Food & Beverage

What Newport News Brings to the Table

The City of Newport News, Virginia is where quality natural ingredients, innovative technologies and passionate people come together to produce delicious food and beverages. As part of Virginia’s $25.2 billion food and beverage industry, processors in Newport News enjoy an optimal location with easy access to some of the country’s most populated metros via extensive highway and rail systems. With close proximity to world-class facilities at The Port of Virginia, reaching international markets and supply chains is just as easy. When combined with a regional labor force of nearly 850,000 and a reasonable cost of doing business, Newport News provides all the ingredients a food processor needs to be successful.

A Port Prepared to Move Ingredients and Finished Foods

The Port of Virginia sails past others with superior service.

  • USDA’s Southeast In-Transit Cold Treatment Program for accepting imported perishable cargo
  • Channel dredging to 55 feet
  • Channel widening for 2-way traffic

A Workforce Hungry for Opportunities

Newport News is an integral part of the Hampton Roads regional labor market.

A Favorable Business Climate

Newport News is a profitable place for business.

  • Access to Foreign Trade Zone to reduce, eliminate or delay U.S. Customs duties
  • Right-to-work state following an “at-will” doctrine

Food & Beverage Processing Industry

Major food and beverage brands choose Newport News, Virginia and the industry is constantly expanding. Take advantage of everything your peers have already found here.

Major Employers

An Ecosystem Offering Processors Everything from Ingredients to Packaging and Warehousing