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

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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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February 22, 2021
Canvas Coffee House

Canvas Coffee House

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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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Notice of Regular Meeting of the Economic Development Authority (EDA) and Industrial Development Authority (IDA)

Friday, March 5, 2021, 9:00 AM (Posted 02/24/2021)

NEWPORT NEWS –

Where Great Things are Happening

Where else in the world can you find a low cost of doing business while enjoying great proximity to Washington D.C., Baltimore and other major ports? A place where medicine, technology, defense, and shipping come together to create one of the most highly trained workforces available anywhere. A City with the ease of a small town and a tight-knit community to match. That’s Newport News. Come see what makes us so special.

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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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Happening Now

Newport News Public Schools starts with five early childhood centers & offers a range of educational opportunities through the area’s five high schools.

Through its College, Career and Citizen-ready (CCC) intiatives, NNPS offers Advanced Placement Cources, earning college & high school credits concurrently and provides high school seniors with the chance to participate in a semester of work at Thomas Nelson Community College.

Check out the NNPS CCC initiative at ow.ly/B5CD50DLfh3.
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Newport News Public Schools starts with five early childhood centers & offers a range of educational opportunities through the area’s five high schools.

Through its College, Career and Citizen-ready (CCC) intiatives, NNPS offers Advanced Placement Cources, earning college & high school credits concurrently and provides high school seniors with the chance to participate in a semester of work at Thomas Nelson Community College. 

Check out the NNPS CCC initiative at http://ow.ly/B5CD50DLfh3.

We're excited to sponsor Start Peninsula for its 10th year!
Virtual micro pitch competitions will begin Thursday, March 18 with three additional events held throughout the year. Each of the micro pitch winners will be invited to participate in the Start Peninsula main event on Wednesday, November 3.

Visit ow.ly/1BnX50DMBlo to learn more.

To view a video of the information session click here:
ow.ly/SpT050DMBlp
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Were excited to sponsor Start Peninsula for its 10th year!
Virtual micro pitch competitions will begin Thursday, March 18 with three additional events held throughout the year. Each of the micro pitch winners will be invited to participate in the Start Peninsula main event on Wednesday, November 3. 

Visit http://ow.ly/1BnX50DMBlo to learn more. 

To view a video of the information session click here: 
http://ow.ly/SpT050DMBlp

Last week Canvas Coffee House celebrated its 2nd anniversary in business! Owned and operated by CNU graduates Daniel Haskett & Alex Hoyes, the coffee house offers a monthly coffee subscription service and is known for their open & inviting floor plan.

Located at 2170 William Styron Square S in Port Warwick, Haskett & Hoyes have plans for future growth and expansion, including building an additional location in NN with a coffee bar, bakery & a makerspace, giving creatives a space to innovate and explore new ventures.

Learn more at www.canvascoffeehouse.com.
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Last week Canvas Coffee House celebrated its 2nd anniversary in business! Owned and operated by CNU graduates Daniel Haskett & Alex Hoyes, the coffee house offers a monthly coffee subscription service and is known for their open & inviting floor plan. 

Located at 2170 William Styron Square S in Port Warwick, Haskett & Hoyes have plans for future growth and expansion, including building an additional location in NN with a coffee bar, bakery & a makerspace, giving creatives a space to innovate and explore new ventures.

Learn more at www.canvascoffeehouse.com.

Newport News by the Numbers

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