Business Community – Employers

Chesapeake’s economy is recognized as one of the strongest and most highly skilled workforces in the U.S. The area has achieved great success in recruiting and retaining new and existing companies that have an impact and strong community presence. Known for its excellent telecommunications and transportation infrastructure, Chesapeake has become a desired location for business. In fact, nearly 20 percent of the region’s largest employers are located here.

Source: VEC, 2nd Quarter 2015

Source: VEC, 2nd Quarter 2015

Top Employers by Industry


  • BECO Construction
  • Coastal Masonry
  • Concrete Placement Systems
  • Heard Concrete Construction Corporation
  • Higgerson & Buchanan Inc.
  • Kempsville Building Materials Inc.
  • McLean Contracting Company
  • Mid Eastern Builders Inc.
  • Reynolds Service Corporation
  • Sprinkle Masonry Company Inc.
  • The Contractor Yard
  • Westar Roofing Corporation




  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
  • LabCorp
  • Med Systems Associates LP
  • Sentara Home Care Services

Information Technology

  • Anteon Corporation
  • BAE Systems North America Technology Solutions Inc.
  • CACI
  • Canon Information Technology Services
  • Centurum Inc.
  • Information Systems Support Inc.


  • American GFM Corporation
  • FlowServe
  • Mitsubishi Kagaku Imaging Corporation
  • Plasser American Corporation
  • Southern Atlantic Label & Screen Printing Company Inc.
  • Usui International Corporation

Professional Services

  • LTD Management Company LLC
  • Reliance Staffing

International Employers

As one of the top eight U.S. cities for attracting international businesses, Chesapeake is home to over 50 companies representing 18 countries. Click here to view the International Companies investing in Chesapeake’s Future.

Corporate, North American and U.S. Headquarters

Chesapeake is consistently ranked as a top location to live and work. Approximately 30 corporate, U.S. or North American companies operate its headquarters from the city.

  •  Altec USA
  • American GFM
  • Block USA LP
  • Canon ITS
  • Dollar Tree Stores
  • Eltromat Electronics
  • ESKA Graphic Board USA
  • FDGM, Inc.
  • Givens, Inc.
  • Harris Publishing
  • IBS of America / JUD Corporation
  • Init
  • Kerneos
  • Lovato USA
  • Map Mobile
  • Plasser American
  • Shock Metal
  • Selenium USA
  • Sumitomo Machinery Corp. of America
  • Tecnico Corporation
  • U.S. Coast Guard Finance Center
  • Volvo Penta of the Americas
  • Yupo Corporation of America