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Regional Advocacy for Federal Investment

Links of Interest


Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce:

The Hampton Roads Chamber is the premier pro-business organization serving as an Impactful Advocate, Powerful Economic Partner, and Inspiring Ignitor in order to set the conditions for businesses to succeed.

Virginia Peninsula Chamber:

The Virginia Peninsula Chamber is a 1400+ member and affiliates business development organization serving a population base of 530,000, with over 13,000 business entities, 4 major military installations, a NASA research facility, a Department of Energy laboratory, various National Park Service sites, and more.

Hampton Roads Alliance:

The Hampton Roads Alliance (The Alliance) promotes Virginia's Hampton Roads region as the perfect location for capital investment and business expansion. As the region's lead economic development organization, the Alliance aggressively pursues new business opportunities throughout the world.

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission:

The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), one of 21 Planning District Commissions in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a regional organization representing this area's 17 local governments.

Virginia Department of Veterans and Defense Affairs:

The office leads the Governor’s initiatives focused on relationship building with the active duty military community, support of Virginia's defense installations and veterans issues.

Virginia Veterans Services Foundation:                                                                                                                                                       

The Foundation is an independent agency of the Commonwealth supporting the interests of veterans and their families through the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs and is governed by an appointed Board of Trustees.

Hampton Roads Workforce Council:

The Hampton Roads Workforce Council is responsible for developing workforce policy and administering workforce development initiatives in Virginia's Workforce Investment Area 16, which includes these localities:  Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk and Virginia Beach.  The Board conducts its operations through the "Hampton Roads Workforce Council"  organization.  Formerly Opportunity Inc., The Hampton Roads Workforce Council oversees federally funded workforce development programs, which assist businesses in accessing qualified workers and jobseekers in finding suitable job openings and bolstering their earning power through training.

Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center:

The HRVEC provides a unified community process that advances employment opportunities for Transitioning Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses. Dedicated staff assist customers with finding gainful employment in the region, becoming more employable, overcoming barriers to employment, and understanding VA benefits.

Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization:

The HRTPO is the intergovernmental transportation planning body for 15 jurisdictions in Hampton Roads.

Virginia Beach Defense Business Center:

An initiative by the Military Economic Development Advisory Committee (MEDAC), this site has been developed to assist area businesses interested in expanding their government contracting capability.

Langley Civic Leaders Association:

The Langley Civic Leaders Association effectively supports Langley AFB, its associated tenant organizations, its functions and programs, as well as all the military and civilian personnel who serve there.

American Flood Coalition:

The American Flood Coalition is a nonpartisan group of elected officials, military groups, nonprofit organizations, businesses and local leaders that have come together to drive adaptation to the reality of higher seas, stronger storms, and more frequent flooding.  The coalition seeks to advance national solutions that support flood-affected communities and protect our nation's residents, economy, and military installations.