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Based on the city’s proactive business attraction efforts, Chesapeake has grown more than $270 million in business investments and created 1,686 new jobs and saved more than 1,000 in the last year. Six major business districts are concentrated in the northern half of the city, comprising one of the strongest business climates in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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  • Available Sites

    With 353 square miles of land area, there are many real estate opportunities available to meet the needs of any business, retailer, or corporation.

  • Demographics

    Chesapeake boasts the third-largest population in the state of Virginia. With over 223,000 people, our city offers a diverse community.

  • Workforce

    A motivated, capable workforce replenished each year by approximately 30,000 exiting military service members and graduating college students.

  • Businesses

    The area has achieved great success in recruiting and retaining new and existing companies that have made an impact and have a strong community presence.

  • Transportation

    A regional transportation hub comprised of highways, rail service, international air service, and one of the most important commercial shipping ports worldwide.