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Advanced Manufacturing

Newport News’s commitment to Advanced Manufacturing starts young. Our enviable offering of trade schools and workforce education programs means a highly capable talent pool for your company to tap into. You may also choose to strengthen your own workforce with these programs. Thomas Nelson Community College has a leading Workforce Development program, designed for individuals or organizations large and small. Beyond education and training, your company can take advantage of tax incentives that help industrial companies make the most of their money.

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Technology

If you are thinking about starting a tech company in Newport News, you aren’t the first. Industry leaders like NASA and Canon call the Newport News area home. And we recently unveiled the TechCenter: over 1 million square feet of collaborative office, retail and research space in partnership with technology leaders, like the world-renowned Jefferson Lab and Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. Best of all, the City is committed to helping you get started with several tech incentives, including a business license tax abatement of 50% for a period of 10 years.

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April 20, 2018

Rick Aviation Inc.

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Aviation & Aerospace

You’d be hard-pressed to find a location more ideal for aerospace and aviation companies. Centrally located in the heart of Hampton Roads, you’re a short distance from military bases and the major airports in Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, and D.C. Alcoa Howmet and NASA Langley Research Center are right down the street, and our sensors and radar industry is thriving. Because of our location and existing industries, you’ll find tens of thousands of trained military workers who are well versed in the industry and ready to work for you.

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August 8, 2019

JT’s Bar & Grill

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Food & Beverage Processing

Thinking of relocating? If your business is part of Virginia’s $25.2 billion food and beverage processing industry, you couldn’t hope for a site that is better connected and more centralized than Newport News—that’s why leading companies like Smithfield Foods, Anheuser-Busch inBev and High Liner Foods are located in the area. Need employees? Our nationally recognized education system keeps local businesses supplied with skilled workers, who also come from among the ranks of veterans exiting the military. Want easy access? With six major interstate highways, an extensive railroad network, three international airports and the deep-water Port of Virginia, the Newport News food and beverage processing industry is in close contact with the world.

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Director of Development Recognized by Statewide Organization

The Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA) presented Florence G. Kingston, Director of the Department of Development for the City of Newport News, with the 2019 Cardinal Award at the VEDA Fall Conference in Richmond. The Cardinal Award is the most prestigious award bestowed by VEDA to deserving members. The award recognizes leadership in the field of economic development, outstanding professional accomplishments, and exceptional service to the organization.

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Our International Business Support Drives Your Global Success

Newport News isn’t just located in the center of the east coast—it’s at the center of the international business world. Newport News already boasts a variety of leading international businesses and we're always ready to welcome more. Read more about how our ample infrastructure, top-tier accessibility and diverse community can position your company for growth on American soil and help your success reach all ends of the Earth.

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Pitching at Start Peninsula is the best way to validate your business idea - while securing potential funding in the process! Pitchers will network with community members and mentors that can provide business solutions for early stage companies. For more info, click here: http://ow.ly/Es0C50wzOri

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3 Area Airports
50 K-College Educational Options
4 Hospitals & Major Medical Centers
20 International Companies
13 Locally Brewed Craft Beers & 1 90-proof Bourbon Whisky
42,720’ of Rail Track Serving Newport News Marine Terminal
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