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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Hampton home sales and average price continued to increase in March

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April 12, 2019 - The number of home sold and they price they commanded continue to rise in Hampton, according to sales data reported by the Real Estate Information Network.

Sales data from March 2019 show 209 settled sales, up 31 percent from the same mont...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Economic Development sponsors business seminar, professional headshots

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April 11, 2019 - Hampton's Economic Development Department will host a special business seminar – including free professional "headshot" photos for Small Business Picture Day  – from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 20...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Retail Revival Workshop

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The Hampton Department of Economic Development is partnering with the Hampton Roads SBDC to offer a workshop featuring retail expert Marc Willson. “Retail Revival” will address how independent retailers and restaurants can compete with...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

SAVE THE DATE - Hampton's Business Appreciation Golf Classic

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March 4, 2019 - Mark your calendars for May 16th, when Hampton's Economic Development Department host the annual Business Appreciation Golf Classic. The event will be hosted at the Hamptons Golf Course with a start time of  8 a.m. Be on the looko...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Business Exchange Hampton kicks off new speaker series with panel of successful women

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Feb. 5, 2019 - Business Exchange Hampton kicks off a new speaker series on March 7 by inviting a panel of successful women to talk about the challenges, opportunities, and lessons they have experienced in life. 

March is Women's History Month and ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Job seekers can connect with potential employers at Get Hired Job and Resource fair on Feb. 5

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Jan. 16, 2019 - Connect with businesses that are hiring and get valuable job-seeking tips during the Get Hired Hampton Job and Resource Fair on Feb. 5 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive. More than 100 employers are already registe...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 28, 2018

Hampton's new WorkOne Center opens Jan. 7 to help unemployed, underemployed

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Dec. 28, 2018 - Hampton's new WorkOne Center at the Y.H. Thomas Complex officially opens on Jan. 7.

Located at 1300 Thomas St. on the public park side of the complex, the center will offer free educational services, occupational training and more, includin...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Join 'Blue View' and help police protect your business and others in Hampton

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Dec. 11, 2018 - Your business can contribute to a safer and stronger community by becoming a part of Hampton's new Blue View program.

Blue View allows your business to share live security camera video with the Hampton Police Department's Real Time Informat...

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Economic Development
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Virginia Enterprise Zone: How to Qualify Workshop

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The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will hold four in-depth, how-to-qualify workshops on how to apply for Virginia Enterprise Zone state incentives. These workshops will provide detailed instructions on the qualification pr...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Hampton's new WorkOne Center opened Friday morning at Y.H. Thomas complex

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Nov. 30, 2018 - More than 50 people attended the grand opening Friday morning of Hampton's new WorkOne Center at the Y.H. Thomas complex, 1300 Thomas St.

The center is part of Workforce Hampton, a city initiative that makes resources and services more acce...

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Economic Development
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Popup Hampton business offers coworking, workshops, child care Dec. 4-7

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Nov. 28,  2018 - A popup business on Fort Monroe next week in Hampton aims to combine the idea of a coworking space where work-from-home parents can find community as well as child care.

The popup week also offers business workshops and topics to ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Hampton's new WorkOne Center opens Friday, Nov. 30, at Y.H. Thomas

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Nov. 19, 2018 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck, City Manager Mary Bunting, City Council members and various city partners will be on hand Friday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m. for the grand opening of the WorkOne Center at the Y.H. Thomas Complex, 1300 Thomas St.&nb...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Business seminar will explore the role social media can play in your business

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 Oct. 22, 2018 - The next small, women, and minority owned business seminar,  themed "Social Media For Business: Choosing the Right Platform For Your Business", will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Peninsula Workfor...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 15, 2018

Transportation office, outreach commission sponsor HRBT expansion outreach

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Oct. 15, 2018 -  The Virginia Department of Transportation and Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission are sponsoring a special outreach meeting on Thursday, Oct. 25, for businesses who want to learn about opportunities for small, ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 12, 2018

City, partners sponsoring a job fair Oct. 25 highlighting jobs in Public Works

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Oct. 12, 2018 - Walk-ins are welcome and business attire is preferred when the city sponsors a job fair on Thursday, Oct. 25, that highlights employment opportunities in Hampton's Public Works Division.

The job fair will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hampton Goo...

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Economic Development
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Governor, mayor help Hampton launch new workforce development initiatives

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Sept. 7, 2018 - Hampton officially launched its new workforce development initiatives - including the ACT Work Ready Communities program - on Thursday, Sept. 6 with support and praise from state and local officials.

In video remarks, Gov. Ralph Northam not...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Sly Clyde Ciderworks grand opening is set for Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.

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Aug. 23, 2018 - Sly Clyde Ciderworks in Phoebus, which promises  "delicious hard ciders, craftily crushed from 100% Virginia apples," will have a grand opening starting at 11 a.m. Saturday morning.

 Just over a year ago, brother...

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Sentara CarePlex in Hampton named region's No. 6 hospital by U.S. News

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Aug. 20, 2018 - Sentara CarePlex Hospital was ranked No. 6 in Hampton Roads and No. 20 in Virginia, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” edition.This is the first time that the CarePlex has achieved a state and regional ranking, th...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers opens a new, improved location in downtown Hampton

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July 23, 2018 - Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is always looking for ways to better serve clients. Recently, the firm opened a new and improved Hampton location to do just that! 

The new office is in the heart of downtown Hampton  at 50 W. ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 20, 2018

State: More than $17M will be invested to establish Element hotel at Peninsula Town Center

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June 20, 2018 - Gov. Ralph S. Northam announced today that more than $17 million will be invested in Hampton to establish the new Element Hotel at Peninsula Town Center, creating 22 jobs and spurring an economic impact of more than $2 million in annual tr...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Council approves selling properties as part of 'transformative' downtown development

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June 13, 2018 - Council unanimously approved selling several properties to developers WVS Cos. and Saunders + Crouse Architects, who proposed a $35 million "transformative" development downtown that will include retail, residents and a restauran...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Hampton 1 of 8 new cities chosen for Facebook's 'Community Boost' program

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March 26, 2018 - Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck and social media giant Facebook announced that Hampton is one of eight cities chosen today to be a Facebook Community Boost site. 

Facebook is  developing the community boost program to teach dig...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Peninsula Town Center expands, bringing Sky Zone trampoline park, flooring store

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Oct. 30, 2017 – Family entertainment and more retail, as well as an apartment complex and Element Hotel, are headed to Peninsula Town Center.

At a Monday groundbreaking ceremony for a 97,000-square-foot retail building currently underway, officials announc...

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Economic Development
Posted on: October 9, 2017

Two Hampton businesses get top marks in hiring veterans in state program

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Oct. 9, 2017 - Two Hampton businesses were recently recognized by Gov. Terry McAuliffe for their ongoing commitment to creating employment opportunities for Virginia’s military veterans.

BlueForce Inc., a global professional services firm serving the feder...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Hampton computer and virtual reality company named top minority tech firm in U.S.

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Oct. 5, 2017 - A Hampton technology company, J&F Alliance Group, has been named the 2017 Minority Technology Firm of the Year by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency. Based in downtown Hampton, J&F is a software serv...

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Dozens attend official groundbreaking for new Hyatt Place Hotel in Hampton

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Sept. 14, 2017 - More than 50 people - including Mayor Donnie Tuck and City Manager Mary Bunting - were on hand Thursday morning at  the official groundbreaking for the new Hyatt Place Hotel at 1906 Coliseum Drive.

Before taking golden shovels in ...

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Economic Development
Posted on: August 28, 2017

START Peninsula gets state grant to extend entrepreneurial education, training

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Aug. 28, 2017 – Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that START Peninsula, a regional program to foster entrepreneurship, will receive $20,695 in state Building Entrepreneurial Economies grants.

START Peninsula began in 2012 as an informal entrepreneurial start­...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Smith brothers plan to make, sell hard cider in Phoebus house with deep family ties

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July 26, 2017 - Brothers with deep family ties to Hampton plan to open the region’s first hard cider production facility in the historic neighborhood of Phoebus. Governor Terry McAuliffe made it official Wednesday, noting in a news rele...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Virginia ranks 6th for economic development climate in Site Selection's Top 10 States

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May 31, 2017 – Virginia has been ranked No. 6 in the Top 10 States in Site Selection magazine’s 2017 Prosperity Cup, announced Gov. Terry McAuliffe. This represents a seven spot jump from No. 13 in 2016.

“Virginia continues to demonstrate its global compet...

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