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Thank you for choosing Hampton! As a robust waterfront city in southeastern Virginia, it has caught the attention of top businesses and developers from around the country. 
Anchored by aerospace and defense facilities, major medical centers, and higher education, Hampton attracts a highly educated workforce and high-tech businesses to its business parks, Downtown, and Coliseum Central Business District. Combine Hampton's location, abundant waterfront, thriving business clusters, successful retail developments, and it's easy to see why so many companies are choosing Hampton.
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Minority, women-owned businesses earn greater share of city dollars
Dec. 10, 2014 - Since its first procurement disparity study in 2006, Hampton has dramatically increased the share of business that goes to minority- and women-owned companies, according to the most recent study. News release
Hampton tops for information, communications technology
Nov. 13, 2014 – Hampton has been named one of the top cities in the country for best practices in public sector information and communications technology. The city has been in the top 10 of the Digital Cities Survey for 13 of the past 14 years. News release
M2 Pictures celebrated the opening of their state-of-the-art production facility
M2 Pictures, a TV show production firm in downtown Hampton, celebrated the grand opening of its new studio in the 100-year-old former post office building on Friday, November 14. Daily Press article
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