Posted on: April 28, 2017

At Home store officially opens as first new retailer in redeveloped Riverdale

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April 28, 2017 - City leaders - and happy shoppers - gathered to celebrate the official opening of the first At Home store on the Peninsula and the sixth in Virginia.

At Home says it stocks more than 50,000 home decor items ranging from furniture, rugs, ar...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Celebrate small businesses during National Small Business Week April 30-May 6

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April 25, 2017 - The U.S. Small Business Administration says more than half of all Americans either own or work for a small business. You can show your support for them by recognizing April 30-May 6 as National Small Business Week.

Celebrated since 19...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

City, university join to provide shuttle service downtown, elsewhere for students

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April 17, 2017 - Several local leaders were on hand Friday for the start of the Pirate Express,  a limited shuttle service for Hampton University students that will operate Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday between the campus and downtown, Walm...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Two-day event focuses on the advancement of technology and unmanned systems

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March 28, 2017 - What is the future of unmanned systems in the country and in Hampton Roads? What advanced technology and markets are available or on the horizon? Join the discussion on Thursday and Friday, April 20 and 21, when the 4th annual Jacobs Tech...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Water sports rental operation approved for Buckroe, Mill Point Park, Bluebird Gap

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March 22, 2017 - Residents and visitors will be able to rent equipment such as kayaks, boats and jet skis this summer, as part of the city's efforts to expand recreational access to the water. The company will also sell concessions and beach items.

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

$12.5 million hotel planned for Peninsula Town Center at former Macy's site

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March 21, 2017 - Hampton’s Economic Development Authority agreed Tuesday to provide a number of economic incentives to the developer of a proposed $12.5 million hotel that would be built in Peninsula Town Center on the site of the former Macy’s Department...

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News release
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire comes to the convention center on May 6

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March 16, 2017 - The  Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire comes to the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Saturday, May 6. Part science fair, part county fair, and all fun, the interactive festival will includes a wide range of unique do-it-yours...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

City seeks vendors to provide unique food, shopping experience at Buckroe Beach this summer

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March 16, 2017 - The City of Hampton is looking for pushcart and food truck vendors to take part in a new program designed to provide a unique food and recreational experience at Buckroe Beach. In addition to providing space for food vendors, the city is ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Teens, young adults encouraged to register for April job, financial reality fairs

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March 14, 2017 - Hampton's Economic Development Department has partnered with Goodwill Community Employment Center, Peninsula Worklink and the Virginia Employment Commission to organize a job fair for youth and young adults on Friday, April 7 fro...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Buckroe Beach home will be featured on HGTV show "My Lottery Dream Home"

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Jan. 3, 2017 - Hampton’s East Bay at Buckroe Beach will get national exposure as a great location for coastal living on HGTV’s “My Lottery Dream Home” this week.

The show features host David Bromstad showing homes to recent lottery winners, who can now aff...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Hampton looking to boost seasonal retail, food at Buckroe Beach

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Pop-up retail sheds, more food trucks, and vendors with carts could be boost the economy and fun this summer at Buckroe Beach.

Hampton's City Council and Economic Development Authority heard presentations in December on ways to take better serve t...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

At Home Store slated to open in Hampton in 2017

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At Home, the home décor superstore, will open at Riverpointe Shopping Center in Spring 2017. At Home is focused on providing customers with the broadest assortment of home décor products to suit any style, at any budget, for any reason to redecorate. With...

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Posted on: August 16, 2016

Armory brewpub-concert venue takes step forward

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Aug. 16, 2016 – Randy Thomas, an experienced contractor who has helped with the buildout of several breweries, says he expects a $3-million-plus brewery-restaurant-concert venue at the former Armory downtown will open by late summer or early fall of next ...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Hampton company awarded $800,000 in grants for research

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Aug. 3, 2016 - Pancopia Inc., a research and development company in Hampton, recently received a $750,000, Phase II Small Business Innovation Grant from the federal government to continue work on a prototype for wastewater treatment during space explorati...

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News release
Posted on: June 29, 2016

See why others "Choose Hampton" -- and why you should, too

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Hampton, a robust waterfront city in southeastern Virginia, has caught the attention of top businesses and developers from around the country. In fact, some of the most successful and innovative companies in their industries are investing in Hampton right...

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Hear why businesses decided to Choose Hampton
Posted on: June 6, 2016

Hampton named 25th most diverse city in U.S

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May 15, 2016 – Hampton is one of the most diverse cities in the United States, according to a recent study that considered social class, ethno-racial, economic and household diversity. The study, conducted by personal and business financial website Wallet...

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News release
Posted on: June 8, 2016

Hampton honored as top supporter of engineering program at historically black colleges, universities

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June 8, 2016 - Hampton is the only municipality recently honored as a “top supporter” of engineering programs at one of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities. The nearly 100 organizations agencies honored includes NASA and IBM.

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Posted on: August 12, 2015

TE Connectivity invests $9 million, adds 66 jobs at Hampton subsidiary

Aug. 12, 2015 - The governor’s office announced today that TE Connectivity Ltd. will invest $9 million and add 66 new jobs to expand operations at its Hampton-based subsidiary, Measurement Specialties Inc. “Building the technology and advanced manufacturi...

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Governor's announcement