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REIMAGINE NORFOLK 2018

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REIMAGINE NORFOLK

PORT OF VIRGINIA - 86 cranes will be arriving in the region from Poland by 2020, a $217 million investment supporting the $695 million expansion projects at VIG and NIT. Twelve arrived in January 2018

VALKYRIE ENTERPRISES - maritime and defense engineering and technical services firm located in Norfolk Industrial Park expanded its workforce by 30 in 2017

NORFOLK INTERNATIONAL TERMINALS - the $375 million expansion of the terminals is expected to be completed in 2020

TEGRA GLOBAL - acquired ArtFx, an apparel embellishment company with warehousing and distribution for NIKE, Under Armour, and others. Adding 300 jobs, expanding operations by 135,000 SF

DEAD RECKONING DISTILLERY - Veteran-owned micro-distillery produces Tidewater Rum with new products on the way. Tasting room and ABC store in house in addition to production

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COELACANTH BREWING COMPANY - Ghent’s popular brewing company is expanding to the Richmond area with its second location

COLONNA’S SHIPYARD - a 600-ft drydock was delivered from Turkey in 2017. A $23 million investment and up to 100 new jobs

AUXILIARY SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED (ASI) - this company focuses on marine repair, manufacturing and industrial trade work. ASI is adding 130 to its workforce

O’CONNOR BREWING COMPANY - expansion of machinery to accommodate 5,000 more barrels a year as well as for small batch and one-offs. Investment is approximately $500,000

MERMAID WINERY - Virginia’s first urban winery is expanding to its second location to allow for more production as well as dining. The Mermaid Winery is located in Ghent’s Palace Shops


INDUSTRIAL / MANUFACTURING

LOMBART INSTRUMENTS - distributor in Canada of ophthalmic instruments acquired Toronto-based INNOVA, the largest independent ophthalmic instruments distributor in Canada

INSTANT SYSTEMS - Gold Certified medical packaging firm expanding workforce by 72 as well as production and distribution capabilities to shorten time to market. Accepted into VEDP’s Valet program

TERRAMAR.CHILE - global sourcing and logistics company focused on aquaculture. Supplies raw material for animal feed including the salmon industry. Terramar purchased a building in Norfolk Industrial Park

CIRS - 50,000 SF headquarters and laboratory under construction. Design, manufacture and sell phantoms and simulators for use in medical imaging and radiation therapy

PSA AIRLINES - an American Airlines subsidiary leasing 49,000 SF maintenance facility for Bombardier CRJ planes at Norfolk International Airport. Opened in 2018 and to employ 80

SMARTMOUTH BREWING COMPANY - headquartered in Chelsea, the infamous can producers “born and raised in Virginia” have expanded to Virginia Beach

ARTISANAL MANUFACTURING - authentic food and beverage products continue to grow and help anchor our restaurant industry. Pictured above is Chelsea Bakehouse

BOLD MARINER BREWING COMPANY - the craft brewery off Bowdens Ferry Road is expanding and opening a second location in Ocean View

RD WILHELM DISTILLERY hand crafter of straight bourbon, rye and gin in Chelsea opened in 2017

BENCHTOP BREWING COMPANY - expansion plans in the works for this Chelsea craft beer producer

MAKERS CRAFT BREWERY renovation of mid-century building and outdoor garden under development on one acre site along Church Street at 23rd Street. Opening in Spring 2018

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CONNECTIONS

REIMAGINE NORFOLK

NEON DISTRICT - the Downtown Norfolk Council incorporates public art to enliven the NEON District

ELIZABETH RIVER TRAIL - the 10.5 mile trail for walking or biking winds along from Harbor Park to Lochhaven. Efforts are underway to support expansion and to enhance the trail in exciting ways

NATO ACT INTERNATIONAL WELCOME - “NATO’s home in North America” signs will be erected on the City’s welcome signs to celebrate and draw awareness to the 29 nations represented here

FIRE STATION # 12 - this $5.3 million station opens in 2018 and replaces the current one built in 1925. The 14,000 SF building is located on the site of the former Meadowbrook School

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BROAD CREEK LIBRARY - this 28,000 SF anchor branch is located next to the new Richard Bowling Elementary School, continuing this area’s transformation. Completion will be in 2018

TIDE EXTENSION TRANSIT STUDY - HRT and the City are working on Tier 2 Westside alternatives to the Naval Station which should be complete in spring of 2018. Tier 1 examined the East Side

AMTRAK CELEBRATES 5 YEARS - Virginia DRPT and the City held an event 12/12/17 to commemorate the occasion. From October 2016-September 30, 2017, 155,389 riders rode the Norfolk to Washington DC route. This was a 6% increase from the year before

HORACE C. DOWNING BRANCH LIBRARY - reopening in spring 2018 after $700,000 in renovations. Norfolk Public Libraries average 1.2 million annual visitors


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VIA ARCHITECTS - new office location under development. VIA purchased the former Quality Shops, an iconic corner building and is renovating and utilizing historic tax credits

PRA GROUP - is expanding from its world’s headquarters and campus in Riverside Corporate Center to Norfolk Commerce Park, adding 300 jobs. PRA Group employs more than 4,000 throughout the world

TRADER INTERACTIVE - online and digital marketing solutions for commercial and recreational vehicle dealers expanding and bringing 200 employees to new headquarters in Dominion Tower

NRHA - The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority has relocated their main downtown office to the PNC Bank building on Main Street

NORFOLK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - passenger and cargo growth continues as well as enhancements to the Arrival and Departure Terminals, Concessions and General Aviation Terminal

ALLEGIANT AIR - a low-cost airline focused on vacation travelers, arrived at Norfolk International Airport in 2017 with service to Florida including St. Petersburg, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando

LIDL - first Norfolk store opened a 20,000 SF store on North Military Highway

BATCHELDER & COLLINS Celebrating their 150th Anniversary in 2018. The company has been in the current brick building since 1903 and remains a family-owned business

SELDEN ARCADE - experimental retail and pop-up market connected by Slover Library and The Main. Opened in 2017. Revenge Creamery and Stockpot coming in 2018

JANAF SHOPPING YARD the largest open-air center in the region was purchased by Wheeler REIT, Inc. for $85.65 million.

GHENT - Taste returned to Ghent this year, completing renovations of a former store. The new location provides an expanded retail market, garage doors and outdoor dining

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REIMAGINE NORFOLK

SENTARA LEIGH CAMPUS - Sentara will break ground in March 2018 on a 230,000 SF, $93.5 million construction project on the campus of Sentara Leigh Hospital to be completed in 2020. In addition, a 60,000 SF regional Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine Center will open in fall 2019. Parking garage on site

EVMS - a new building is planned for the corner of Brambleton and Colley Avenue. Williams Hall will have an addition

CHKD - a new tower and glass offices facing Brambleton Avenue are under development and CHKD has also been renovating ED and NICU interiors and relocation of lab

MEDICAL CAMPUS - Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters and Eastern Virginia Medical School are all expanding and under development

BON SECOURS DEPAUL - the Bon Secours Health System and Mercy Health are in discussions of a possible merger. If the merger is successful, the system will include 43 hospitals in seven states

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MEDICAL AND HEALTH SPECIALTIES PROGRAM - EVMS and Maury High School have partnered for more than 30 years on providing classes. In 2016, 33 Maury graduates earned $2.7 million in scholarships

SENTARA CANCER CENTER AT LEIGH HOSPITAL - will feature multidisciplinary expert care teams from Sentara Medical Group, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Virginia Oncology Associates. A for-profit endeavor

CHKD INPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY - in March 2018, CHKD filed a Certificate of Public Need application with the State Health Commissioner seeking approval to build a 60-bed facility for children and adolescents and is seeking partnerships

NORFOLK GENERAL - this $199 million expansion and modernization project started in 2016 and will be complete in 2020. It is remaining on the forefront of executing on Norfolk’s resilience strategy

EAST BEACH URGENT CARE - new concept serving East Beach surrounding area with general medical, occupational and industrial health care services


STRIDES

SLOVER - January 2018 was Slover’s third year anniversary. The 138,000 SF library serves as a centerpiece for community engagement and lifelong learning for all ages

ELIZABETH RIVER COMPACT - the Cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth are working together to strengthen inclusiveness in communications and planning including event marketing, policing, and transportation

OCEAN VIEW - several initiatives are underway within the community which include branding the Bayfront beaches, formation of a business association and new multifamily and mixed-use projects

NORFOLK CONSOLIDATED COURTHOUSE - the 100,000 SF phase 2 addition opened in February. It includes 6 courtrooms and the Law Library. It is served by The Tide

POLICE - Norfolk crime reports fell in 2017 by 15% the first half of the year as compared to 2016. Chief Boone has implemented new policing strategies with detective squads working closer together

BEACH REPLENISHMENT - the $34.5 million project was completed in summer 2017. It widened the seven miles of beach by 60 feet in East Ocean View, Ocean View and Willoughby Spit

ST. PAUL’S AREA - a comprehensive approach is in the works to support residents living in the area to achieve self-sufficiency by engaging the community and stakeholders with revitalization strategies

OHIO CREEK WATERSHED PROJECT - Norfolk was awarded a $112 million federal grant from the NDRC for this project. The team is exploring options to improve flooding and more in the Chesterfield Heights and Grandy Village neighborhoods to create the Coastal Community of The Future

100 Resilient Cities - the Rockefeller Foundation’s global initiative has led to Sydney’s adoption of our Vision 2100 process and Paris adopted the Retain Your Rain program. Both are programs based in Norfolk

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REIMAGINE NORFOLK

MILITARY HIGHWAY - transition and redevelopment of Military Circle Mall and the Military Highway Urban Development Area. Focus to be on resiliency, density, and possible extension of light rail

MOVEMENT MORTGAGE - relocated and expanded to 824 Military adding 750 jobs in a state-of-the-art facility operations center. Opened in spring 2017

VETERAN CAREER CENTER - OppInc opened the center in 2017 to serve veterans, exiting military and spouses and is funded by the US Department of Labor. The team is made of former service members

NAVY PROUD 100 YEARS - successful partnership in 2017 has provided momentum for inclusion of the military in all City initiatives. Pictured with Mayor Alexander are the current Commanding Officer of Norfolk Naval Station, Captain Rich McDaniel and the two previous Commanding Officers, Captain Doug Beaver and Captain Bob Clark

RIVERVIEW - awareness and activity of this community is growing as is attendance at Riverview Village Days held in the Lafayette Park with more than 100 vendors

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WARDS CORNER - a study is underway for a new plan to include opportunities for issues such as transportation, rising waters, community consensus and transition to an Urban Development Area

OPTIMA HEALTH - second tenant at 824 Military, adding 200 new jobs in Norfolk in support of statewide contract awarded by the Commonwealth of Virginia

CFI - Virginia’s first Continuous Flowing Intersection in the Military Highway Corridor to be completed in 2018. It will combine the addition of new lanes, new signals and new traffic management technology to increase capacity and reduce congestion

HISTORIC FREEMASON - this quaint neighborhood of historic homes, European-style cafes and cobblestone streets is home to Omar’s Carriage House, celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2018

FIVE POINTS - a drive through art gallery showcased local artist work on buildings to bring a museum experience and exposure to the area. The Imagine Five Points event drew crowds in November


STRIDES

SIMON NORFOLK PREMIUM OUTLETS - opened in June 2017 with fanfare for the $75 million investment. The 332,000 SF center brought 800 jobs. Project will include a public park on Lake Wright

IKEA GROUNDBREAKING - the groundbreaking of IKEA in November 2017 started construction of the 331,000 SF store. The $75 million investment will be completed in 2019; 350 permanent jobs

BIKE LOOP PROJECT - has the goal of promoting safe, healthy and inclusive neighborhoods

GLOW RIDE II - May is Norfolk Bike Month. More than 550 riders gathered in the NEON for an organized ride facilitated by the Norfolk Bicycling and Pedestrian Trails Commission and Recreation and Parks and Open Space

NORTHAMPTON AREA - tourists and residents alike to be drawn to this premier shopping destination which is being transformed. Nestled near the airport, beaches, I-264 and more

ADP - expects to grow to 2,000 associates by this time next year. ADP Norfolk is one of five centers nationwide where a number of ADP’s business units are co-located

NORFOLK WORKS - the Norfolk Works office is located at 100 Bank Street and is open M-F from 9am-1pm. The office serves walk-ins and provides training as well as space for employer needs. Assistance is available for job search and resume writing as well

I-64/I-264 RAMP IMPROVEMENT PROJECT - this $158 million project is to be complete in 2019. It includes a new flyover ramp, a new C-D road, second exit lane and ramp widening

KAYAK - Nauticus provides an urban kayaking program in the summer which allows sunset and guided tours

BIKE SHARE - Zagster is setting up shop in Norfolk with bikes and stations. Future plans call for 150 bikes and more than 30 stations

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REIMAGINE NORFOLK

EAST OCEAN VIEW 5TH-7TH BAY STREET - NRHA 40 singlefamily home community to begin new construction in summer 2018

FRONT STREET FLATS - the historic former Security Storage & Safe Deposit Co. Warehouse built in 1916 is being converted into 60 apartments. The building will include a rooftop patio and garden

THE EDGE AT 450 - the $30 million, 156-unit apartment complex opened in 2017. The Edge offers unique amenities, including an on-site dog wash, massage and yoga rooms

MUSEUM APARTMENTS - a 4 story, 48 unit multi-family building located in the NEON district is under development

BANKS AT BERKLEY - affordable housing complex opened in 2017 with 50 apartments. Two commercial spaces opening in 2018: the South Norfolk Medical Center and Dominion Physical Therapy Associates

HARBOR’S EDGE - the retirement community in Fort Norfolk is expanding to include 120 apartments in a new 22-story tower. Assets include onsite health services, assisted living apartments, memory care suites, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services

CHURCH STREET STATION STUDIOS - 80 mixed-income studio apartments for low-income and homeless clients in this permanent supportive housing community

BALLENTINE SCHOOL - a conversion of the former Ballentine School into 23 apartments is under development

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PINEWELL STATION - a 145-unit apartment project nestled between the Ocean View Golf Course and Community Beach Park

WESTPORT COMMONS – New waterfront townhomes under construction on Crab Creek. The $60 million investment includes 68 townhomes and 70 condominiums in addition to the 180 Watermark Apartments already completed

THE TERN - a mixed-use neighborhood of 21 four-story townhomes, 39 three-story townhomes and 35 additional townhomes with 7,500 SF of commercial space


RESIDENTIAL

ST. PAUL’S APARTMENTS $20 million mixed-income apartment complex features 126 units expected to be completed in 2019

161 GRANBY - a $3 million investment was made to move the building 12 inches. Construction is underway for 36 apartments and a storefront restaurant

FIRST COLONY FLATS APARTMENTS - a 50,000 SF building, former First Colony Coffee and Tea Company complex conversion into 51 apartments. $9.5 million investment

GHENT SELF STORAGE - a conversion of the building into 65 apartments on 24th Street

ICON - this towering 275 luxury apartment building with amenities galore is a conversion of a former regional bank headquarters. Demand remains strong for downtown residential growth

LINDE LOFTS - former Dagenhart building and Linde Air Products warehouse conversion into a 15-unit loft apartment complex on Colonial Avenue. $3.5 million investment

THE BRIGHTLEAF BUILDING - a 78,000 SF former British-American Tobacco Company warehouse conversion into 88 apartments completed in 2017. $15 million investment

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB - under development into a 40unit apartment building

NORFOLK AND WESTERN HISTORIC OVERLAY - creates new local historic zoning which will allow greater flexibility in adaptive reuse of industrial structures

ZONING - the City adopted a new zoning ordinance in 2018. It more strongly addresses flooding and other resilience challenges, tailors standards to our neighborhood character, and streamlines processes

NORFOLK PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Berkley Campostella Early Childhood Center begins their celebration as an “Apple Distinguished School” which is only one of five selected in the U.S. Every student receives an iPad to promote STEM education. Apple’s program is called “Developing Amazing Young Minds” through Apple ConnectED

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ART & CULTURE

REIMAGINE NORFOLK

BARRY ART MUSEUM AT ODU - this 24,000 SF museum features a translucent façade and will debut in Fall 2018. Philanthropists Carolyn K. and Richard F. Barry will have pieces from their private collection on display

VIRGINIA STAGE COMPANY - the company is celebrating 40 seasons of productions in the Wells Theatre in 2018. The Attucks Theatre will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018

GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS - celebrating 30 years of excellence in arts education in 2018. The school recently moved into its expanded space after a successful fundraising campaign of $6.2 million

KICKSTART ART GALLERY - a new public meeting space where artist, designers, creators, visionaries and the curious can find inspiration. Located at 117 E. Princess Anne Road

CHRYSLER MUSEUM MASTER PLAN - the City is evaluating ways to combat flooding in this area in which protection strategies include raising Grace Street, adding a flood barrier and utilizing new construction as additional flood barrier

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CHRYSLER HALL - proposed renovations to this nearly 50-year-old building include expanding the lobby space, adding 200 seats, new stairwells from the dress circle to the balcony level and more

2018 VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO - “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” Honoring, Remembering and Celebrating the Medal of Honor Recipients (of which only 71 remain) is the theme of the 2018 Tattoo

LAFAYETTE GATEWAY SCULPTURE - arriving in summer 2018 at the entrance of Fairmont Park. The limestone sculptures take on the form of a trolley car with changing LED lights. Norfolk Arts project

ADMIRALS HOCKEY - signed a 3-year agreement with the City and ECHL to pay play at SCOPE through the 2020-2021 season. In addition, MEAC also signed on for an additional 3 years of the annual championship in Norfolk

SCOPE - the Oak View Group partnership continues with renovation plans being researched and discussed. Naming Rights opportunities are under consideration


HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

VIRGINIA ZOO - the $2.6 million “World of Reptiles” renovation and expansion is under construction with completion in 2018. Look for crocodiles coming soon

NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN - LanternAsia returns in 2018. This magnificent Asian lantern exhibit transforms the Garden’s landscape with colossal works of art

SHERATON NORFOLK WATERSIDE HOTEL - completed a $10 million enhancement. The design team drew inspiration from our military heritage for stunning and stylish improvements

GLASS WHEEL STUDIO - The Perry Family is gifting TCC the Glass Wheel Studio which will focus on pottery and glass blowing instruction

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES - returning to Norfolk in 2019 providing five and six-day voyages in May and October on the Triumph, a passenger ship capacity of more than 2,750

MARRIOTT AUTOGRAPH GLASS LIGHT HOTEL & GALLERY Historic reuse of the Royster Building, built in 1912. Premier 120-rooms with a glass art theme. $27 million investment. 70 jobs. Opening 2018

MARRIOTT WATERSIDE HOTEL - purchased by the Lingerfelt Group and will undergo upgrades of more than $15 million to the hotel and conference center. The hotel sold for $35 million

WATERSIDE DISTRICT - will celebrate its first year anniversary in May 2018. Stripers, a $2.5 million waterfront restaurant, opened in January. The venue continues to bring excitement to the Downtown waterfront

TRAVEL + LEISURE - readers gave Norfolk the #1 spot for America’s Favorite Hometown, America’s Top Best Places to Travel and America’s Most Underrated City

HILTON NORFOLK THE MAIN HOTEL AND THE EXCHANGE CONFERENCE CENTER - opened in Downtown Norfolk in March 2017. A 23-story, $164 million, 300 room project with a 41,000 SF conference center

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DOING BUSINESS

REIMAGINE NORFOLK

NORFOLK BUSINESS PARKS - 8 thriving parks contributing to our economic success. Each park has its unique competitive advantages. More than 500 companies, 19,000 employees and skilled workers PARK LOCATOR

CENTRAL BUSINESS PARK - 30acre park close to I-64 with Enterprise Zone incentives. 600+ employees and 23 businesses. Tenants include Instant Systems and west elm WORKSPACE with INSCAPE

INNOVATION RESEARCH PARK - 75-acre mixed-use development. Tenants include Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Center for Coastal and Physical Oceanography, and Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics

NORFOLK COMMERCE PARK - adjacent to airport. Tenants include Virginia Culinary, United Way, Federal Express, U.S. Coast Guard, and WR Systems. More than 100 businesses and 4,000 employees

NORFOLK INDUSTRIAL PARK - largest park with 350 acres and major tenants including Bauer Compressors, Cox Communications, Paramount Sleep, GE Water. Approximately 5,000 employees

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RIVERSIDE CORPORATE CENTER - corporate park adjacent to The Tide. Tenants include Virginia Eye Consultants, PRA Group and Beacon Health Options. Approximately 2,000 employees

INTERSTATE CORPORATE CENTER - 20 building office complex with a park-like campus with immediate I-64 access. More than 115 businesses and 3,800 employees

LAKE WRIGHT EXECUTIVE - premier location tenants include CMA CGM, Zim-American, Booze Allen, Amerigroup and ARDX. Served by hotels and close proximity to airport and outlets

VIRGINIA RENAISSANCE CENTER - former Ford Assembly Plant, now business park and is now home to Katoen Natie, and Schaubach Companies. It is located on the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River


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§ ¦ ¨ NORFOLK TECH TRAIL - Norfolk’s new technology zone provides tax incentives to qualifying technology companies located in the zone. Much of the zone follows the Elizabeth River Trail Technology Zone

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BIZ CAFÉ - this series rotates on an ongoing basis to Park Place, Southside, Ocean View, Olde Huntersville and now to the Military with “how to start a business” and other popular topics

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BLACK BRAND PARTERSHIP - Norfolk is partnering with this regional group to provide technical assistance to startups and young businesses with skilled experts in finance, funding and more

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NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY - the NSU Research and Innovation Foundation is opening a downtown center at 520 E. Main Street. It will support Virginia’s research and job creation programs

MIT SOLVE - 60 experts in water resilience gathered to create challenge questions for entrepreneurs across the globe to solve. Companies solving problems will have the ability to use Norfolk as their lab

757 ACCELERATE - a new business accelerator program hosting its first cohort this Fall. 757 Seed Fund and 757 Angels will leverage GO Virginia funds.

PUBLIC ART MATCHING GRANT - matching grants up to $25,000 are available to developers and property owners desiring public art

WOMEN’S POWER SERIES - celebrates women entrepreneurs with networking and inspirational events. Women entrepreneurs and successful business owners are encouraged to get involved for opportunities

NORFOLK OPEN DATA - will make city data more consumable and easily available to the public. The new portal will allow free, unrestricted access to city data to use, repurpose and distribute

RENT READY NORFOLK (RRN) - a comprehensive program designed to assist landlords, property managers and renters. In 2018, RRN will be launching its website: rentreadynorfolk.com

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