Local Tax Comparisons FY 2018-2019

A Survey of Rates for Major Local Revenue Sources in Selected Virginia Cities and Counties for the Fiscal Year 2018-2019. Prepared by Budget Department, City of Chesapeake, July 2018. Click here to view report.

Dollar Tree | Family Dollar Career Fair

Dollar Tree | Family Dollar Corporate will be holding a Career Fair on Saturday, January 26, 2018, at 500 Volvo Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320. There will be a variety of employment opportunities for their newly constructed International Headquarters.

For more details, click here.

Notice of Economic Development Authority Meeting Change

Notice of Meeting Change

Economic Development Authority
The Economic Development Authority will have a CALL MEETING on Thursday August 2, 2018 at 2pm at 676 Independence Parkway, Suite 200, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320.

For additional information, please contact Steven Wright at 382-8040.

Agronomic Lawn Management opens facility in Chesapeake’s Oakbrooke Business & Technology Center

Chesapeake, Virginia – June 14th marked a special day for Craig Zeigler founder of Agronomic Lawn Management (ALM). Founding his company in 1998, Zeigler has provided his customers with what he considers the best lawn care services in Virginia. Now a permanent neighbor in Oakbrooke Business and Technology Center, Craig is equipped better than ever to service his customers and educate his employees.

ALM’s foundation rests on two core values close to Zeigler, education and service. His dedication to continuing education is strong, he sends his employees to courses taught from Virginia Tech’s Turf Grass Management Department. Zeigler speaks to his commitment by stating, “I believe in our line of work the employee is our storefront. When he or she meets a potential customer on their lawn he must be very knowledgeable on what he is talking about, if not it can make the company look very bad. Another positive is when you spend the money investing in that employee they realize how much you care and want them to succeed”. Employees have seen the benefits as well. Dustin, an employee of ALM states, “The education ALM gives me allows me to have the confidence I need to speak to the customer”.

The company chose Chesapeake for its headquarters because of its central location to the Southside of Hampton Roads. Zeigler loves being in Oakbrooke Business and Technology Center because of its peaceful setting. The construction of this new facility was done during a busy season for ALM, however with the help of the Chesapeake Economic Development Department the permitting process was smooth and ALM could still service lawns without missing a beat.
Investing over $3 Million and creating 35 new jobs, this operations is one of the latest additions to the business park. Receiving $75,000 from the Chesapeake Economic Development Authority, ALM now occupies its brand new 20,000 square foot facility.
Pictured Left to Right:
Desiree Zeigler; Vonda Chappell, Chesapeake Economic Development Authority; Austin Zeigler; Bonny Zeigler; Kevin Cosgrove, Chesapeake Economic Development Authority; Mayor Rick West; Craig Zeigler, President of ALM; Bryan Raehl, General Manager; Chris Zeigler, Vice President of ALM; & Pastor Jack Davis

Notice of Economic Development Authority Meeting Change

Notice of Meeting Change

Economic Development Authority
The Economic Development Authority will have a CALL MEETING on Tuesday, May
8, 2018 at 2pm at 676 Independence Parkway, Suite 200, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320.

For additional information, please contact Steven Wright at 382-8040.

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Chesapeake Economic Development 2018 Annual Report

The Chesapeake Economic Development 2018 Annual Report

A New $300 Million Urban Mixed-Use Center Comes to Chesapeake, VA

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Summit Pointe Realty, LLC today unveils plans for the continued development of Summit Pointe, Chesapeake’s newest, largest and tallest urban lifestyle community. Representing a projected investment of over $300 million of development in multiple phases, this first phase emphasizes a new form of urban living, workplace solutions, entertainment and shopping options.

The iconic high-rise office tower under construction at Summit Pointe is the world headquarters for Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), comprising 510,000 square feet of state-of-the-art workspace. Scheduled for completion in the summer of 2018, this will be the tallest office tower in Chesapeake, visible from Interstate 64. The adjacent parking deck with public parking contains 1,500 spaces.

Uniquely designed workplaces and residences over ground floor shops and restaurants will frame the tree-lined Belaire Avenue, a gathering place for new entertainment and dining options in the region. Outdoor musical events, festivals and other functions will enliven the urban experience in the piazza nestled within the heart of Summit Pointe.

“The Summit Pointe experience will offer workers, residents and visitors a dynamic social environment unmatched in the region. Upscale offices and residences, cafes, a boutique hotel choice and unique retailers will blend together to create the Summit Pointe experience. This is the beginning of a new downtown in Greenbrier for Chesapeake,” stated Rick West, Mayor of Chesapeake, Virginia.

Additional new development will include upscale residential communities with unequaled lifestyle amenities containing at least 600 units, over 100,000 square feet of new retail and restaurant spaces, at least 100,000 square feet of traditional and modern workspaces, and a boutique hotel.

“Great companies are attracted to great places. We are building a dynamic campus environment at Summit Pointe. This project will enable our company, the City of Chesapeake, and the entire Hampton Roads region to attract top-tier talent and grow the workforce and business landscape of the future,” stated Bob Sasser, Dollar Tree’s Executive Chairman.

Summit Pointe is presently zoned to develop 1.0 million square feet of office space, over 1,400 residences, up to 500,000 square feet of retail space, and 250,000 square feet of hospitality and conference space.

For more details about Summit Pointe, please visit: https://www.summitpointeva.com/

Governor McAuliffe Announces Electric Motor & Contracting to Invest $3 Million to Expand in the City of Chesapeake

~Company to retrain 130 employees with support from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program~

JANUARY 12, 2018 – Electric Motor & Contracting (EMC) will invest $3 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Chesapeake. The company has constructed a state-of-the-art, 22,500-square-foot expansion to its existing nuclear services building, which is used for servicing highly engineered critical rotating equipment for the commercial nuclear power industry. In addition, 130 existing employees will be retrained to optimize the operations of the new expansion.
Established in 1960, Electric Motor & Contracting remains one of the largest independently owned full-service electric motor and pump repair/remanufacture facilities in the United States. EMC’s main campus in Chesapeake acts as headquarters operating full service motor, pump, and switchgear repair divisions.
“EMC is proud to maintain its roots in Chesapeake, where we have had the opportunity to expand both our business offerings and campus,” said EMC’s Vice President Don Vivier. “The number one asset and leading source for our growth has been our people. Knowing this, EMC is motivated to support its people by investing in workforce development. We have recently worked with the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry on establishing a registered apprenticeship, which is being rolled out in Q1 of 2018. For this we worked with Tidewater Community College on developing related instruction curriculum. Building a pipeline of workforce talent and enhancing a proven incumbent workforce is paramount to EMC’s continued growth and success.”