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
Terminals Accommodating Break-bulk, Roll-on/Roll-off and Container Cargo
Shipping Lines with Connections to 200+ Countries
Investment in Modernization and Improvements
A Workforce Hungry for Opportunities
Newport News is an integral part of the Hampton Roads regional labor market.
Civilian Labor Market
Active-duty Personnel Transitioning Out of the Military
Students in Local Universities, Colleges and Trade Schools
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
State Corporate Income Tax
(among the nation’s lowest)
Regional Union Membership
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.