Centrally located along the East Coast of the United States, Hampton Roads is approximately 200 miles south of Washington, D.C. This location provides businesses easy access to major North American markets. 47% of the U.S. population, approximately 128 million consumers, are within one day’s drive of Hampton Roads.

Home to over 20% of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s 8.5 million citizens, Hampton Roads is located in the southeastern corner of the state, in close proximity to other major population hubs in Virginia including Richmond, Roanoke and Charlottesville.

The Hampton Roads MSA consists of  11 cities and 9 counties with each offering its own unique assets to businesses located in the region.

Benefits for every Business
  • Port of Virginia Ranked #1 in North America for 2021 container ports
  • Expansive regional Intermodal and warehousing facilities
  • Top rated quality of life for employees and their families
  • Top-5 nationally rated “digital cities”
  • Diverse and skilled workforce
Benefits for every Startup
  • Numerous funding sources available
  • Strong startup ecosystem with StartWheel.org at its core
  • Mentoring from ideation forward
  • Numerous Incubators and Accelerators
  • Strong educational institutions
  • Technology transfer opportunities