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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Huntington Ingalls to build unmanned systems center in Hampton, create 250 jobs

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Sept. 22, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls announced today the company plans to build an Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence in Hampton, which will create more than 250 jobs.

Gov. Ralph Northam, who made the announcement, noted that Huntington Ingalls...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 21, 2020

State expands criteria for Rebuild VA grants for small businesses

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Sept. 21, 2020 - Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Rebuild VA, the $70 million economic recovery fund launched in August, is expanding its eligibility criteria to allow more small businesses to apply. Businesses that received funding from the federal Coro...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

$1.5 Million CARES Act grant awarded to benefit Hampton, Newport News business

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Aug. 20, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Commerce, through its Economic Development Administration, awarded $1.5 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant funding for the benefit of small businesses in Newport News and Hampton. The award was ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Gov. Northam comes to Phoebus to announce a $70 million program for small businesses

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July 27, 2020 – Gov. Ralph Northam came to Hampton today to announce a $70 million state program that is targeted to help small businesses, especially those that are minority- or women-owned.

The Rebuild VA Grant Fund will help small businesses a...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Start Peninsula is back this year for its 9th annual year

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June 24, 2020 - Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its ninth annual year in 2020. Beginning next month, Start Peninsula will begin a series of three micropitch competitions held on July 14, September 22 and October 13. At each ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Restaurants, here's how to apply for a temporary outdoor dining area

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May 15, 2020 - Beginning today, Virginia restaurants are allowed to seat customers in outdoor seating if they already have approved sites. Those who don’t, and those who want expanded areas, can fill out a simple permit application that Hampton ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Let your customers know your business status during this changing environment

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April 7, 2020 - Hampton businesses are making changes to adapt to the coronavirus. Here’s a quick way to let your customers know about such things as modified hours, online only, takeout, special hours for seniors, etc. 

Go here and clic...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Hampton’s Sentara Careplex Hospital is listed in the top 5% of hospitals in the nation

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Feb. 14, 2020 - Hampton’s Sentara Careplex Hospital is among the top 250 of hospitals in the nation for overall clinical excellence, according to the healthgrades website.

Healthgrades’ list is based solely on clinical quality outcomes ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Home- Based Business 2020 Lunch & Learn Series

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July 20, 2020 - Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the Virtual Home-Based Business 2020 Lunch & Learn Series. This event takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from Noon - 1:00 P.M. Each monthly session will feature virtual netwo...

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Economic Development
Posted on: January 10, 2020

City, HRT join forces to offer training program to help residents get commercial driver's license

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Jan. 10 2020 - Hampton’s WorkOne Center and Hampton Roads Transit have joined forces to offer HRT DriveNOW, a training program for eligible Hampton residents that will let them earn a learner’s commercial driver’s license, a Career Readiness Certificate a...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 26, 2019

Governor renews Hampton Enterprise Zone, which includes grants for new or expanding businesses

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Dec. 26, 2019 - Hampton’s Urban area Enterprise Zone has been renewed for five more years, Gov. Ralph Northam announced this week. Enterprise Zones allow businesses that are located in key areas and added qualifying jobs or property investments to receive...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Magazine names Economic Development's Charles Rigney 'one of 100 people to meet in 2020'

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Dec. 3, 2019 - Hampton Economic Development Director Charles Rigney was recently named one of Virginia Business Magazine's "100 people to meet in 2020." Chosen by the magazine editors, the 100 are described as "interesting, innovative and v...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Ready to be an entrepreneur? Get mentoring and compete for funding at Start Peninsula

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Oct. 2, 2019 - Ready to move your business idea from concept to launch? Start Peninsula allows you to pitch your idea, get some help refining it, and potentially earn one of three  $5,000 prizes.

This year's Start Peninsula competition will be hel...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Join 'Blue View' and help police protect your business and others in Hampton

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Dec. 11, 2018 - Your business can contribute to a safer and stronger community by becoming a part of Hampton's new Blue View program.

Blue View allows your business to share live security camera video with the Hampton Police Department's Real Time Informat...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Hampton's new WorkOne Center opened Friday morning at Y.H. Thomas complex

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Nov. 30, 2018 - More than 50 people attended the grand opening Friday morning of Hampton's new WorkOne Center at the Y.H. Thomas complex, 1300 Thomas St.

The center is part of Workforce Hampton, a city initiative that makes resources and services more acce...

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