

Check out our calendar and stay up to date on upcoming events related to Portsmouth Economic Development.

Media Library

We are proud of the activity and events happening throughout the Portsmouth business community. There is dirt moving across the city at project sites, ribbon cuttings for new and expanding businesses, announcement and celebration events, and more. Catch up on the events you missed by visiting our media library.