News & Press

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.

Media inquiry? Contact us at 757-393-8804 or porteco@portsmouthva.gov.

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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...

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Port Host Communities Revitalization Fund Advances Timeline for Redevelopment Project

Governor announces $500,000 Grant to Revitalize Former Coal Plant in Portsmouth Port Host Communities Revitalization Fund advances timeline for redevelopment project PORTSMOUTH, VA. – Portsmouth Economic Development is...

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Governor announces $500,000 Grant to Revitalize Former Coal Plant in Portsmouth

Governor Northam Announces Grants to Grow Oyster Industry in Newport News, Revitalize Norfolk Railyard at Lambert’s Point and Former Coal Plant in Portsmouth New fund dedicates $1 million to support port host community

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Portsmouth Enterprise Zones Renewed

Find information on Portsmouth Enterprise Zones here or call us at 757-393-8804. Virginia renews 15 Enterprise Zones State program has generated more than $1.5B in investment and 50,000 jobs since 2015. Fifteen

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Municipal Magazine Article | Portsmouth Moves Toward Becoming a Gigabit Community

View The Municipal article here Read the full December 2019 Municipal Magazine here.

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Rush Street Gaming Announced as City of Portsmouth’s Destination Casino Partner

Portsmouth, VA – The City of Portsmouth has announced their partnership with Rush Street Gaming, one of the fastest-growing gaming companies in North America. The Portsmouth Economic Development Authority signed a...