Top Regional Employers

A Variety of Major Industries Call Newport News Home

Newport News and Hampton Roads retain many of the world's most well-known organizations. Our domestic and international profiles are substantial and our area is decidedly pro-business.

As an Employment at Will and Right to Work state, Virginia has labor laws that appeal to employers and employees alike. And with only one local taxing authority in each community, Hampton Roads boasts some of the lowest combined state and local tax rates in the nation. There's no local income tax, unitary tax, state property tax, local license tax on headquarters or regional offices, intangible property tax, or inventory tax.

It's no wonder these notable and major organizations call this home.

Major Employers in Newport News

  • Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • Riverside Health System
  • Army & Air Force Exchange Service
  • Canon Virginia
  • United Parcel Service
  • Ferguson Enterprises/Wolseley North America
  • Jefferson Lab
  • High Liner Foods, Inc

Major Employers across Hampton Roads

  • Sentara Healthcare
  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard
  • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
  • NASA Langley Research Center
  • Old Dominion University
  • The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
  • Bank of America
  • Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System
  • Smithfield Foods, Inc
  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
  • GEICO Direct
  • BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair
  • Measurement Specialties, Inc
  • Gwanltney of Smithfield, Inc
  • PRA, Associates
  • College of William & Mary