If you are a business owner or one who wants to start a business, then you’ll find one of the best trained, highly skilled and well-educated workforces in the Hampton Roads region right here in Portsmouth.

The MAST Center Corporate Research Park, a 32-acre Modeling, Analysis, Simulation and Technology Center was developed by Portsmouth and Suffolk working together to maximize resources for the community. A total of nine office/technology buildings are planned to represent an $80 million capital investment and the creation of up to 1,500 jobs. The centerpieces of the new park are Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) in Suffolk and its Tri-Cities Higher Education Center in Portsmouth.

Tidewater Community College (TCC) is uniquely qualified to provide the training and services to companies throughout the region. TCC delivers programs at its campus as well as company facilities, employing leading-edge technology, and providing solutions to help meet company challenges.