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 Trade (VALET) program. The VALET program assists companies in the Commonwealth that are committed to international exporting as a growth strategy. To participate, each business must meet both quantitative and qualitative selection criteria. Participating firms are chosen based on their dedication to growing export sales. To date, 348 Virginia companies have been accepted to participate in the VALET program.

“Increasing trade and trade-related jobs in Virginia are among VEDP’s top priorities,” said VEDP Executive Vice President Jason El Koubi. “Executed by our world-class International Trade team, the VALET program has a proven track record of helping Virginia businesses increase their export sales, contributing economic growth and ensuring that Virginia remains competitive in the global marketplace.”

“The VALET program puts participating companies on the fast track to international business growth by connecting them with the necessary tools for successful international sales,” said Stephanie Agee, Vice President of International Trade. “We are excited to welcome INIT into the VALET Program and look forward to working with them over the course of the next two years.”

Currently, the VALET program has 44 companies as participants. The program provides participating companies with export planning services and assistance from a team of experienced international service providers to help meet the companies’ international business goals. These private sector service providers contribute essential expertise to assist companies in executing export plans and include attorneys, web designers, bankers, translators, accountants, and freight forwarders.

The Commonwealth of Virginia exports more than $35 billion in goods and services annually. Exports of Virginia’s products and services to the world are vital to the growth of the Commonwealth, supporting more than 257,000 jobs and generating $2 billion in annual tax revenue. VEDP offers numerous programs to assist Virginia companies with selling into the global marketplace and has a network of international market research consultants covering more than 70 countries around the globe.

INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc.       

INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. develops intelligent transportation system solutions for public transit in North America. It offers system design, software and hardware development, electronics design, and system implementation services. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is based in Chesapeake, Virginia. For more information, please visit http://www.initusa.com.

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1995 to encourage, stimulate, and support the development and expansion of the economy of the Commonwealth. To accomplish its objectives of promoting economic expansion within the Commonwealth, the Partnership focuses its efforts on business recruitment, expansion and international trade development.

For more information on the VALET Program, visit http://exportvirginia.org/services/programs-grants/

To see the full press release from VEDP, please click here.

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Notice of Economic Development Authority Meeting Change

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The Economic Development Authority will have a scheduled meeting for December 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm. The location of the meeting has been changed to MBP Office at 676 Independence Parkway, Suite 220, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320. For additional information, please contact Steven Wright at 382-8040.

Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC)

The November EDAC meeting will be held at Jo-Kell, Inc. on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 8:00 – 9:00 am. Members of the City of Chesapeake’s IT Department will lead the informational meeting to hear about the City’s Broadband plans.

To RSVP, please click here.

 

Jo-Kell, Inc.

628 Innovation Drive, Chesapeake VA 23320

 

Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC)

The October EDAC meeting will be held at USUI International Corporation on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 8:00 – 9:00 am.
USUI International Corporation is located at 3824 Cook Boulevard, Chesapeake VA 23323.
In honor of Manufacturing Week, USUI International Corporation will be giving all attendees a tour of their site.
Space is limited – please respond in order to ensure your entry for the tour.

To RSVP, please click here.

Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC)

The September EDAC meeting will be held at the Chesapeake Conference Center on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 8:00 – 9:00 am.

Our guest speaker will be Jim Baker, City Manager for the City of Chesapeake.  At this special EDAC presentation, Mr. Baker will share his observations on the past 6 years as well as his vision for Chesapeake’s future.

To RSVP, please click here.

Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC)

The August EDAC meeting will be held at the Chesapeake Central Library on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 8:00 – 9:00 am.

Our guest speaker will be Jaleh Shea, Director of Planning for the City of Chesapeake, and will provide attendees with an update on the Great Bridge Village Project

To RSVP, please click here.

Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC)

The July EDAC meeting will be held at the Cox Communication Building located on Crossways Boulevard on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 8:00 – 9:00 am.

Our guest speaker will be Chris Lloyd, Senior Vice President and Director of Infrastructure & Economic Development at McGuireWoods Consulting.  He will be giving a general assembly update.

To Register, please click here.

Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC)

The June EDAC meeting will be held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Chesapeake on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 8:00 – 9:00 am.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Bob McNab, Director of the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis & Policy at Old Dominion University, and he will be providing a mid-year economic forecast for the Hampton Roads region.

To Register, please click here.

Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC)

The May EDAC meeting will be held at the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 8:00 – 9:00 am.

Our guest speaker will be Lin Olsen, Executive Director from the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation, to discuss the newly constructed Park & Museum and Visitor Center.

To RSVP, click here.