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There’s a lot happening in Portsmouth and our momentum keeps growing! Read the latest news & press releases from Portsmouth Economic Development – we cover project announcements, business openings, development news, and more.

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Rush Street Gaming Casino Approved By Voters in Portsmouth, Virginia

A great new place to work and play is coming to Portsmouth, Virginia. Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming will develop and operate the latest addition to its growing portfolio of gaming and entertainment venues—Rivers Casino Portsmouth.

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Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Environmental Quality, & City of Portsmouth to Celebrate Progress at Superfund Site

A great new place to work and play is coming to Portsmouth, Virginia. Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming will develop and operate the latest addition to its growing portfolio of gaming and entertainment venues—Rivers Casino Portsmouth.

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Rivers Casino Portsmouth Promises Local, Private-Sector Minority Owners

Portsmouth, VA, and Chicago, IL—September 3, 2020—Portsmouth’s casino development partner, Rush Street Gaming, is making good on its earlier commitment to pursue local, private-sector minority owners for the new casino planned for Victory...

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City of Portsmouth & Rush Street Gaming Unveil Enhanced Renderings of Planned Victory Blvd Casino

Download the original release here. Citizens of Portsmouth are getting a preview of “Rivers Casino Portsmouth,” a world-class destination planned for the new Entertainment District along Victory Boulevard. The City of...

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City of Portsmouth Announces Pre-certification Approval of Casino Gaming Partner

A great new place to work and play is coming to Portsmouth, Virginia. Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming will develop and operate the latest addition to its growing portfolio of gaming and entertainment venues—Rivers Casino Portsmouth.

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Rush Street Gaming and City of Portsmouth Sign Casino Development Agreement

RUSH STREET GAMING AND CITY OF PORTSMOUTH SIGN CASINO DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT Economic Development Authority & Gaming Organization Have Executed Development Agreement and Proposal...

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EPA Takes Action to Guide Health and Safety Decisions at Cleanup Sites During the COVID-19 Pandemic

What They Are Saying: EPA Takes Action to Guide Health and Safety Decisions at Cleanup Sites During the COVID-19 Pandemic 04/10/2020 Contact Information: EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON (April 10, 2020)

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COVID-19 | Business & Job Resources

Please note that the below lists are not all-inclusive. If you have an additional resource we can list, please submit it via the Contact Us form available by clicking the link at the bottom right corner. Business...

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Portsmouth Restaurants OPEN During Social Distancing

Small businesses are adapting to safety concerns to protect patrons throughout COVID-19 and ensure that our neighborhoods continue to receive the highest quality food and beverage experience. Be sure to support the many...