Portsmouth, Virginia is an urban locality in the heart of the Hampton Roads region which is located in the mid-Atlantic area of the United States eastern seaboard. 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.
The City of Portsmouth features an extensive, reliable and convenient infrastructure network that includes the nation’s largest privately owned container terminal (VIG), railroad access, centralized interstate connectivity, and a newly constructed Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway connecting commuters with Portsmouth’s central business districts.
Access Portsmouth via highway interchanges for I-64, I-264, I-664, US 17, US 58, US 460, State Route 141 and the new MLK Expressway, making the average commute only 24 minutes.
Norfolk International airport (ORF) is 20 minutes from Downtown Portsmouth. Williamsburg-Newport News Airport (PHF) is under 40 minutes. Richmond International airport (RIC) is about 90 minutes away. In a little over 3 hours, you can drive to/from Reagan National (DCA), Raleigh-Durham (RDU) and Dulles (IAD) airports. Being in an urban community, Portsmouth offers natural gas and dual-feed electricity in many of its industrial parks.
Lounging in the center of the Hampton Roads region, Portsmouth supports numerous cultural, historical, and recreational activities. Enjoy a mild, four-seasons climate for a full working year, rarely encumbered by weather. Experience a convenient festival lifestyle as you walk or ride your bike through Olde Towne shopping area, just steps from the seawall museum, where the ferry docks. As part of a dynamic metropolitan area, Portsmouth residents have access to premier amenities. Midtown Portsmouth is a robust business district featuring national retailers offering soft goods and general merchandise.