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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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A ‘monumental day’ for US offshore wind as first turbine is installed in federal waters

Thomas Brostrøm, President of Ørsted North America announced on LinkedIn that the first offshore wind turbine was installed in U.S. federal waters on Tuesday, May 26. He called it a “monumental day for the U.S. offshore wind industry.” The Siemens...

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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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How Dominion Energy Plans to Launch an Offshore Wind Empire

Four years after the Block Island project first put wind turbines in American waters, the second U.S. offshore wind farm is about to rise 30 miles off Virginia Beach, and it’s happening in the middle of a pandemic. With just two turbines, the...

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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 ( 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...