About EDA

Let Us Be Your Launchpad

Considering a future in Newport News? Well consider us at your beck and call. We are the Economic Development Authorities, and our sole mission is to connect you to the resources you need to launch or grow your venture in Newport News.

Whether you’re just laying out your business plan, dipping a toe in the permit process, taking on a large scale infrastructure project, or looking to deepen relationships with the business community, our team can point you in the right direction and support you the whole way. When you start with the EDA, you’ll be growing faster and have a clear path to your future.

Learn more about how "We Make Business Work” in the 2022 Annual Report.


The core mission of the Newport News Economic and Industrial Development Authorities is to grow and diversify the tax and employment base of the City of Newport News.


  • Attract new businesses and industries to Newport News
  • Create new jobs and retain existing jobs
  • Retain and expand current businesses
  • Promote revitalization of Newport News

Success Stories

May 19, 2017

Couture Cakes by Nika

May 12, 2017

Amazing Fantasy Comics

May 9, 2017

Tradition Brewing Company

May 7, 2017

James River Interiors

May 5, 2017

Atlantic 10 Conference

April 28, 2017

Triquetra Technologies

April 28, 2017

Custom Vinyl Products

April 9, 2017