Local Business Support Drives Global Success

With the right support, establishing your company as a global competitor doesn’t have to be daunting. There’s a reason why Newport News is home to such a robust international business community, and we’re always eager to help brands push boundaries and extend their reach to all corners of the map.

Newport News is already home to a multitude of international corporations, including Liebherr, Canon and Mühlbauer, so you join an ambitious group that loves Our City as much as we do. Newport News also serves as the headquarters for Ferguson Enterprises. The combination of intentional, well-maintained infrastructure, a qualified labor pool and support for a wide range of industries makes Newport News the ideal location for American companies with an overseas reach and vice versa.

Where small city meets big profit

Relocating to a major metropolitan area doesn’t have to be part of the equation for international competitiveness. Our City offers connectivity, resources and accessibility of a major hub without the hefty cost or crowd. On average, Newport News citizens enjoy 50% lower cost of living than those in New York City, and business taxes, energy costs and other labor fees are extremely reasonable. Newport News’ central east coast location and international airport ensures that travel for you and those trying to reach you is simple. And the deepwater Port of Virginia combined with a robust rail system will help move your products throughout the U.S. eastern seaboard and around the globe.

Wherever you’re from, you’re home

Our diverse and welcoming community is a perfect fit for companies and workers who value an all-encompassing worldview. The variety of cultures, backgrounds, educations and experiences you’ll find here drive inclusion and neighborly appreciation. Whether your company is planning to move from across the state or across the world, our community will make Newport News feel like home.

Personalized service every step of the way

Our Newport News economic development team offers a one-stop solution to prepare your firm for success. From initial inquiry until your project is in operation - and well beyond - staff members individually support your business. Our team provides personalized site selection advice and on-location tours as well as full project coordination and technical assistance to guide you through the licensing and permitting process. Plus, we work with a vast network of resource partners who can help with workforce planning, financial services and consulting.

We’ll even help you celebrate your grand opening! Any size, any industry, we’re here for you.