Notice of Economic Development Authority Meeting

NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE

Economic Development Authority

Due to the COVID-19 virus, a number of special arrangements are being made for this meeting, including ensuring that members of the EDA and the Economic Development Staff Members are able to maintain social distancing.

The Economic Development Authority will have a scheduled meeting on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be a Video-Conference meeting in order to maintain social distancing.

To join the meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83795546482?pwd=VURHdC9lNzZzNjZSeGRCYmJTTlRNdz09#success

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Please visit our website for all updates and future meetings.

For questions or additional information, contact Steven Wright at (757)-382-8040.

Notice of Economic Development Authority Meeting

NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE

Economic Development Authority

Due to the COVID-19 virus, a number of special arrangements are being made for this meeting, including ensuring that members of the EDA and the Economic Development Staff Members are able to maintain social distancing.

The Economic Development Authority will have a scheduled meeting on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be a Video-Conference meeting in order to maintain social distancing.

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuc-6gpjgjHNIMtGNcE8QZcvaRZQ4wyl6P

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Please visit our website for all updates and future meetings.

For questions or additional information, contact Steven Wright at (757)-382-8040.

Notice of Economic Development Authority Meeting

NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE

Economic Development Authority

The Economic Development Authority will have a scheduled meeting on October 15, 2020 at 3:00pm. The location for the meeting has been changed to Liberty Executive Park II, 1301 Executive Boulevard, on the 2nd floor, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320.

Please visit our website for all updates and future meetings.

For questions or additional information, contact Steven Wright at (757)-382-8040.

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Notice of Economic Development Authority Meeting

NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE

Economic Development Authority

The Economic Development Authority will have a scheduled meeting on September 17, 2020 at 3:00pm. The location for the meeting has been changed to Liberty Executive Park II, 1301 Executive Boulevard, on the 2nd floor, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320.

Please visit our website for all updates and future meetings.

For questions or additional information, contact Steven Wright at (757)-382-8040.

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Notice of Economic Development Authority Meeting

NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE

Economic Development Authority

The Economic Development Authority will have a scheduled meeting for Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 3:00 pm.

The location of the meeting has been changed to Chesapeake City Hall at 306 Cedar Road, Human Resources Training Room on the 4th floor, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322.

Please visit our website for all updates and future meetings.

For questions or additional information, contact Steven Wright at (757)-382-8040.

Notice of Economic Development Authority Meeting

NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE

Economic Development Authority

The Economic Development Authority will have a scheduled meeting for Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 3:00 pm.

The location of the meeting has been changed to the City of Chesapeake’s Council Chambers located within City Hall.  The Council Chambers are located on the first floor of the City Hall Municipal Building.  The address is 306 Cedar Road, Chesapeake Virginia 23322.

Please visit our website for all updates and future meetings.

For questions or additional information, contact Steven Wright at (757)-382-8040.

Notice of Economic Development Authority Meeting

NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE

Economic Development Authority

The Economic Development Authority meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020, is canceled.

Please visit our website for all updates and future meetings.

 

For questions or additional information, contact Steven Wright at (757)-382-8040.

A Message to our Business Community from the City of Chesapeake’s Economic Development Director Steven Wright

Dear Chesapeake Business Community,

The Economic Development Department understands that the Coronavirus will present significant challenges to many of our businesses. The department, as well as the entire City of Chesapeake, is committed to providing assistance to those affected. While the Chesapeake Economic Development Office will be closed to the public through March 27, 2020, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments and are taking direction from City leadership. Below are several communications and resources that can help. If you need to get in contact with our department, please call 757-382-8040 or email staff directly.

Letter from the Chesapeake Health District
The Chesapeake Health District has provided a letter with resources and recommended steps of action for our business community. Please read that letter here.

EDAC
Until further notice, all EDAC’s have been canceled. Please visit our website (www.chesapeakeva.biz) and monitor email for updates on when the next meeting will be.

Business Resources
Our department will be maintaining a web page with all relevant business resources available as a result of COVID-19. Please visit that web page here: www.chesapeakeva.biz/covid19

City of Chesapeake Updates
For all City-related updates please visit: http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/

We encourage you to utilize these resources and please visit the websites daily as the latest information will be posted as we receive it.

Steven Wright

PRESS RELEASE: Total Fiber Recovery to Invest $49 Million and Create 68 New Jobs

Mixed Paper Recycling Company, Total Fiber Recovery, Plans to Invest $49 Million and
Create 68 New Jobs in the City of Chesapeake

(Chesapeake, VA.) February 28, 2020 — Oregon-based, Total Fiber Recovery (TFR) will invest $49 Million and create 68 new jobs with an average salary of $48,000 in the City of Chesapeake. Led by CEO of Bulk Handling Systems, Steve Miller and President, Eric Herbert, TFR brings together decades of experience from the paper and recycling industries. A unique and proven technological process of purifying and pulping recovered fiber will be established at this new location. The recovered fiber will then be shipped and utilized domestically and internationally to paper plants where it will be created into new products.

Chesapeake beat out locations in both Maryland and South Carolina with the assistance from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), The Port of Virginia and the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance (HREDA). Governor Northam granted $200,000 from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund (COF) to assist Chesapeake and Virginia in winning this competition.  Additionally, the City of Chesapeake will provide a $200,000 grant from its Economic Development Investment Program (EDIP). The project also qualifies for incentives from The Port of Virginia’s Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grant Program. Total Fiber Recovery will also be receiving state-funded assistance for skilled labor training as a result of the 68 new jobs the project will bring.

With plans to open in 2021, TFR will begin to process 300,000 tons of mixed paper per year. Steven Wright, Economic Development Director with the City of Chesapeake, states “This project was a big win for the City of Chesapeake. We are excited to have a sustainable company such as Total Fiber Recovery in our City.  Their significant capital investment and job creation speaks to this City’s robust economic health”.

Mayor of Chesapeake, Rick West, states, “Chesapeake residents and businesses have always taken a leading role in the push to ‘go green,’ and we are extremely pleased that Total Fiber Recovery has chosen our City as their new home. The opportunities this facility opens, not only in terms of new jobs and capital investment, but also to enhance our environmental stewardship, will pay dividends for years to come.”

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