Entries by Chesapeake Economic Development

June EDAC Meeting (Economic Development Advisory Committee)

The June Economic Development Advisory Committee’s meeting will focus on transportation projects located in the City of Chesapeake. Our guest speaker will be Bob Crum, Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission. We look forward to you joining us via Zoom on Friday, June 12th, at 10:30 a.m. for an informational meeting. If […]

May EDAC Meeting (Economic Development Advisory Committee)

In lieu of meeting in person, join Chesapeake Economic Development as we host a meeting for the Chesapeake Business Community. Our guest speaker will be Chris Lloyd, Senior Vice President & Director of Infrastructure & Economic Development at McGuire Woods Consulting who will be giving a Virginia General Assembly update. We look forward to you joining us […]

April EDAC Meeting (Economic Development Advisory Committee)

In lieu of meeting in person, join Chesapeake Economic Development as we host a meeting for the Chesapeake Business Community. During this meeting, we will hear from the City Manager, Christopher Price. Additionally, Joey Barnes from Virginia Community Capital will speak to how his institution can help businesses affected by COVID-19. Our third guest, Jim […]

A Message to our Business Community from the City of Chesapeake’s Economic Development Director Steven Wright

Dear Chesapeake Business Community, The Economic Development Department understands that the Coronavirus will present significant challenges to many of our businesses. The department, as well as the entire City of Chesapeake, is committed to providing assistance to those affected. While the Chesapeake Economic Development Office will be closed to the public through March 27, 2020, […]

Amazon to Bring State-of-the-Art Facility to Chesapeake’s Western Branch Business District

Amazon to Bring State-of-the-Art Facility to Chesapeake’s Western Branch Business District (Chesapeake, VA) March 10, 2020—The City is pleased to announce that Amazon will be bringing a 650,000 square foot import processing center to the Western Branch Business District. A first of its kind in the State of Virginia, this operational facility will employ 500 […]

PRESS RELEASE: Total Fiber Recovery to Invest $49 Million and Create 68 New Jobs

Mixed Paper Recycling Company, Total Fiber Recovery, Plans to Invest $49 Million and Create 68 New Jobs in the City of Chesapeake (Chesapeake, VA.) February 28, 2020 — Oregon-based, Total Fiber Recovery (TFR) will invest $49 Million and create 68 new jobs with an average salary of $48,000 in the City of Chesapeake. Led by […]

Chesapeake 20th Annual Golf Classic

Join Chesapeake Economic Development for the 20th Annual Business Appreciation Golf Classic on Friday, May 8, 2020 at the Chesapeake Golf Club. Registration begins at 8:00 am – Shotgun start at 9:00 am – Captain’s Choice. For additional Sponsorship & Registration information, please contact Sherry Barnette. or visit our page at chesapeakeva.biz/Golf2020

City of Chesapeake Company Selected to Participate in Virginia’s VALET Program

City of Chesapeake Company Selected to Participate in Virginia’s VALET Program Two-year export program provides resources to support international business expansion January 16, 2020 RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced the acceptance of INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc., a City of Chesapeake company, into its two-year Virginia Leaders in Export […]