Introducing eBUILD

eBUILD delivers 24/7 web access to the planning, development, and permits application process. Take advantage of eBUILD and do the following: Apply for over seventy different types of permits and services Submit both engineering and construction plans for review and approval and allow digital mark-up capability Track the status of your projects from site plan […]

Ribbon Cuttings November 2015

Congratulations to our new businesses that had Ribbon Cuttings in the month of November! Reginella’s Trattoria & Pizzeria 109 Volvo Parkway Chesapeake, VA 23320 (757) 410-4979 Spring of Life Chiropractic 1101 Battlefield Blvd N Chesapeake, VA 23320 (757) 560-7987  

Tri-City Partnership Supports High Schools Students Interested in Mechatronics

Thanks to a new partnership with Chesapeake Public Schools, Tidewater Community College and the City of Chesapeake, 27 high school freshmen will prepare to launch into an in-demand career in Mechatronics right after high school. The new dual-enrollment program began this fall with a mentor matching event on Oct. 30, 2015, which gave students the […]

The Roaring 20

Congratulations to Military Resale Solutions for being named as one of the fastest growing companies in Hampton Roads by Inside Business & Cherry Bekaert, LLP.  We are proud of our Chesapeake business!

14th Annual Chesapeake Business Appreciation Golf Classic


Gu’s House of Beads Ribbon Cutting

Chesapeake, VA – Gu’s Haus of Beads will proudly cut the ribbon on its new Greenbrier location on April 3rd, 2014. The ribbon cutting event will be held at 510 Kempsville, Suite H, Chesapeake, VA 23320. The celebration festivities kick-off at 11:00 a.m. with light refreshments and a beading demonstration immediately following. City officials, business […]

Chesapeake Economic Development Launches Free Mobile App

Chesapeake Economic Development Launches Free Mobile App Chesapeake – Today The Chesapeake Economic Development Department officially launched its ChesVA Biz app which is available with download on the Economic Development website ( and through the iTunes or Google Play stores. App users are instantly granted access to the location of Chesapeake’s available properties and urgent […]

Oceaneering International Expands in Chesapeake

Governor McDonnell Announces Oceaneering International to Invest and Expand in City of Chesapeake ~Company to enhance operations, creating approximately 70 new jobs and retaining more than 460 jobs~ RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE:OII), a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products primarily to the offshore oil and gas […]

Troy University Reopening

Troy University’s Grand Reopening in Chesapeake Chesapeake, VA – Troy University is proud to announce its Grand Reopening and Ribbon-Cutting ceremony in Chesapeake from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24,2013. City officials, media representatives, as well as the public are invited to attend. Following the formal ceremony, guests are invited to enjoy […]

Chesapeake Launches South Norfolk Website

Chesapeake Economic Development Launches South Norfolk Business Website Chesapeake – The Chesapeake Economic Development Department announces today the official launch of, a website devoted to increasing the awareness of the opportunities for enterprise in the South Norfolk branch of the City of Chesapeake. In many cases, a website is a user’s first impression, even […]

2013 Chesapeake Business of the Year

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America and Enviva LP Named the 2013 Chesapeake Businesses of the Year Chesapeake – In recognition of the Virginia Business Appreciation Week celebrated in early June, the Chesapeake Economic Development is pleased to announce our 2013 Business of the Year recipients. Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America is the Chesapeake Economic Development […]

2013 Chesapeake Business River Stars

Saluting the finest environmental stewards on the Elizabeth Since the 1997 launch of the River Stars business partnership with The Elizabeth River Project pollution has reduced 281 million pounds, 1,247 acres of wildlife habitat restored or conserved and more than a billion pounds of other materials have been reduced, recycled or reused! Best of the […]