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Hampton, a robust waterfront city in southeastern Virginia, has caught the attention of top businesses and developers from around the country. In fact, some of the most successful and innovative companies in their industries are investing in Hampton right now. So, why has this urban waterfront city become a hot spot on the east coast?

Hampton has a unique mix of growing and established business clusters strategically designed to succeed. Their prosperity is due, in part, to local and regional assets, a highly educated workforce, competitive incentives, and state-of-the-art business parks.

In addition to a great business climate, Hampton's unique location in the center of Hampton Roads is attracting some of the nation's most successful housing, retail, and hotel developers. They see a city dedicated to improving its quality of life and making Hampton a regional entertainment and shopping destination. Combine Hampton's location, abundant waterfront, successful business clusters, unique housing and retail developments, and it's easy to see why so many companies are investing in Hampton. Join the best. Invest in Hampton.

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Hampton Department of Economic Development
One Franklin Street, Suite 600
Hampton, VA 23669
Telephone: (800) 555-3930 or (757) 727-6237
Fax: (757) 727-6895
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Staff  Phone  Email 
Leonard L. Sledge
 (757) 728-5165  
Brenda Bailey
Administrative Assistant
 (757) 728-5140  
Susan Borland
Senior Business Development Manager
 (757) 728-5149  
Pam Croom
Contract Compliance Specialist
 (757) 728-5171  
Daniel Girouard
Asset Manager 
 (757) 728-5169  
Teresa Hudgins
Administrative and Financial Manager
 (757) 728-5162  
Amy Jordan
Redevelopment Manager
 (757) 728-5147  
Steven Lynch
Senior Business Development Manager
 (757) 728-5168
Jocelyn Boyer
Business Development Coordinator – Research & Marketing 
 (757) 728-5173  
Terri McCann
Business Development Manager, Enterprise Zone Administrator
 (757) 728-5122
Jessica Spencer
Minority Business Coordinator 
 (757) 728-5179  
Mike Yaskowsky, CEcD
Business Development Manager
 (757) 728-5166