Distribution & Logistics

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DISTRIBUTION + LOGISTICS IN HAMPTON ROADS, VA

Located in southeastern Virginia, Hampton Roads is a diverse region offering a variety of lifestyles and assets for individuals, businesses and organizations of every variety. Residents can choose from an urban setting, a suburban neighborhood or a rural environment while enjoying an average commute of less than 25 minutes. Home to the deepest natural harbor and the fastestgrowing port on the East Coast, Hampton Roads offers convenient access to the world’s markets via its integrated transportation network connecting the seaport to interstate highways and rail services. Located midway between Maine and Florida, the region’s central location provides access to 47% of the U.S. population — more than 130 million consumers — within a day’s drive.

HAMPTON ROADS, VA

INDUSTRY LEADERS

Hampton Roads Alliance

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metropolitan Statistical Area

www.HamptonRoadsAlliance.com

March 2022


WAGES & OCCUPATIONS Boston Detroit New York Chicago

Cleveland

With 21,900+ industry employees, the region offers quality talent at an affordable cost. MEAN HOURLY WAGES FOR TOP DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS OCCUPATIONS

Philadelphia Baltimore

Washington D.C.

$25.95 Industrial Machinery Mechanics

$12.92

Raleigh Charlotte Atlanta

Conveyor Operators and Tenders Charleston

$20.00 Norfolk Southern CSX

Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Jacksonville Orlando

$13.63 Machine Feeders and Offbearers

$18.69 Miami

TRANSPORTATION AND CONNECTIVITY The region is served by CSX & Norfolk Southern and is augmented by short line rail partners. On-dock rail is offered at two of the Port of Virginia’s terminals. An integrated network of interstates and highways connect Hampton Roads to major U.S. markets. Over $12.5 billion will be spent by 2027 to improve the region’s infrastructure. I-64 provides a loop around Hampton Roads before heading west to Richmond. Routes 58 & 460 serve as direct connectors to north-south Interstates I-85/I-95. Route 13 reduces a trip to the Northeast by 90 miles by providing a short-cut through Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Hampton Roads is home to The Port of Virginia — and four of its six terminals — with 50-foot channels and no overhead restrictions. The port is connected to 200+ countries around the world through 30 shipping lines.

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

$13.00 Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers

WORKFORCE 21,000+ military personnel exit the services annually in the state of Virginia. 15,000+ military personnel exit the services annually in the Hampton Roads region.

71%

of Virginia’s exiting military are located in Hampton Roads.

In Hampton Roads, the following occupations grew an average of 26% over last decade (2011-2021) and are forecast to grow by an additional 5% by 2026. • Physical Distribution and Logistics Consulting • Packing and Crating • General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance • General Warehousing and Storage • Inland Water Passenger Transportation • Marine Cargo Handling

• Freight Transportation Arrangement • Couriers and Express Delivery Services • Farm Product Warehousing and Storage • Specialized Freight Trucking, Long-Distance • All Other Support Activities for Transportation


Logisticians boasts a regional LQ of 2.32, more than twice as concentrated as the national average. INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHTS

Cornerstone Systems, a Memphis based 3PL, is an integrated logistics services company serving a wide range of industries from food and beverage to solar projects. It is no wonder the company has grown in Hampton Roads where the logistics industry cluster is integrated with the many shipping lines, experienced workforce, and port related facilities here in the region. From its Portsmouth, Virginia office, Cornerstone is moving commerce from coast to coast every day and representing the global economy embedded in the region.

THE PORT OF VIRGINIA The Port of Virginia is a significant economic force supporting jobs and commerce across Hampton Roads, Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic.

$1.5B 3.2M 1 in 10

in infrastructure expansions through 2024 TEU throughput in 2021 jobs in Virginia are tied to port-realted activities.

6 terminals in Virginia

10% year-over-year TEU growth 50-foot shipping channels, with congressional authorization for 55-feet

2.5 hours to open sea

Zero air-draft restrictions

The Port of Virginia and Camp Community College partnered to open the Regional Warehouse and Distribution Training Facility in Franklin, VA. The goal of this facility is to align students’ skills to the growing needs of employers within Distribution & Logistics industries. This innovative training center’s programs include: Warehouse and Distribution Foundations, Logistics Management Career Studies, and Certified Logistics Technicians. The facility has 5,000 square feet of training space and serves 300 students annually.

34% of cargo arrives/departs by rail, the most of any U.S. East Coast port 36,800 linear feet, almost 30 miles of on-dock rail track

140+ direct weekly routes


TALENT & HIGHER ED.

VIRGINIA TALENT ACCELERATOR

The Virginia Talent Accelerator Program provides world-class training and recruitment solutions that are customized to a company’s unique operations, equipment, standards and culture. All services are provided at no cost to qualified new and expanding companies as an incentive for job creation.

Programs at Virginia’s colleges & universities focus on training and skills development for the distribution and logistics industry. In Hampton Roads, Old Dominion University’s Maritime and Supply Chain Management program is designed to provide students with an integrated working knowledge of maritime operations and supply chain management. It is the only undergraduate major of its kind east of the Mississippi River and graduates will be able to meet the needs of regional, national and international shipping, transportation and distribution industries.

Hampton Roads is home to 12 colleges & universities, 21 trade & technical schools, 138,000+ students and 1,800+ annual graduates in production-related programs.

PORT TERMINALS 64

13

NEWPORT NEWS MARINE TERMINAL

17 James City County

NORFOLK INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL

Williamsburg

VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY

York County 64

PORTSMOUTH MARINE TERMINAL 85

Newport News

Poquoson

13 Hampton 64

Isle of Wight

664

460

95

Norfolk Portsmouth

264

464

Virginia Beach

64

58

Southampton

Chesapeake

58

Franklin

Suffolk

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The Hampton Roads Alliance is dedicated to assisting you with your business investment or expansion needs across our 14 localities. The decision to invest in a new or expanded operation is never taken lightly. Our goal is to match the business needs required for your company to be successful with the assets found in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Our objective is to facilitate the evaluation process and provide powerful tools that save you time and money as you seek to locate your new business operations in Hampton Roads. Connect with us today.

HAMPTON ROADS

Growing the 757. Growing Virginia.

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101 W. Main St., Suite 1000 • Norfolk, VA 23510 757-627-2315 • info@757alliance.com www.HamptonRoadsAlliance.com