Business Community

Chesapeake is Building dynamic industries

Chesapeake, VA, continues to build expertise across multiple industry sectors. We are focused and work daily in collaboration with regional partners, community leaders and residents to cultivate several key sections.

  • Industrial Technologies: Research, Development and Manufacturing
  • Communication Technologies
  • Knowledge Services
  • Military Support Industries
  • Healthcare Technologies
  • Automotive Parts and Equipment Manufacturing
  • Intelligent Transportation Research and Services
  • Maritime and Logistics
  • Retail Development

Learn more about Chesapeake’s Target Industries

Chesapeake has International reach

We are proud to have 68 companies from 18 different countries call Chesapeake, VA home. This city attracts some of the world’s leading companies, and for good reasons:

  • Excellent telecommunications backbone
  • Efficient transportation system of water, rail, roads and air
  • One of the safest cities in America
  • Quality of life is recognized by various national publications among the best

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Chesapeake offers diverse skill sets, advanced training and education

Chesapeake Economic Development, along with other local and regional partners throughout the state, work closely with Virginia’s Workforce Development System to provide ongoing training, education and development resources to companies located here. Through state, regional and local efforts, Virginia has cultivated one of the nation’s most diverse and well-trained workforces:

  • Top 10 in labor productivity
  • Ranked 7th in U.S. in prime working population at nearly 4.3 million
  • Half a million students enrolled in more than 93 in-state institutions of higher education
  • 25,000 doctoral scientists and engineers residing in the state – one of the highest concentrations in the country

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2007 to 2012 NAICS Code Listing

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