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Sea to Stars Ticket One-time admission to Virginia Air & Space Center, IMAX, Miss Hampton II Cruise, Hampton History Museum and Hampton Carousel. $39.40 for adults, $25.50 youth ages 4 -11. Purchase at the Hampton Visitor Center and Virginia Air & Space Center. 727-1102 or 727-0900. The City of Hampton:Through the Lens of Reuben V. Burrell and James Van Der Zee Through November 27. Hampton University Museum, 757-727-5308. www.hamptonu.edu/museum Hampton’s Legacy As Seen From South King Street Through August 15. Hampton History Museum. 757-727-1610. www.hampton1610.com Animal Grossology at the Virginia Air & Space Center Through September 6, 2010. A disgusting, downright icky adventure through the hows and whys of the Animal World. 757-727-0900. www.vasc.org Summer Street Fest Series Saturdays through September 4, 2010. 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Queens Way. Downtown Hampton. 757-727-0900. www.vasc.org/celebrationsbythebay Market Place 2010 Queen’s Way in Downtown Hampton. 9 am -1 pm on May 22 & 29; June 5, 12, 19 & 26; July 3, 17, 24 & 31; August 7, 14, 21& 28; and September 4. Afrikan American Festival June 25-27, 2010. 400th Anniversary Feature Event. Mill Point Park, $2 donation. 757-727-8311. www.hampton400.com Hampton Jazz Festival June 25, 26 & 27, 2010. Hampton Coliseum 757-838-4203. www.hamptoncoliseum.org Phoebus presents The Spirit of America Festival June 26, 2010. Mellen Street. Free. 757-570-4147. www.spiritofamericafestival.net Fourth at the Fort July 4, 2010. Walker Airfield on Fort Monroe. 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Free. 757/788-3151.

Hampton’s 400th Anniversary Celebration featuring the Blackbeard Pirate Festival July 8-11, 2010. North America’s oldest continuous English speaking settlement and the parish of St. John’s Church celebrate their 400th anniversary with living history, family fun, a huge cake, fireworks, and frolicking pirates. Downtown Hampton. 757-727-0900. www.vasc.org or www.hampton400.com

3rd Annual First Light Celebration December 3, 2010. Hampton History Museum. 757-727-1610. www.hampton400.com

84th Annual Hampton Cup Regatta August 13-15, 2010. North America’s oldest continuouslyrun hydroplane boat race! East Mercury Bridge at Fort Monroe. Free. 757-870-5020 or 757-727-8311.

22nd Annual Lighted Boat Parade December 4, 2010. Downtown Hampton waterfront. 757-727-1271. www.downtownhampton.com.

Hampton Bay Days September 10-12, 2010. Downtown Hampton. 757-727-1641. www.baydays.com

5th Annual Winter Wonderland Tree Lighting December 4, 2010. 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Carousel Park, Downtown Hampton. 757-727-0900

Hampton Holly Days Parade & 400th Anniversary Fireworks December 11, 2010. 7:00 p.m. Downtown Hampton. 757-727-8311. www.hampton.gov/parks

Cheyne, Fotografer – A Warm & Vital Record of a Time and Place. September 17 – March 15, 2011. An exhibit of photography dating from 1894 through the 1960s. Hampton History Museum. 757-727-1610. www.hampton1610.com

Downtown Hampton On Ice November 25– February 26, 2011. 757-727-0900. www.vasc.org.

Native American Festival: Thunder on the Bay September 18, 2010. Buckroe Beach Park. 757-726-5437. www.hampton400.com

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival February 24-27, 2011 Hampton Roads Convention Center. Admission. 757-315-1610. www.quiltfest.com

Five Alarm & Festival Chili Cook-Off October 2, 2010. Sample some of the best tasting chili in Southeastern VA. Food vendors, fire safety demos, children’s activities, and boat, dive team, and car fire demos. Carousel Park. 757-727-1210.

International Children’s Festival April 2011. Experience thirty countries and cultures as they showcase their unique heritage and customs. Mill Point Park. 757-728-8311.

43rd Annual Phoebus Days. October 9, 2010. Parade, vendors, live music and the third annual Peninsula Beer Festival. 757-727-0808. www.phoebusdays.com. 5th Annual Great Pumpkin Fall Fling October 16, 2010. Carousel Park. 757-727-0900. www.vasc.org/celebrationsbythebay 18th Annual Halloween Bash October 24, 2010. Admission fee. Virginia Air & Space Center. 757-727-0900. www.vasc.org Coliseum Central Holiday Parade November 20, 2010. Coliseum Central. 757-826-6351.

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introduction | Greetings

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n Hampton Roads, business keeps thriving. The municipal governments are working together to create tax incentives for business while encouraging residents to incorporate local spending habits in their daily lives. Hampton Roads is filled with history and considered the birthplace of Colonial America, is much more than just a classroom lesson. It’s a vibrant collection of growing cities, expanding companies and fun-filled tourist attractions. It is a budding area that blends rich culture, exciting nightlife, cutting-edge technology and a breathtaking landscape.

Welcome to Hampton Roads

Whether you come for business or pleasure, a short visit or a lifetime, Hampton Roads has something for you. Take time to enjoy the 29 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches, the historic earlyAmerican culture, the visual and performing arts and the world-class museums. Take in the rivers, inlets, and streams, the fantastic seafood, and the picturesque sunsets. There are theme parks, water parks and parks for picnics. In short, there’s something for everyone here. Hampton Roads is one of the best places in the country to raise a family, with energy costs that are 30 percent below the national average, an educated workforce aided, in part, by the proximity to Washington, D.C., and top colleges like William and Mary, Hampton University and Old Dominion University. It is good for business, too. In contrast to the rampant job losses occurring elsewhere in the country, Hampton Roads has faired better than others according to recent reports from Old Dominion University. Jobs are expected to come largely from companies that

provide professional and business services and health-care services. While the recession hits the rest of the country hard, Hampton Roads weathers the storm with growth. To wit: AREVA and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding are investing $363 million here and in the process are creating 550 production and engineering jobs. Canon Virginia just invested more than $600 million in its operations here. Those are just a few of the companies investing in Hampton Roads. The stories go on and on, and the accolades keep pouring in: • Virginia has been ranked #1 in Forbes.com’s annual ranking of the Best States for Business for three years in a row. • Ranked as one of the best regulatory environments. • The #2 state for incentive programs for businesses. • #8 state for growth-prospects. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy learning more about Hampton Roads as you peruse the pages of this magazine. By the time you get to the end of it, you’ll realize what the locals know all too well— Hampton Roads is the place to be for business and family.

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LIVING IN HAMPTON ROADS |

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction Map of Hampton Roads 2 Greetings 4 Governments 8

Community Profiles Quality of Life 10

New Arrivals Residential Real Estate 42 Quick Start Guide 44

Business Economic Development 46 Employment Opportunities 50 Transportation 52

Education Learning Opportunities 55

Senior Living Helpful Organizations 62

Health Care Family Health 64

Military Life Military Facilities 72

History & Science Historical Sites & Museums 76

Business Guide Advertisers’ Directory 80

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U.S. Census Bureau; 2008 | 2 U.S. Census Bureau | 3 U.S. Census Bureau; 2008 | 4 Bureau of Labor Statistics; October 2008 | Virginia Business; 2008 Hampton Roads Statistical Digest | 6 U.S. Census Bureau; 2000 | 7 U.S. Census Bureau; 2003 | 8 State Council of Higher education for virginia (SCHEV) | 9 The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) | 10 Bureau of National Affairs; 2005 Union Membership and Earnings Data Book | 11 Virginia economic Development PartNership; Workers’ Compensation State Rankings manufacturing industry rates and statutory benefits provision; 2004 edition; actuarial and technical solutions, inc. | 12 Virginia Economic Development partnership; average employee contributions rates by state; August 2003 | 13 Virginia Economic development partnership | 14 Old dominion university; 2008 state of the region report | 15 Chmura economics and analytics; virginia economic trends; Fourth quarter, 2008 | 16 bureau of labor statistics, 2008 | 17 U.S. Census Bureau; july 1, 2004 estimate | 18 american chamber of commerce research association; second quarter, 2005 | 19 U.S. Census Bureau; 2001 | 20 http://www.jccegov.com/government/developmentmanagement/facts.html; 2006 | 21 U.S. Office of Management & Budget | 22 ODU Forecasting Project | 23 W&M Mason School of Business | 24 Virginia Tourism Corporation | 25 HRPDC Regional Profile | 26 Southeastern VA Tourism Alliance | 27 Virginians for the Arts | 28 ANGLE Technology | 29 Virginia Employment Commission | 30 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | 31 ODU’s Center for Real Estate & Economic Development | 32 TowneBank | 33 U.S. Small Business Administration | 34 VA Dept. of Rail & Public Transit | 35 Norfolk Int. Airport (ORF) & Newport News/Williamsburg Int. Airport (PHF) | 36 ODU’s VA Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center | 37 Brookings Institute MetroMonitor | 38 Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance | 39 Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization 1

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Residents enjoy the best of city, suburban and country living, and can take advantage of expansive shorelines, museums, opera, festivals, sports, Colonial cities and towns, state and national parks, and many retail and residential options. In addition to being a great place to live, Hampton Roads is a top place for doing business. The region’s excellent business

environment is built upon its skilled labor force of almost 800,000 people. Add competitive infrastructure, six federal research labs, the expansive Port of Virginia, twelve educational institutions, and a low cost of doing business to the mix and it is easy to see why so many businesses choose to operate in Hampton Roads.

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he Hampton Roads region is located in southeastern Virginia along the eastern coast of the United States. The region is the birthplace of Colonial America, merging centuries of history with rich culture, beautiful waterfront landscapes, livable communities, modern technology, economic prosperity, a thriving maritime industry and a strong military presence. Hampton Roads is linked to domestic markets by one of the country’s most modern interstate and state highway systems. Interstate 64, a major east-west route, encircles the metropolitan area. Due west are the principal north-south interstate highways, I-85 and I-95. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel gives coastal highway traffic direct access and saves 145 kilometers of highway distance to the New York/New Jersey corridor. Hampton Roads has much to offer in terms of quality of life.

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Historic Hampton Celebrates 400 Year Anniversary in 2010

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ampton, the Civil War site where Union General Benjamin Butler asserted enslaved people were contraband of war, the founding site of NASA and the training ground for America’s first astronauts, possesses a compelling history that regional residents perhaps take for granted. After all, most Hampton Roads cities hold distinguished positions in our nation’s historic timeline and few U.S. metropolitan areas can best our historic bragging rights. Hampton’s history is traced to April 30, 1607 when Captain John Smith and company landed at Kecoughtan. The colonists declared the point of land occupied by Virginia Indians brought them “great comfort.” On October 1, 1609, Fort Algernoune, one of America’s first, was constructed at Point Comfort near Kecoughtan and on July 9, 1610, colonists settled permanently on the land that would become the City of Hampton. In 2010, North America’s oldest continuous English-speaking settlement will celebrate its 400year anniversary with a year-long calendar of festivities, speaker series, and legacy programs.

July 9, 2010, Hampton’s official founding date, will be commemorated with Hampton’s annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival and Ball, ornate character vessels docked on the downtown waterfront, and spectacular fireworks. A calendar of 400th Featured Events showcase the city’s rich and diverse history, spanning “from the Sea to the stars.” Annual festival favorites Afrikan American Festival and Hampton Bay Days, and new events such as Thunder on the Bay, a drumming and dancing pow-wow focusing on the Native American heritage, celebrate Hampton’s cultural and maritime heritage while commemorating significant achievements that occurred in Hampton. Hampton’s cultural and fine arts attractions will recognize the important arts contributions with dedicated exhibits that trace Hampton lifestyle from snapshots of everyday life, to paintings and multimedia interpretations of the four centuries’ most pivotal events. These exhibits include the Cheyne Photography Exhibit at Hampton History Museum, “The city of Hampton: Through

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the Lens of Reuben V. Burrell and James Van Der Zee” at Hampton University Museum and “A Place Very Pleasant to Inhabit” at the Charles H. Taylor Art Center. A series of anniversary legacy projects include the fabrication and placement of nearly 70 historical markers that interpret the significant historic sites throughout the city. You can pick up a map of where to find the markers at the Hampton Visitor Center, located at 120 Old Hampton Lane in downtown. In 2010 a 400th Anniversary Statue will be unveiled on the downtown waterfront. And, to further preserve the past, the City of Hampton will collect 100 Oral Histories shared by Hampton residents, to air on local television several times over the course of the year. St. John’s Episcopal Church, the fourth site of worship of Elizabeth City parish which also dates to 1610, will also commemorate its anniversary this year. In addition to a calendar of special services and anniversary programs, the parish will be presented with a cake baked and sculpted by Charm City Cakes of Food Channel’s Ace of Cakes. The cake celebration will be held July 11 at the Virginia Air & Space Center and is open to the public. Hampton’s downtown waterfront district encompasses the site of the original 17th century seaport that served as port-ofentry for commercial vessels from Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Today, downtown Hampton is enhanced with cobblestone streets lined with red brick sidewalks, crepe myrtle trees and eclectic shops and eateries. It is dotted with restaurants, pubs, art galleries, shops, marinas and waterfront parks. A mild, pleasant climate, and inviting attractions like the Virginia Air & Space Center, Hampton History Museum, Hampton University, Fort Monroe, harbor tours and Chesapeake Bay beaches draw visitors to Hampton year-round.

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he leaders of Hampton Roads’ cities and counties are dedicated and diverse individuals who work tirelessly to improve the quality of life in their respective communities. Yet, they share a common vision and commitment for the future and recognize the value of collaboration on matters of mutual concern. And, while they may work independently to serve the needs of their constituents on some issues, they understand the interdependencies of their individual municipalities and work hard in transcending traditional boundaries to strengthen and enrich the larger economic unit, the region, to succeed together where each individually cannot. Past collaboration efforts have resulted in the consolidation of several government functions under the management of public authorities: trash disposal, sanitation, bus service, airport management and port services. Today, Hampton Roads’ leaders are addressing a myriad of regional issues by actively participating in or providing oversight to a variety of commissions, boards and committees focused on fostering economic growth, improving the region’s competitiveness in the global economy, workforce development, education, transportation/ congestion management, emergency response, water resource and storm water management, senior services, health services, cultural enhancement, and conservation coordination, to name a few.

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Chesapeake Mayor Alan Krasnoff “Despite the economic challenges of 2009, Chesapeake business investments grew over $135 million and added 600 new jobs. We are re-engineering practices that might have worked well yesterday, but don’t make sense in a rapidly-changing economic climate. We are employing innovative technologies and are open for business 24/7. We invite you to join us.”

Hampton Mayor Molly Joseph Ward “Celebrating its 400th birthday this year, Hampton is a historically-rich community. We offer numerous amenities without losing our small-town charm. Our commitment to award-winning neighborhoods, outstanding schools, and innovative businesses make Hampton an ideal place to live, work, and play.”

Franklin Mayor James P. CounciLl “Welcome to Franklin, where the air is sweet, the settings relaxing and the hospitality warm. Franklin is in the enviable position of remaking itself into a progressive city of innovation, opportunity, and creativity. Come explore this new opportunity as we create a bright, exciting future for business development and growth and for health, happy living.”

Isle of Wight Chairman Philip Bradshaw “Isle of Wight County is a community of excellence striving to improve the quality of life for all citizens, individuals and businesses alike. With quality educational services, a skilled work force, the lowest real estate tax rate in the region and excellent mobility, we are the hidden treasure of Hampton Roads.”

Gloucester Chair Louise D. Theberge “Gloucester County’s rural charm, business climate, historic sites and urban infrastructure provide citizens, businesses and visitors alike with a sense of place, a home that conveys quality of life, growth, rich traditions and recreational opportunities simply known as ‘Land of the Life Worth Living.’”

James City Chairman James G. Kennedy “James City County is committed to improving the quality of life of all our citizens—including our corporate citizens. We have the assets businesses want. Our focus on the coming year is to streamline the process for businesses to start and expand in the County.”

Influential Forums Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance Hampton Roads Legislative Caucus Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Hampton Roads Partnership Hampton Roads Planning District Commission Opportunity, Inc. Peninsula Council for Workforce Development Virginia Maritime Association

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Newport News Mayor Joe S. Frank “In spite of a very difficult economy, the last few years have brought millions of capital investment and the promise of over 5,000 new jobs to our city. Strong relationships, an outstanding work force, wonderful recreational and cultural facilities, award-winning public schools, and strong neighborhoods make us a city of opportunity and choice.”

Portsmouth Mayor James W. Holley, III “With the opening of the new state-of-the-art Tidewater Community College campus, 100% of Portsmouth Public Schools fully accredited, and a Council-endorsed three-year Economic Development initiative, Portsmouth is poised for success that will impact our citizens, businesses and the entire Hampton Roads region.”

Virginia Beach Mayor William D. Sessoms, Jr. “Virginia Beach is proud to be a part of such a vibrant community. Dynamic businesses, quality educational facilities, agriculture, tourism, a world-renowned military base, cultural attractions and opportunities to grow and prosper all make Virginia Beach an exciting place to live and work.”

Norfolk Mayor Paul D. Fraim “In 2009, Norfolk had $1.1 billion of development underway that is generating jobs and contributing to the growth and vitality of our neighborhoods and downtown. We are proud to be home to the United States Navy and the North American headquarters for NATO.”

Southampton chairman DallAs O. Jones “We’ve committed to dream boldly, plan strategically, invest sacrificially, and work faithfully to create and sustain a robust and diverse economy. Centrally-located between I-95 and the Port of Hampton Roads, Southampton County provides limitless opportunities.”

Williamsburg Mayor Jeanne Zeidler “Virginia’s Colonial Capital is a friendly, well-managed city that is a supportive partner in the Hampton Roads regional community. Williamsburg’s focus on quality, its educational institutions, historic assets and environmental sustainability make it a uniquely vibrant community. It’s truly a special place to visit, live and work.”

Poquoson Mayor Gordon C. Helsel, Jr. “Poquoson is blessed with civic-minded citizens who pro-actively join in charting the course of the City’s future. This commitment, combined with outstanding schools, low-crime rates, and a growing business community, position Poquoson well as we move forward in the 21st century.”

Suffolk Mayor Linda T. Johnson “Suffolk has experienced growth in a diverse number of areas. With advances in technology, manufacturing, distribution, residential and agriculture, Suffolk is poised to become one of the crown jewels of Hampton Roads.”

York Chairman Donald E. Wiggins “York County is proud to be part of Hampton Roads, America’s First Region. Our history of fiscal conservatism and staunch support of our private sector continues to serve us well. York County remains focused on sustainable economic development and encourages you to explore the benefits of becoming a member of our prosperous, growing community.”

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Communities Sharing a Rich Past and Commitment to the Future

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is spread among several growing cities and counties of significant size. Therefore, Hampton Roads has come to refer not only to the harbor but the entire surrounding area. The greater Hampton Roads of today is comprised of seventeen communities—ten cities, one town and six counties. Of the locales to the north of the James River, the cities of Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson and Williamsburg and the counties of York and James City are

referred to as the “Peninsula,” while Gloucester is known as the “Middle Peninsula.” The communities on the other side of the river—the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, the town of Smithfield, and the counties of Isle of Wight, Southampton and Surry— comprise an area called the “Southside.”

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ampton Roads takes its name from the area’s first royal governor, the Earl of Southhampton, and the nautical term “road” which means safe harbor. For over 400 years, Hampton Roads has referred to the place where the James, Nansemond and Elizabeth Rivers pour into the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay forming the world’s largest natural harbor. Today, it is a name that also depicts a close-knit group of Virginia communities that share a rich heritage going back to Colonial times and an equally rich vision for the 21st century. Since 1983, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget has considered Hampton Roads as one Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Today, it has grown to become the country’s 34th largest metro area, just ahead of Charlotte, with 1.6 million people—and the fifth largest in the Southeastern United States. Unlike many metropolitan areas, Hampton Roads’ population nucleus is not confined to one central city, but

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Community profiles

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Virginia Beach Town Center

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xciting new developments are popping up all over Hampton Roads. And, quality of life in the region is reaping the rewards. Job opportunities are more abundant with the arrival of new businesses and the expansion of existing landmarks. Areas on both sides of the James River are experiencing a tremendous amount of commercial development in a variety of business segments including retail, technology, tourism and travelrelated industries, professional and business services, port and distribution-related services—to name a few. Expansion all over Hampton Roads is evidence of the strength of the economy. In Virginia Beach Stihl, the number one producer of chain saws and other power tools, is undergoing a $78.4 million expansion. Canon Virginia in Newport News and its subsidiary Industrial Resources Technologies in Gloucester is working on an $800 million expansion. The Virginia Beach City Council also approved spending $60.1 million to start the next phase of the Town Center, an office tower, apartments, hotel and retail stores. The city will pay $56.4

million for a parking garage, a conference center in the hotel and leases for two floors of office space. Armada Hoffler is spending $158.4 million to build the 20story tower and other buildings. H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt got some competition in the tax preparation business with the arrival of the Roni Deutch Tax Center in Newport News, the first one in Hampton Roads and in Virginia. The franchise company is scheduled to open 60 tax preparation centers across the nation. A $310 million upgrade at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is starting to take hold. The massive upgrade is getting under way at the Newport News-based nuclear physics facility, better known as Jefferson Lab. The lab, famous for its underground particle accelerator that searches for the building blocks of matter, received approval from the DOE in September for what is being called the 12 GeV Upgrade Project, a complex undertaking that will double the power of the underground particle beam from 6 billion electron volts, or GeV, to 12 billion GeV.

Northrop Grumman Corp. has received a $374 million contract for construction preparation of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier CVN 79, which will be completed by the shipbuilding sector in Newport News. The carrier, which has yet to be been named, is the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford class. The work will include design, planning and the procurement of some materials such as propulsion machinery. Busch Gardens Europe’s in Williamsburg just opened a new children’s section called “Sesame Street Forest of Fun at Busch Gardens.” The “Sesame Street” section, themed after the longrunning TV show, has a roller coaster and log flume designed for children, stage shows by “Sesame Street” costumed characters and a photo studio. Attractions for the section are named after “Sesame Street” characters Elmo, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie. Thanks to strong defenserelated and maritime industries shielding it from most cyclical ups and downs, Hampton Roads’ economy is predicted to flourish for years to come as a thriving import/export center.

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amilies, businesses, couples, singles, young, old—everyone is looking for that special place they can go to call home, to work, to have fun, or just to rest. In Hampton Roads, that special place is Chesapeake! Chesapeake is a blend of great places you can go to find what you’re looking for. Urban residential areas blend with dynamic business districts, beautiful waterfront neighborhoods, suburban golf course communities, and expansive farms to offer a lifestyle that is hard to match. Money Magazine agrees, having recently named the third largest city in the Old Dominion as one of the best places to live in America. When it comes to safety, few cities do it better than Chesapeake. The city is regularly ranked among the five safest cities of its size in the country. An exceptional school system mixes academics with nationallyrecognized athletic programs. The city is well represented among the ranks of professional athletes and students enjoy scholastic success at premier higher education institutions across the globe.

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One of the city’s most important assets is it’s access to some of the country’s best health care providers, whether in Chesapeake or throughout the region. In fact, with Chesapeake General Hospital and the Chesapeake Care Free Clinic, Chesapeake is the only city in America, larger than 200,000 in population, that provides every resident with direct access to health care regardless of income. Throughout the city’s 341 square miles, recreation opportunities abound. Miles of navigable waterways provide excellent flat water boating and kayaking. A new trail biking/riding/walking trail system now parallels the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, giving outdoor enthusiasts impressive views. Golfing, flying, fishing and more await residents and visitors alike. Of course, it’s difficult to think of Chesapeake without also thinking of one of the most successful business communities on the East Coast. Chesapeake is recognized as one of the top American cities for attracting international business investment. A balanced array of business parks throughout the city provides a diverse mix of job opportunities with companies

large and small. It’s no wonder Chesapeake has been ranked among the top 25 cities for job growth. So, find yourself here in Chesapeake, and find a whole lot more!

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Size2 341 sq. miles Population1 (2008 est.) 219,154 MEDIAN Household Income3 (2008 est.) $63,016 Government City Council and City Manager Major Industries Cox Communications, EDS, Dollar Tree Stores, Anteon, Mitsubishi Chemical, First Data Resources, Panasonic, Canon City Information (757) 382-6345 School Information (757) 547-0153

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Gloucester county

Riverside Walter Reed Hospital

The Changing Times

Size2 225 sq. miles Population1 (2008 est.) 38,336 MEDIAN Household Income3 (2008 est.) $56,123 Government Seven-Member Board of Supervisors with County Administrator Major Industries VIMS, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, Industrial Resource Technologies, Sentara Healthcare, Super Wal-Mart, York River Yacht Haven County Information (804) 693-1415 School Information (804) 693-5300

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conomic development in growing Gloucester County continues to look for new opportunities and challenges with the guidance of the Economic Development Authority (EDA). The EDA of Gloucester County has focused its efforts beyond industrial development to commercial development in the Gloucester Business Park, as well as new commercial and business development on Main Street and at Gloucester Point.

Gloucester Courthouse Gloucester’s Historic Courthouse district has served the citizens of the Gloucester in many capacities, from Government offices, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, Main Street businesses and new commercial activities at Fox Mill Centre and the Shoppes at Gloucester. The revitalization of Main Street with new streetscapes, Hot Zones for wi-fi users, great shops and restaurants bring new energy and vitality to our Courthouse Business District. The historic sites of the village and nearby points of interest is varied, interesting and fun for the day traveler. Unique venues for tourist such as Holly Hill

Antiques, Brent and Becky’s Blubs, Nuttall’s Store, Ware Neck Produce and Short Lane Ice Cream Company are great spots to shop and leave with a great memory of Gloucester. Fox Mill Centre’s newest shops include Starbucks Coffee, Antonio’s Italian Restaurant, and UPS Pack and Mail. The major upcoming tenant in 2010 will be Chick-fil-A. The Shoppes at Gloucester owner’s adaptive reuse of the Winn-Dixie space include an expanded, 10,000 square foot Dollar Tree. Additionally, Ollie’s Discount and Tractor Supply are new tenants in this retail center. In 2009 The Hampton Inn, a new hotel property opened in the Courthouse. This property is adjacent to the Comfort Inn providing excellent choices in accommodations.

Gloucester Point Whitley’s Peanuts continues to manufacture their great peanut products, and their success has resulted in expansion of their manufacturing facility and the renovation of their retail store (www.whitleyspeanuts.com). VIMS (www.vims.edu), the marine science school of the College of William and Mary continues to expand their facilities and programs as the nation’s third largest school of marine science. Phillips Energy will provide a variety of fuels from propane to flex fuels at their new filling platform, while Walgreen/Hardee development broke ground in late 2009 continuing the trend of commercial growth in the Point’s Central Business District. This growth is buoyed by newer projects like BayPort Credit Union, EVB, a newly renovated KFC, The Point Bar & Grill, and Tony and Milena’s Pizzeria.

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FRANKLIN & Southampton county Best of Both Worlds: Community Lifestyle & Business Location

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Size2 Franklin: 8.75 sq. miles Southampton: 600 sq. miles Population1 (2008 est.) Franklin: 8,906 Southampton: 17,654 MEDIAN Household Income3 (2008 est.) Franklin: $36,788 Southampton: $43,589 Government Franklin: City Council/ City Manager Southampton: Board of Supervisors/County Administrator Major Industries Southampton Memorial Hospital, ITG-Narricot Industries, Hercules/ Eastman/Geo, Money Mailer, LLC, Valley Proteins Inc., Bronco Federal Credit Union City Information Franklin: (757) 562-8504 Southampton: (757) 653-3015 School Information Franklin: (757) 569-8111 Southampton: (757) 653-2692

he City of Franklin and Southampton County are both family-oriented communities located in the western Hampton Roads Region. Franklin is home to approximately 9,000 residents and Southampton County’s population encompasses 18,000. Both communities are 40 miles west of Norfolk and can be accessed via State Route 58 or State Route 460. Both communities are ideal locations to settle due to their first-rate lifestyle, excellent business opportunities, and close proximity to the Hampton Roads Region.

QUALITY COMMUNITY LIFESTYLE

The City of Franklin and Southampton County are home to exceptional shopping and recreational amenities. Both communities have fully developed business and commerce parks, advanced telecommunication systems, and a strategic location providing residents and industry access to markets via U.S. Routes 58 and 460, both connecting to major interstates I-64, I-95, and I-85. Outstanding healthcare is provided by Southampton Memorial Hospital, a 221 bed advanced health care facility that recently completed a $23 million renovation and expansion. Secondary education in Franklin and Southampton maintains excellent programs, small teacher-student ratios and full state accreditation. Southampton Academy and the Rock Church, both private K-12 programs, offer an additional secondary education opportunity. Paul D. Camp Community College is located in Franklin while 12 other

colleges and universities serve the region, also offering technical programs and workforce development training. Residents enjoy abundant outdoor recreation activities with parks, ponds and rivers for fishing, canoeing and water sports; hunt clubs, campgrounds, horseback riding, nature walks and historic Civil War trails. Both communities share a full service YMCA, and the Cypress Cove Country Club, with its 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and swimming pool. The community is served by the Blackwater Public Library System, the Rawls Museum Arts Center, and Franklin also maintains a municipal airport which accommodates aircraft.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

The area boasts 3 business and commerce parks: the 173 acre Pretlow Industrial Park in Franklin; the Southampton Business Park with 35 acres remaining; and, the new 225 acre, rail served, Turner Industrial Site currently being developed by Southampton County. All are zoned for industrial development and located on, or within 1 mile of, the U.S. Rt. 58 transportation corridor. The Port of Virginia International Terminals and the Maersk International Terminal are both only 40 miles away, offering great opportunities for warehousing and manufacturing facilities.

THE PERFECT PLACE TO WORK, RAISE A FAMILY, OR ENJOY RETIREMENT

Franklin and Southampton County offer residents a comfortable lifestyle where you are recognized by your first name and where small town amenities abound. We invite you to visit our developing communities which give their citizens the good life and a sense of belonging. Come visit our area; you will be pleasantly surprised!

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Downtown Hampton Waterfront

Coastal Living Meets Urban Lifestyle

Size2 52 sq. miles Population1 (2008 est.) 146,439 MEDIAN Household Income3 (2008 est.) $46,462 Government City Council and City Manager Major Industries Modeling and Simulation, Aerospace, Homeland Security and Defense, Medical, Communications and Sensors City Information 311 (inside Hampton) (757) 727-8311 (outside Hampton & cell phones) School Information (757) 727-2000

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ocated on the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton is graced with miles of shoreline and breathtaking water views. From its downtown waterfront and nearby beaches, it has a distinct small-town feel with an abundance of amenities. The city is also literally in the heart of the Hampton Roads region and the center of the East Coast. I-64 runs through Hampton to Richmond and connects to I-95 for easy access to Washington, D.C. The Hampton Roads Beltway begins and ends in Hampton where I-64 and I-664 connect. Founded in 1610, Hampton is a city rich in history as one of the first American settlements and where NASA trained the first Mercury astronauts. Hampton also has momentum for the future and a tremendous amount of redevelopment is currently underway. Six master plans are being implemented across the city, creating excitement and new opportunities for residents, visitors and businesses alike. In the Coliseum Central master plan area, the new Peninsula Town Center (PTC) and other developments have re-established Hampton as the premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination of Hampton Roads. As

a one-million square-foot mixeduse development, PTC features retail, dining, entertainment, office and residential opportunities. Other developments include The Power Plant of Hampton Roads with Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and NASCAR Sports Grille; the Hampton Roads Convention Center and Embassy Suites convention headquarters hotel; a world-class medical hub; and mutiple new residential communities. Hampton’s neighborhoods are as diverse as they are unique with prices, styles and sizes to

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Peninsula Town Center meet resident’s needs. Options range from beautiful waterfront properties and exquisite turn-ofthe century Victorians to new urban condominiums and convenient downtown living. Unique residential offerings include the Chapman, the Chamberlain and Heritage at Settlers Landing. The Chapman luxury apartments have enjoyed success since opening in 2009. Located in the center of PTC, this complex offers modern amenities with the convenience of living in the center of activity. The historically restored Chamberlain is a vibrant, resort style community for residents 55 years and older and overlooks the Chesapeake Bay. Downtown Hampton’s Heritage at Settlers Landing is an upscale apartment community that offers the convenience of downtown living near the waterfront. The quality of life is a breath of fresh air and one of the best kept secrets on the East Coast. A waterfront city with a mild climate, Hampton has one of the lowest crime rates in the region and was rated as one of the “Best Places to Live” by Money magazine. For the eight year in a row, the

city was named one of the most technology-advanced cities in the nation by the Center for Digital Government’s 2009 Digital Cities Survey and one of the top 20 hot spots for young professionals to live and work as ranked by Next Generation Consulting, 2009. There is also an abundance of things to see and do in Hampton. Local treasures such as the Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton History Museum and Air Power Park offer family-friendly and educational fun. The city also has numerous cultural attractions, a vibrant arts community, distinctive festivals and signature events to entertain residents and visitors. Hampton’s impressive School Division ranks #2 in the state for National Board-Certified teachers and the school’s parent approval rating is 33 percent above the national average. The school division prides itself on the individual development of every child with its many progressive programming choices offered to parents and students. Other private, parochial, and institutions of higher learning also abound, including Hampton University.

The City of Hampton has a unique mix of growing and established industry clusters carefully designed to succeed. Their prosperity is due, in part, to local and regional assets, a highly educated workforce, competitive incentives and stateof-the-art business parks. These business parks are equipped with digital switching offices, SONET and ATM technologies and are strategically located next to industry leaders such as NASA Langley Research Center and the National Institute of Aerospace. The City of Hampton also offers a variety of incentives to assist all types of businesses. Incentives include loan programs, two state-designated enterprise zones and an e-commerce grant program. Quality of life, a positive business environment, exciting redevelopment, a central location and dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities all combine to make Hampton the perfect choice to live, work and play! For more information on the programs and other services offered, please visit www.hamptonva.biz or call the Hampton Department of Economic Development at (800) 555-3930.

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HAMPTON 400 years old never looked so good.

HAMPTON. We all know it to be a robust waterfront city with a rich history that stretchs back 400 years.

It is also a place that has caught the attention of top businesses and developers from around the country. With the recent opening of the area’s premier destination, Peninsula Town Center, Hampton is the region’s foremost choice for shopping, dining, working and living in Hampton Roads. Our central location and abundant waterfront are legendary. Our unique housing and retail developments are unmatched. Our existing business base and highly educated workforce give us a solid economic foundation. Our optimism for the future is contagious. JOIN US. INVEST IN HAMPTON.

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Hampton Roads Convention Center: Meet In the Center of It All Delegates convening in Hampton are greeted by scenic waterfront vistas, exceptional facilities, world class attractions and an eclectic array of shopping and dining, all nearby the 344,000 sq. ft. Hampton Roads Convention Center (HRCC). Located in Southeastern Virginia, where the Chesapeake Bay meets one of the nation’s busiest harbors, Hampton presents meeting planners with exceptional value. The HRCC presents 35 flexible meeting spaces, including a 108,000 sq. ft. divisible exhibit hall and a grand ballroom seating

2,000. Features include an onsite business center, Cyber Café, data ports in the meeting rooms and exhibit hall, and plasma computer screens throughout the convention center. A covered walkway connects it to a headquartersquality Embassy Suites Hotel and they share their campus with the iconic Hampton Coliseum arena. There are more than 3,000 hotel rooms within close proximity of the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Leisure and meeting packages are available at select hotels throughout Hampton and are accessible through www.visithampton.com. The Peninsula Town Center, within blocks of the Hampton Roads Convention Center, has recently opened for business.

Encompassing nearly one million square feet of mixed uses, Peninsula Town Center consists of department and retail stores, restaurants, as well as entertainment options from culinary to cinema. City streets with curbside structured parking serve patrons with convenience and comfort. Hampton is also home to the Boo Williams Sportsplex, the Virginia Air & Space Center, The American Theatre, Hampton University, Buckroe Beach, harbor tours, and other dynamic local attractions, providing many entertaining opportunities for delegates to explore and enjoy.

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We built it and you came. And you came back. And you came back.

Thank you for giving our new convention center a chance to shine. Looking back on our first five years, we’re especially grateful to our returning meeting planners. Thank you for your continued business.

www.thehrcc.com www.visithampton.com 800-487-8778

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Hampton’s 400th AnniversarY

Hampton, the Civil War site where Union General Benjamin Butler asserted slaves were contraband of war, the founding site of NASA, and training ground for America’s first astronauts, has a compelling history inextricably aligned with our great nation. North America’s oldest, continuous English-speaking settlement celebrates its 400th anniversary with a year-long calendar of festivities, guest speakers, and legacy programs, all open to the public. The anniversary of Hampton’s official founding date, July 9, 2010, will be replete with the Blackbeard Pirate Festival and ball, ornate character vessels docked on the downtown waterfront, spectacular fireworks, and much more. St. John’s Episcopal Church, which also dates to 1610, commemorates its 400th anniversary this year with the presentation of a cake by Charm City Cakes of The Food Channel’s Ace of Cakes. Dedicated exhibits at Hampton’s cultural and fine arts attractions recognize the invaluable contributions of the arts and photography of Hampton’s four centuries. These exhibits include the Cheyne Photography Exhibit at Hampton History Museum, “The City of Hampton: Through the Lens of Reuben V. Burrell and James Van Der Zee” at Hampton University Museum and many more. A series of anniversary legacy projects include the fabrication and placement of 50 historical markers that interpret the significant historic sites throughout the city. A 400th Anniversary Statue will also be unveiled on the downtown waterfront. To further preserve the past, the City of Hampton is collecting 100 oral histories shared by Hampton residents, to air on local television several times over the course of the year. The Hampton 400 committee consists of Hampton citizens and representatives of businesses, churches, neighborhoods, Hampton University and the City of Hampton. For further information on Hampton’s 400th anniversary festivities, visit www.hampton400.com.

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Four hundred years of history packed into one spectacular visit. This is the year and Hampton is the place. All year long we’ll be celebrating our storied past, from Captain John Smith and company’s first landing, through the American Revolution, Civil War and the race to space. The Virginia Air & Space Center, Fort Monroe’s Casemate Museum, and Hampton University Museum are nationally acclaimed attractions. Plus, your Visitor Guide has a free Hampton Day Pass, good for discounts at shops and restaurants all over town.To learn more, go to visithampton.com or call 800-800-2202.

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Cypress Creek Golf Course

Hamming It Up Tops the Economy

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riendly people and inviting neighborhoods are just a few of the reasons people find Isle of Wight so welcoming. This growing county personifies the “best of both worlds.” Its residents enjoy a rural vista dotted with charming small towns and award-winning neighborhoods. At the same time, it’s home to several Fortune 500 companies including Smithfield Foods, Inc., which is the world’s largest ham manufacturer, providing quality ham and pork products throughout the United States and internationally. Smithfield Foods and International Paper are the county’s largest employers. In addition, the 319-square-mile county boasts of more than 350 farms where crops such as peanuts, soybeans, corn and other grains are bountiful. The James River Bridge connects the county to Newport News, making it a quick trip to Northrop Grumman Newport

News or to medical, retail or business centers in the larger cities across the river. Isle of Wight is an ideal location for people wanting the hustle and bustle of city life during their work day, and the peace and tranquility of rural life at home. Discover the old world charm of Smithfield’s Main Street and Historic District featuring quaint shops and gourmet eateries. A drive around the county is an adventure with discoveries of brightly painted barns, quaint general stores and beautifully wooded areas. Nestled within are custom homes, single-family and multifamily communities and unique older residences. Award-winning communities such as Gatling Pointe and Gatling Pointe South offer a full service yacht club and 68-slip marina. The county, like its historic neighbors, has a rich Colonial heritage, including historic St. Luke’s Church which dates back to the 1600s as well as preserved Civil War forts, a historic tavern and The Isle of Wight Museum.

Cypress Creek, a premier golfing community in historic Smithfield signals a new era of residential developments for the future.

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Size2 316 sq. miles Population1 (2008 est.) 35,035 MEDIAN Household Income3 (2008 est.) $58,840 Government Five-Member Board of Supervisors with County Administrator Major Industries Smithfield Foods, Gwaltney of Smithfield, International Paper, Cost Plus World Market County Information (757) 357-3191 School Information (757) 357-4393

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Poquoson

Convenient Water Access

Fiercely Proud and Civic Minded

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Size2 16 sq. miles Population1 (2008 est.) 11,858 MEDIAN Household Income3 (2008 est.) $78,191 Government City Council and City Manager Major Industries Seafood City Information (757) 868-3000 School Information (757) 868-3055

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oquoson is derived from the Indian word “Pocosin”, which means “low lands.” Poquoson is bordered on nearly all sides by water and consists of approximately 50% designated wetlands. Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge is within its confines and represents a unique and protected salt marsh along the Chesapeake Bay. An enviable quality of life combination consisting of low crime rates, outstanding schools, a solid civic-minded citizenry, and convenient shopping opportunities for residents, firmly position the “Bull Island” City for continued prosperity and as a jewel of Hampton Roads. In fact Bloomberg BusinessWeek has selected the City of Poquoson as the “Best Affordable Suburb” in Virginia for 2010. Poquoson residents (est. population 11,858) are extremely proud of their city and vest themselves in its future through their participation in civic clubs, citizen-led beautification and neighborhood watch committees, and a positive working relationship with City government. Resident

volunteerism in Poquoson is the common rule, not the exception. The festive highlight and salute to Poquoson’s coastal history takes place each 3rd weekend in October in the form of the regionally recognized and highly anticipated Poquoson Seafood Festival. Food vendors, artisans, historic displays, children’s activities, along with regional musical entertainment, draw approximately 50,000 people to Poquoson over a three-day period. The City of Poquoson is a probusiness community, intent on increasing patronage for its existing merchants and supporting sensible economic growth in its retail trade area. From grocery stores to specialty shops, the City boasts a variety of shopping opportunities framed in a relaxed, unhurried setting, making it a perfect day trip for visitors from neighboring localities. The City also supports activities offered by the Poquoson Business Alliance. Open to all Poquoson businesses, the PBA’s goal is to create an enjoyable and satisfying environment for customers and businesses alike. Additionally, the City diligently works cooperatively with the Poquoson Industrial Development Authority to establish the highest and best use of its available parcels within the City limits. Finally, Poquoson’s attractiveness for residents and visitors alike is heightened still further with its convenient proximity to the Hampton Roads transportation corridor. Both I-64 and the Newport News/Willamsburg International Airport are within 15 minutes travel time.

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Open for Business Since 1607…

Size2 143 sq. miles Population1 (2008 est.) 61,195 MEDIAN Household Income3 (2008 est.) $70,487 Government Five-Member Board of Supervisors with County Administrator Major Industries AB InBev, Ball Metal Container, Owens-Brockway, Walmart Import Distribution Center County Information (757) 253-6600 School Information (757) 253-6777

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ames City County’s experience in encouraging business dates back over 400 years. The Virginia Company founded the County in 1607 as America’s first business venture. Since its inception, James City County has a history of establishing, nurturing and pursuing profitable enterprises. James City County is not all about the past; tourists, citizens, and businesses still discover the same competitive advantages that convinced the early explorers to settle here. James City County and Jamestown spent 2007 in the international spotlight hosting a plethora of commemorative events, including notable visits from the President of the United States of America, the Queen of England, Supreme Court Justices, and many others. Many of the events that took place celebrated the County’s illustrious history, which includes several key business highlights: • In 1693, establishing the College of William & Mary in neighboring Williamsburg, creating one of the most educated and skilled regional workforces in the 13 colonies, then and in Hampton Roads, today; establishing Williamsburg as Virginia’s

colonial capital in 1699, showcasing its political and economic strength; • the opening of an AnheuserBusch Brewery operations in 1970, and its $200 million plant modernization in 2006, a testimony to the favorable business climate here; • the 1998 founding of AVID Medical and its second expansion in 2006, increasing its production capacity to $500 million and employees to 700; • Walmart’s introduction of its fourth U.S. import distribution center in 2000, with three expansions creating a 98million, 3-million-square-foot

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facility employing 700 Walmart associates; • And most recently, in 2006, James City County established a Business Technology Incubator to help budding entrepreneurs pursue commercial applications of new technologies. Additionally, the area’s rich history and natural beauty draw millions of visitors a year, supporting extensive and exciting hospitality and retail industries. Jamestown, Yorktown, and Colonial Williamsburg (The Historic Triangle), as well as Busch Gardens, Kingsmill Resort, 18 golf courses, outlet and boutique shopping, Colonial taverns and five-star dining experiences are popular with residents and visitors alike. All this, plus a full range of housing options, a brimming community calendar, an awardwinning school system, low crime rate, and a well-run local government give James City County the amenities and services of a major metropolitan area, but with warm charm and attitude. We may not be able to predict everything the next 400 years will bring, but the ingredients are right for a wide variety of future business successes. Ready-togo business sites, a fast-track permitting process, and the commitment of County leadership to make things happen will put your business venture on the

fast-tract to success. Our other assets include proximity to Port of Virginia, mid-Atlantic location, and overall cost of doing business have encouraged expansions and relocations over the years. Our industrial base includes six Fortune 500 companies including Ball Metal, Caterpillar, Northrop Grumman, OwensIllinois, Smithfield Foods, and Walmart Import Distribution Center). Technology companies are also becoming prominent, such as a pioneer of smart cards, a developer of software for genetics research, and telecommunication and heath-care related firms. A wide range of commercial space, ranging from multi-tenant industrial to Class A and B is available. An 80-acre technology park with ties to the College of William and Mary, and next door to our Technology Business Incubator is being developed in the centrally-located New Town mixed-use development. James City County offers a wide variety of real estate options to a broad array of companies. The general commercial and industrial base continues to expand as companies are becoming aware of the advantages that visitors and residents have experienced for years. An exciting and varied retail industry has also developed to appeal to both visitors and residents. The robust tourism and hospitality has supported hotel, restaurant, resort and general

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recreation development, which was the original catalyst for the County’s economic boom. As the Norfolk MSA continues to expand farther from the urban center, companies are finding the County to be the right place at the right time. Industrial, distribution, business-to-business services, and technology-based companies are building and expanding on the region’s growing and diversified economy. A wide range of office, industrial and flex space, an enterprise zone, a strong push by the College of William and Mary to strengthen corporate ties, and a positive attitude by elected and appointed officials are resulting in business prosperity. James City County has nearly 14 million square feet of commercial space, with additional space scheduled to come online in the next twelve months. The past five years have seen a dramatic increase in new industrial and distribution facilities. The County’s Economic Development Authority has designed and received full site plan approval

for an 80,000-square foot industrial building that could be ready for occupancy within six months. Over the past few years, New Town has added to the diversity of the County. The 300 acre residential and commercial mixed use, new urbanism development has added approximately 550,000 square feet of retail, office, and hospitality space to the County’s inventory. Developed in collaboration with the College of William and Mary, Discovery Park at New Town offers 350,000 sf of office/ research space with a capacity of 500,000 sf. Near New Town, Monticello Avenue quickly established a reputation for quality retail. Monticello Market Place and Windsor Meade Market Place are home to several well-known retailers, and Settler’s Market at New Town, which opened in 2008, is a mixed use center that adding 350,000 square feet of retail and office, with residential flats and townhouses. These exciting developments are adding to the reasons to live, work, shop, and play in James City County.

James City County has long been synonymous with discount outlet shopping, making it a visitor destination in its own right. The Richmond Road corridor, west of Williamsburg, is bustling with name-brand outlets and unique independent shops. Prime Outlets, which expanded again in 2008 is reported to be one of the busiest Prime Outlets centers in the nation. James City County is a worldclass business location that complements the area’s long established reputation as a visitor destination and well-managed community. So as you can see, we are prepared to continue making more business history. After all, we have been “open for business since 1607, now that’s an American success story.” Contact James City County’s Office of Economic Development (757-253-6607) or visit us at www.JCCEconDev.com for more information.

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The Peninsula’s Anchor

Size2 68 sq. miles Population1 (2008 est.) 193,212 MEDIAN Household Income3 (2008 est.) $47,819 Government City Council and City Manager Major Industries Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Riverside Regional Medical Center, AREVA Newport News, Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Dan Daniels Distribution Center), Canon Virginia, Continental, United Parcel Service, Ferguson Enterprises/ Wolseley North America, Jefferson Lab City Information (757) 926-8501 School Information (757) 591-4500

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ewport News has transformed itself for the 21st century. Virginia’s Hi-Tech Hometown, Newport News successfully balances economic activity and livability. City Center at Oyster Point is a mixed-use, urban scale development in the middle of Newport News in Oyster Point, the business center for the Virginia Peninsula. It features over a half-million square feet of Class A office space, plus retail, restaurants, residential units and the 256-room Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, all centered around a magnificent five-acre water plaza that is truly unique in all of Hampton Roads. Guests, shoppers and workers can conveniently park free of charge in any of City Center’s three parking garages. The high-amenity Point Condominiums across from City Center’s retail district, along with the luxury Park Place Apartments, add important 24-7 activity. Special events held in City Center, such as Hollydazzle and summer movies and concerts, entertain citizens and visitors from around the region. Nearby Port Warwick is an urban village developed around public squares and public art.

Port Warwick has blossomed into a vibrant community with just the right mix of high-quality residential, office space, unique specialty shops and fine dining restaurants. A summer concert series on central Styron Square is a local favorite. To learn more about any of these exciting projects, visit www.citycenteratoysterpoint.com and www.portwarwick.com. In addition to its many tree lined traditional neighborhoods, these walkable, new urbanist communities provide an increasingly popular alternative for living in Newport News. Unique, new developments have been successfully introduced throughout the city, but the City is also committed to the redevelopment and revitalization of its waterfront in the Southeast Community. Stretching between the Oyster Point area and Christopher Newport University is the Peninsula’s cultural corridor. Besides the world-renowned Mariners’ Museum and the Virginia Living Museum, the corridor is home to the Peninsula Fine Arts Center and Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts. Designed by I.M. Pei, the Ferguson Center attracts internationally-acclaimed performers. Historic attractions elsewhere in the City include the Virginia War Museum, Newsome House, Endview Manor and Lee Hall Mansion. Outdoor amenities are also plentiful in the city, including Newport News Park, the largest municipal park east of the Mississippi River. The Patrick Henry corridor along Jefferson Avenue, anchored by Patrick Henry Mall, is home to some of the most desirable specialty retailers on the Virginia Peninsula, such as Trader Joe’s, Fresh Market, Justice for Girls, Ulta and Dick’s Sporting Goods. There is also a great selection of dining options, from regional and ethnic restaurants to elegant locally-owned facilities to many popular chain restaurants.

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Flags Flying at City Center at Oyster Point Since 2008, more than $1.3 billion in new capital investment and nearly 4,000 new jobs in high-paying advanced manufacturing have been announced in the Newport News business community. Many will find new career opportunities through the expansions of Canon Virginia and Continental, the ramp up of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding’s (NGSB) nuclear submarine program to include the construction of two ships per year, and the new joint venture between AREVA NP and NGSB to produce heavy components for nuclear power plants. The latter is accompanied by the creation of a new engineering unit by NGSB to supply nuclear engineering services to the civilian nuclear power industry.

NGSB, Virginia’s largest manufacturer, is already a high-tech company. Building nuclear aircraft carriers and submarines, more than half of its workforce is engaged in engineering, systems management, telecommunications and research and development. Recently, public-private partnerships between the Newport News Economic Development Authority (NNEDA) and NGSB have resulted in the $58-million Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding and Carrier Integration Center, located strategically on the downtown waterfront. North of Oyster Point, Jefferson Lab and the Applied Research Center attract physicists, engineers and technicians from the world over. Jefferson Lab, which explores the inner secrets of the atomic nucleus, will be spending

$400 million over the next ten years to double the power of its particle beam accelerator. Top managers are attracted to opportunities in the corporate headquarters of Wolseley North America/Ferguson Enterprises, Icelandic USA, Specialty Foods Group, Riverside Health Systems and Langley Federal Credit Union, further enriching the positive community dynamics that have transformed Newport News into Virginia’s Hi-Tech Hometown.

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Colonial Charm with 21st-Century Vibrancy

Size2 9.0 sq. miles Population1 (2008 est.) 12,434 MEDIAN Household Income3 (2008 est.) $43,777 Government Council/Manager Major Industries Tourism, Restaurants, Medical, Retail, Higher Education City Information (757) 220-6100 www.williamsburgva.gov School Information (757) 253-6777

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oday, as in Colonial American times, Williamsburg is a center of commerce and culture viewed by millions the world over as synonymous with quality and hospitality. Vibrant and cosmopolitan, yet still a small town, Williamsburg offers businesses and families opportunities to work and live in one of the world’s truly special places. Called by President Roosevelt, “the most historic avenue in all America,” Williamsburg’s Duke of Gloucester Street anchors the city as a world-renowned destination: Colonial Williamsburg. A stroll down Duke of Gloucester Street offers the inspiration of America’s premier outdoor, living museum with amenities of unique shopping, dining, entertainment and culture. Nearly a mile in length, the street’s vistas boast the historic College of William and Mary to the west and the reconstructed Colonial Capitol, home to the oldest legislative assembly in the New World, to the east. In Williamsburg, you experience the beauty and heritage of America’s “most historic avenue.” Today, historic Colonial Williamsburg sits on 301 acres with hundreds of restored, reconstructed and historically-furnished build-

ings, and employs more than 3,500 people who provide a yearround, comprehensive historical program to “help the future learn from the past.” The restoration of Colonial Williamsburg began in 1926, thanks to the generosity of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Its museums, such as the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Gallery, are showpieces of art and furniture from the 17th to 20th centuries. Williamsburg is also home to the College of William and Mary—America’s second oldest college and the best small public university in the nation. The College’s Sir Christopher Wren Building is the oldest academic building in continuous use in the United States. It was constructed between 1695 and 1699, before Williamsburg was founded, when the capital of the Colony of Virginia was still located at Jamestown. Chancellors of the College have included notable historic and modern figures, including the first President of the United States, George Washington, and Chancellor, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor. Williamsburg is often the first step for visiting foreign dignitaries on their way to Washington, D.C. Numerous U.S. Presidents have hosted summit meetings of industrialized nations on its grounds. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and his Royal Highness, Prince Philip, visted Williamsburg in May 2007 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown. The city hosts special events throughout the year, including a Festival Williamsburg, Farmers’ Market, and Colonial Williamsburg’s new Revolutionary City. Mixed with the Colonial ambiance is a robust community of businesess, residences, medical care centers and upscale and outlet shopping centers.

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COURTESY OF York County

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Historic Yorktown’s Main Street

Quality of Life

Size2 106 sq. miles Population1 (2009 est.) 64,900 MEDIAN Household Income3 (2008 est.) $78,920 Government Five-member Board of Supervisors with County Administrator Major Industries Western Refining, Dominion Virginia Power, Wyndham Resort Properties, Water Country USA, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, Naval Weapons Station/Cheatham Annex, local government and school system County Information (757) 890-3300 School Information (757) 898-0300

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or 375 years, York County has been a desirable place to visit, live, and work… and with good reason. At its founding, the town boasted excellent accessibility due to its proximity to the York River and the Chesapeake Bay for use as a trading port between the colonies and England. Today, York County is the chosen home for families and businesses looking for everything in one place: good schools, excellent recreational and social opportunities, low crime rates, and a strong dedicated workforce. York County’s public schools provide a learning environment conducive to student success as evidenced by student achievement on standardized tests. The school division has achieved the highest accreditation rating in Virginia, based on the Standards of Learning exam results, for six consecutive years. In addition to education, the quality of life in York County is unsurpassed. The county boasts over 200 miles of coastline with numerous access points throughout. Public marinas and boat ramps provide access to creeks and inlets, while two piers along the Riverwalk Landing retail development area are available

for recreational boaters and also accommodate regional cruise ships, military ships and visiting tall ships throughout the year. The county also operates many neighborhood parks and several recreational fields. These include a brand new 70 acre sports complex, 35 soccer/football fields, 42 baseball/softball fields, 36 tennis courts, 37 outdoor basketball courts, 5 outdoor tracks, 3 public boat landings, a 12-acre beach/picnic area on the York River, 2 neighborhood park sites, 3 smaller parks totaling 67 acres, and the newly renovated 545-acre New Quarter Park. Shopping, dining, and touring opportunities abound in the county; in the historic area as well as the rapidly growing Lightfoot Commercial Corridor, Route 199 Corridor, and the revitalized Route 17 Commercial Corridor. York County is a living part of a national treasure known as “America’s Historic Triangle— Jamestown, Williamsburg, and

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Schooner Alliance at Riverwalk Landing Yorktown.” Some of the Country’s most revered history took place in Yorktown, where General George Washington accepted the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his British troops on October 19, 1781, an occasion celebrated annually in Yorktown. A visit to Historic Yorktown is a must for anyone who wishes to fully understand the story of our nation’s birth. Travel by bike,

foot or car through Yorktown battlefields where history was made; picnic along the banks of the beautiful York River; or visit world class museums. Yorktown today consists of 4,000 acres of original battlefield, the town’s residential Main Street, and the waterfront along the York River. Here you can experience 18thcentury homes and revolutionary battlefields. Picturesque streets

COURTESY OF York County

Yorktown Market Days at the River

are the backdrop for art galleries, and antique and specialty shops. Stroll along the waterfront, enjoy a leisurely sail aboard the Schooner Alliance, or relax on the sandy beach at the river’s edge. Take a ride on the free trolley, then march to the beat of The Fifes and Drums of York Town. Historic Yorktown offers many exciting events throughout the year. The Celebrate Yorktown Committee presents a free summer concert series and the Virginia Symphony Concert. The York County Historical Committee hosts the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Other annual events include the Watermen’s Heritage Celebration, Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade, Christmas Market on Main Street, and Yorktown Day. Also, York County hosts a variety of events at Riverwalk Landing such as the very popular “Shagging on the Riverwalk” beach music concert series, “Rhythms on the Riverwalk” fall concert series and Yorktown Market Days at the River. For more information about historic Yorktown, visit www. yorkcounty.gov/tourism.

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Commercial Real Estate Highlights

York County is long and lean, stretching 27 miles from Williamsburg to Hampton and covering 106 square miles. Due to its linear shape, York County resides in two distinct sub-markets of Hampton Roads. The “Upper County” sits adjacent to James City County and Williamsburg and is part of the Greater Williamsburg submarket. The “Lower County” is located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News and is part of the Peninsula submarket. In the Upper County, new developments such as The Marquis and Towne Park Corporate Center are taking shape. Once complete, The Marquis will consist of over 700,000 square feet of prime retail and restaurant

space anchored by the 5 existing retailers, JC Penney, Target, Best Buy, Kohls, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Towne Park Corporate Center, located in International Center off Mooretown Road across from the new Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, is the ideal opportunity for a corporate campus. Plans at full build out call for an attractive, yet functional, 127,000 square-foot office condominium complex, which is currently being offered at deeply discounted prices. In the Lower County, the land in and around York River Commerce Park, located off Old York-Hampton Highway, continues to be an excellent location for new light industrial development. Construction has recently begun on a 30,000 square foot

flex space development set to open Summer 2010. Adjacent to this property is a vacant 4.6 acre parcel owned by the York County Economic Development Authority that is ideal for a small business or contractor shop. Located between Victory Industrial Park and York River Commerce Park is a second new flex space complex called Yorktown Commerce Center. Access to all this property from Interstate 64 will be greatly enhanced when the widening of Fort Eustis Boulevard to 4 lanes is completed in 2012. Visit www.yorkcountysites.com for additional information on the developments listed above and a database of all available commercial property in York County.

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portsmouth Expanding Beyond Its History

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ounded in 1752, the City of Portsmouth has maintained its charm as a historic seaport for over 250 years. The City offers year round festivals, museums, unique shops, galleries and restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. Portsmouth offers its visitors a walkable Olde Towne with wonderful old buildings and an unparalled ambience. The City also hosts one of the largest concentrations of antique homes in America. Portsmouth boasts an eclectic array of homes ranging from small Cape Cod, Victorian three-story, contemporary ranch or waterfront condominiums. New Port at Victory, a developing $400 million community offers singlefamily homes, townhomes and condos. Single-family homes in the Historic Park View neighborhood have and continue to undergo significant revitalization complementing the growing downtown trend of new condos and apartments atop specialty retail shops and businesses. Residents of Hampton Roads come to Portsmouth to enjoy an array of cultural and recreational activities such as the 6,500 seat NTELOS Wireless Pavilion at Harbor Center, an outdoor waterfront performing arts amphitheater. Portsmouth is also home to the Bide A Wee Golf Course is the region’s only Curtis Strange signature course, as well as several neighborhood parks, athletic fields, tennis courts, boating facilities and libraries. Nestled in the heart of Hampton Roads, Portsmouth is at Zero Mile Marker on the Intracoastal Waterway stretching from Maine to Florida, and on one of the world’s deepest natural harbors. Typical business sites are convenient to the interstate network and within minutes of any Hampton Roads

Lightship city. Portsmouth also offers a variety of business sites throughout the City. Victory Village will be a new 100-acre mixed-use development expected to host a minimum of 1.2 million square feet of retail, office, residential and hospitality services. Developers from across the country are targeting the City’s most desirable midtown and downtown waterfront sites to develop multi-million dollar retail, residential, office and hospitality projects. In keeping up with the everchanging world of technology and Education, Portsmouth is also home to a new 32-acre Modeling, Analysis, Simulation and Technology Center. The centerpieces of the new park are Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) in Suffolk and the Tri-Cities Higher Education Center and MAST One office building in Portsmouth. Portsmouth will be at the forefront of technology and education in Hampton Roads, with Tidewater Community College’s construction of a $60 million state of the art facility in the City‘s Victory Village area. The campus will be a national example of modern community college facilities. Portsmouth has continued to enjoy a Renaissance of new growth and development. From its historic downtown, to its cutting edge and expanding business parks, Portsmouth has something that appeals to everyone. Whether

you are looking for a quaint and unique shopping experience or want to enjoy one of the City’s many recreational activities, Portsmouth can be more than just your favorite memory, it can be your home. Come be a part of history in the making.

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Size2 29 sq. miles Population1 (2008 est.) 101,967 MEDIAN Household Income3 (2008 est.) $53,077 Government City Council and City Manager Major Industries Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Naval Medical Center, Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, Earl Industries, Gwaltney of Smithfield City Information (757) 393-8000 School Information (757) 393-8751

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orfolk is the region’s business, cultural, educational, financial and medical center and has over $1.1 billion of active construction in progress. Our metro has been identified by the Brookings Institution to be in the top 20 for strong performance as well as the most job-centralized for central business districts in the country, followed by New York City. Our metro is the second largest for defense and homeland security jobs behind Washington D.C. with over 800,000 in the labor force. Over 100,000 commuters come to Norfolk to work, where there are almost as many jobs as residents. Approximately one-third of Norfolk’s population is between the ages 20 and 34—we are a top 20 mid-sized market for young professionals. Plugging into the advantages of a city our size brings unique assets such as one of the most beautifullyvibrant downtown waterfronts on the East Coast—a friendly, clean and aesthetically delightful destination including Ocean View’s Chesapeake Bay beaches. These facts help shed insight on why there is so much excitement around The Tide, our light rail starter line and the new high speed rail initiative. The Tide will connect the medical center and downtown to 1-264 along its 7.4 mile line by early 2011. Since the advent of light rail, over $500 million in transit oriented development investment has occurred. A study extending Light Rail access to the Norfolk Naval Station is underway. The High Speed Rail proposed plan links a multimodal center on the city’s waterfront to a regional network of transportation options for commuters. There is huge support for this project, with construction estimated to take three years. The route roughly follows Interstate 95 between Richmond and Petersburg, then U.S. 460 between Petersburg and South Hampton Roads, with the terminus in downtown.

Proposed Multimodal Center Adjacent to Harbor Park Our region’s economy is stabilized by the port and the military. The port is the gateway that opens doors for global innovation with over 95% of the world’s shipping lines calling. Home to the world’s largest ice-free harbor, and the Norfolk International Terminals (NIT), Norfolk is one of the largest general cargo ports on the East coast and one of the largest intermodal centers in the country. Our military presence contributes to a highly skilled and disciplined workforce. Norfolk is home to the world’s largest naval base, the Atlantic Fleet of the U.S. Joint Forces Command; Coast Guard’s Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic; and the North American Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Allied Command Transformation, which represents 26 nations and hosts frequent visits of international dignitaries. Norfolk is well positioned to make our economy more accessible around the globe. This year, our corporate flagship, Norfolk Southern Corporation, will complete one of the greatest feats in modern engineering with the Homeland Corridor, which will allow double-stacked trains to move through tunnels saving

Progressive Initiatives

Size2 54 sq. miles Population1 (2008 est.) 235,747 MEDIAN Household Income3 (2008 est.) $40,295 Government City Council and City Manager Major Industries US Department of Defense, Sentara Healthcare, Old Dominion University, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk State University, US Postal Service, Medical College of Hampton Roads, Ford Motor Company, Norshipco City Information (757) 664-4000 School Information (757) 628-3843

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more than 200 miles and up to a day’s transit time between the East Coast and the Midwest. Another healthy economic indicator is Norfolk’s diverse business base with no one sector representing over 15 percent. As the birthplace of our nation, our region is a major tourism draw and Norfolk ranks fourth in Virginia for tourism. Home to the Virginia Zoo, the Norfolk Botanical Garden, MacArthur Memorial, The USS Wisconsin, Nauticus and the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center. All of these attractions offer innovative programming and are constantly evolving. In 2010, the USS Wisconsin will open previously sealed areas to the public. The zoo will open its Asian exhibit, “The Trail of the Tiger,” and the garden, one of only 2% of botanic gardens in the U.S. to be accredited by the American Association of Museums, has added new pontoon boats luring visitors to leisurely tour the lake. Norfolk is known as the Cultural Capital of the Commonwealth, an acknowledgement of its leadership role in the arts. The Chrysler’s world-class collection includes 40,000 works of art spanning 3,000 years of human history. The nationally acclaimed Virginia Symphony became one of just four orchestras in the country to be recognized by the American Symphony Orchestra League for Excellence in Community Engagement. Beyond its renowned world premiers and praised productions, the Virginia opera is recognized by Opera America for its Education and Outreach Program that reaches more students than any other opera company in the country. The Virginia Arts Festival will open its new headquarters, The Jay and Clay Barr Education Center in 2010. The Norfolk Commission

on the Arts and Humanities supports forty organizations, and its Arts Within Reach programs draw audiences throughout the city with free programming. Norfolk’s strong educational segments and medical research institutes are benefiting from commercial collaboration and technology transfer. Innovations Research Park at Old Dominion University has opened Phase II in University Village, a mixed-use development with housing, retail and offices spanning 75-acres. Norfolk State University has also enhanced their campus and hightech research opportunities and is serviced by The Tide. Further along the route are Fort Norfolk Plaza medical center, a new medical building, and the new Eastern Virginia Medical School building currently under construction. Additional investment in medical facilities include the future 124-bed DePaul Hospital and Lake Taylor Rehabilitation Center. Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk’s largest private employer, was ranked as the most integrated healthcare system in the nation. Sentara Norfolk General was nationally ranked in the Top 50 hospitals for heart surgery, diabetes and endocrine disorders, geriatric care and kidney disorders. Sentara Leigh was ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals for orthopedic care. All of Norfolk’s business parks are central to the port, rail operations, Norfolk International Airport, and military installations. As a city that is virtually fully development, Norfolk is a national model for successful redevelopment and is a city with a development- friendly attitude. Norfolk has HUBZone, Enterprise and Empowerment Zone areas which are special districts that offer incentives on local, state

and/or federal levels as well as special programs for certified businesses looking to procure federal contracts. Local programs are in place to assist commercial developers, including a tax abatement program for qualifying residential, commercial and industrial rehabilitation properties. Comprehensive plans and studies are underway throughout the city with both short- and long-term strategies on how to best redevelop. In Downtown, new mixed-use development offers loft condominiums above historic store level shops and unique retrofitted buildings amid new condos and apartments. Downtown’s newest projects include Wells Fargo Center, a $180 million lifestyle complex of Class A office, retail and luxury apartments; the Samuel L. Slover Main Library which is slated to be a stateof-the-art modern high tech facility; the Norfolk Westin Hotel and Conference Center and Tidewater Community College’s student center. Restoration projects include two historic buildings to debut as affordable apartments and a redo of the Waterside Festival Marketplace. Throughout the city, an explosive desire to return to urban living has resulted in over 4,000 new housing units in the last five years. Looking for an exciting future? Come to Norfolk where Life is Celebrated Daily. If you are interested in knowing more about commercial opportunities and business assistance programs, please contact the Norfolk Department of Development at (757) 664-4338 or visit www.norfolkdevelopment.com.

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From an extraordinary hometown comes

a great community bank.

In many ways, the character of a bank is rooted in the character of its hometown. That’s why we at Old Point are so proud to have been founded in Hampton, Virginia. The fact that we’ve survived and thrived through all kinds of economic cycles since 1923 proves that we’ve absorbed a lot of the city’s staying power. And now, customers all across Hampton Roads think of us as their community bank. Thanks Hampton, and Happy 400th.

757.728.1200 www.oldpoint.com

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suffolk model at the Seaboard Station Railroad Museum depicts Suffolk in 1907. Discover the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, a natural wonder, surveyed by George Washington. Learn about the slaves who sought sanctuary it its thick forests.

COURTESY OF the city of suffolk

More Than Peanuts

Enjoying a day on the water

It’s a Good Time to Be in Suffolk

Size2 430 sq. miles Population1 (2008 est.) 81,332 MEDIAN Household Income3 (2008 est.) $57,546 Government City Council and City Manager Major Industries U.S. Joint Forces Command, City of Suffolk, Suffolk Public Schools, CIBA Specialty Chemicals, Obici Hospital, Sara Lee Coffee & Tea, QVC Corporation, Inc., Kraft/Planters Peanuts, Unilever/Lipton Tea, Inc. City Information (757) 514-4040 www.YesSuffolk.com School Information (757) 925-6750

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uffolk has evolved into a diverse city boasting world-class employers, stylish housing, excellent healthcare, quality schools, and an endless choice of recreational opportunities. Easy access to regional highways, international and general aviation airports, and the Port of Virginia make Suffolk bountiful for residents and businesses alike. Our 430 square miles makes us Virginia’s largest city, so you won’t run out of things do, sites to see and places to have a good time.

Experience history all around you The city’s rich heritage dates back to the early 17th century, when Captain John Smith first encountered a tribe of Indians dwelling on the shores of the Nansemond River. Descendants of those Native Americans and English colonists still live here today. Trace Suffolk’s legacy through historic homes, neighborhoods and churches. Explore Riddick’s Folly House Museum, an official Virginia Civil War Trail site, which served as headquarters for the Union Army. An HO-Scale

Grab a cappuccino, or a quiet dinner for two, tickets to a show, the opening of an art exhibit or a quiet walk along the riverfront—all in Suffolk. Our city’s small town charm and big city amenities attract conference and meeting attendees, group tours, leisure travelers and day trippers. Suffolk’s world famous Virginia peanuts are still in demand! Whether they’re roasted, boiled or chocolate covered, our peanuts are a hometown favorite and a southern delicacy.

Traditional Good Times Join us in honoring community spirit with annual family-friendly events and festivals including the Suffolk Peanut Festival, Nansemond Indian Tribal Pow Wow, Taste of Suffolk Downtown Street Festival, Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival and many more. Summers offer Friday evening concerts on the river— where you’ll enjoy everything from beach music and pop to salsa and R&B. As you can see there are significant opportunities throughout Suffolk. Add it all up and Suffolk appeals to people of all ages and interests, which makes living and doing business in Suffolk very hard to beat. Indeed, as the saying goes, “It’s a good time to be in Suffolk.” Visit www.YesSuffolk.com for the latest business updates and news releases.

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Virginia Beach Oceanfront

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irginia Beach is not only one of the best places to work in America; it’s also one of the best places to live. Residential offerings include oceanfront beach houses, urban lofts and country homes. Neighborhoods range from tranquil settings in Pungo, the cosmopolitan Town Center, the resort district along the Atlantic Ocean and everything in between. With 38 miles of shoreline, 79 miles of scenic waterways, 60 miles of biking trails and 208 municipal parks encompassing 4,000 acres, Virginia Beach has been recognized as being in the top 10 cities in America for the outdoors by Forbes magazine and in the top 10 greenest places to retire by U.S. News & World Report.

Powerful Forces at Work

Virginia Beach has the largest concentration of military installations in the country and a variety of jobs for highly skilled workers. Employers offer competitive salaries and a wealth of professional opportunities. The city has one of the nation’s best public school systems, and

the Advanced Technology Center provides opportunities for high school and community college students to earn additional training in industry-certified programs. Virginia Beach is home to Regent University and ECPI College of Technology and has campuses for Hampton University, Norfolk State, University of Phoenix, Old Dominion University, Strayer University and Tidewater Community College.

Live the Life!

Rich in culture

Virginia Beach is rich in entertainment offerings including the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, the Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia and the new Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, a 1300-seat performing arts theatre. Virginia Beach is a destination for travelers and a beacon for people seeking a relaxed yet sophisticated life style. We invite you to learn more at www.yesvirginiabeach.com or vbfun.com.

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Size2 248 sq. miles Population1 (2008 est.) 434,743 MEDIAN Household Income3 (2008 est.) $61,234 Government Council/Manager Major Industries Geico, Stihl, Amerigroup, Cendant/Avis Budget, Time-Life, AMSEC LLC City Information (757) 385-4111 School Information (757) 263-1000

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New Arrivals | Residential Real Estate

Courtesy of city of suffolk

Wide Open Spaces at Sleepy Point, Suffolk

Homes That Satisfy Everyone’s Taste and Lifestyle

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ne of the most anxietyridden parts of relocating is buying a home. What home options are available? What type of home do you want? What price range can you afford? Where do you want to live? What amenities are important? These are just a few of the real estate questions that fill the minds of newcomers. Hampton Roads 2,620 square miles are filled with a seemingly countless variety of homes in a number of price ranges. But like many other areas, the Hampton Roads market has slowed, although it is still better than the state average. In 2009 19,105 homes were sold, including new construction and resale homes, up from 18,227 in 2008. However the median sale price dropped from $230,000 in 2008 to $218,000 in 2009, a decrease of about 7% that was reflected throughout the region. Although the median sale prices were higher in the Williamsburg area, the approximate decrease in sale prices is similar. At the same time the number of residential

homes on the market throughout the area has increased steadily since 2008 with an increase of 3% from 2009 to 2010. One of the biggest impacts on median sale prices appears to be the distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) that have made up about 20% of the market over the last half of 2009. All economic indicators point to a slow housing market recovery during 2010 in Virginia and Hampton Roads. On the bright side Hampton Roads has preformed better than many other areas in Virginia and throughout the country. Interest rates remain at near-historically low levels, but unemployment rates and a shortfall in local, state and national government funding will slow the pace of what is now a positive residential sales recovery. The pressure on residential sales median prices in Hampton Roads reached its highest level during the summer of 2006 and early 2007, and then steadily declined thru 2009. The projection is a leveling off of this decline thru 2010 and a modest

price appreciation as the national economy begins recovery during late 2010 and 2011. It should be noted that most people who owned their home between 5 and 10 years have witnessed a solid home price appreciation with an almost doubling of the median sales price between the years 2000 and 2009. Residential Tax Rates (Tax rate per $100 of assessed value)

Chesapeake

$1.05

Franklin

$0.90

Gloucester County

$0.61

Hampton

$1.04

Isle of Wight County

$0.52

James City County

$0.77

Newport News

$1.10

Norfolk

$1.11

Poquoson

$0.81

Portsmouth

$1.21

Southampton

$0.72

Suffolk

$0.91

Virginia Beach

$0.89

Williamsburg

$0.54

York County

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Homebuyers have a lot of options throughout the region. While single-family, detached homes are the most popular, there are also townhouses and a variety of condominiums to choose from. Because of Hampton Roads’ long history, new residents can choose old farmhouses with Colonial charm, as well as unique 19thcentury homes built in every decade for the last 100 years. One neighborhood in Hampton, for example, features vintage Victorian homes with high ceilings, parlors, fireplaces in bedrooms and walk-around front porches. A short distance across the James River in Smithfield, are numerous, older historic homes built in the Colonial, Victorian, Federal or Georgian fashion. Hilton Village, in Newport News, is on the Federal Register of Historic Sites. Its single family and duplex stucco homes were part of the federal government’s first attempt to provide housing, built after World War I for the influx of military and workers at the nearby shipyard. On the other hand, there are more contemporary homes in newer subdivisions as well as a number of planned communities with various amenities to suit everyone’s tastes and pocketbook. Many of these communities are in suburban and even more rural settings. However, the return to a more urban lifestyle is opening opportunities for downtown living where you can walk to restaurants, shopping, entertainment, etc. Those seeking starter and fixer-up homes will also find a number of options to consider. It is still a buyer’s market, and inventory seems to be increasing although fairly stable, but the demand should begin to catch up with supply by 2011 as the national economy recovers and as the long term interest rates start to climb back up to a relatively normal 6.5-7.5% range for a 30 year mortgage. The recovery in Hampton Roads is due in large

part to the fact the region has a large number of defense contractors as well as a “defense-driven economy”. Add to that a mild climate, an ocean front and numerous waterways, plus historical sites reflecting the birth of our nation, and you have a formula for solid growth which keeps new residents coming into the area. Each individual or family should do some homework before beginning a house search. That homework should include: • Determining housing needs and wants. For example, a family may need four bedrooms and want to live near the water. • Determining what type of housing is wanted. • Determining how important it is to live near work sites and/or near schools. • Getting financial affairs in order. Develop a list that includes all bank accounts (with numbers and amounts),

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all debts (including to whom owed and the amount), and all income. • Determining how much can be spent on a home. Individuals may want to consider prequalifying for a mortgage. The Greater Hampton Roads Realtors Association (GHRRA) and the Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors (VPAR) are good resources in beginning any house search. Feel free to call either association for advice on the housing market or to obtain a listing of member realtors who subscribe to a strict code of ethics. Greater Hampton Roads Realtors Association 473-9700 www.centerforrealestate.com Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors 599-5222 www.vpar.com

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New Arrivals | Quick Start Guide

Chesapeake

Franklin

Gloucester

Hampton

Isle of Wight

James City County

Newport News

Norfolk

Natural Gas

1-866-229-3578

1-800-562-3918

Private Firms

1-866-229-3578

1-800-543-8911

1-866-229-3578

1-866-229-3578

1-866-229-3578

Electricity

1-888-667-3000

562-8568

1-800-772-4338

1-888-667-3000

1-800-772-4338

1-888-667-3000

1-888-667-3000

1-888-667-3000

Sewer/Water

382-6352

562-8565

(804) 693-4044

926-1000

365-6232

253-6805

926-1000

664-6700

Cable TV

224-1111

224-1111

(804) 693-3535

224-1111

1-800-572-2328

224-1111

224-1111

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Telephone

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Voter Registration

M-F 8:30 am - 5 pm 277-9797

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M-F 9 am - 5 pm 365-6230

M-F 8:00 am - 5 pm 253-6868

M-F 8:00 am - 5 pm 926-8683

M-F 8:30 am - 5 pm 664-4353

Tax Information

Personal Property 382-6730 Real Estate 382-6235

Personal Property/ Real Estate 562-8548

Personal Property/ Real Estate (804) 693-2141

Personal Property/ Real Estate 727-8311

Personal Property 365-6222 Real Estate 365-6219

Personal Property/ Real Estate 253-6705

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1-800-435-5137

1-800-435-5137

1-800-435-5137

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1-800-435-5137

1-800-435-5137

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1-800-288-2585

1-800-288-3585

1-800-685-1111

873-0519

1-800-685-1111

873-0519

873-0519

1-800-288-2585

Chamber of Commerce

622-2312

562-4900

(804) 693-2425

262-2000

357-3502

262-2000 229-6511

262-2000

622-2312

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382-6579

653-2821

(804) 693-2998

727-1154

357-2264

259-7720

591-4858

664-7323

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382-6411

562-2475

(804) 693-2355

727-6348

357-2291

259-3200

926-1400

441-2149

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382-8080

562-8605

(804) 693-5290

727-8311

365-6318

565-0370

595-7387

664-7387

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382-8608

562-6109

(804) 693-2445

727-1172

357-4177

253-4740

594-7300

683-2700

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547-9717

925-2376

865-5800

865-5800

925-2376

253-4738

865-5800

455-3960

School Board

547-0153

569-8111

(804) 693-5300

727-2000

357-4393

253-6777

591-4500

628-3834

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New Arrivals

Poquoson

Portsmouth

Southampton County

Suffolk

Virginia Beach

Williamsburg

York County

Natural Gas

1-866-229-3578

1-800-543-8911

1-800-592-2000

1-866-229-3578

1-866-229-3578

1-866-229-3578

1-866-229-3578

Electricity

1-888-667-3000

1-888-667-3000

1-888-667-3000

1-888-667-3000

1-888-667-3000

1-888-667-3000

1-888-667-3000

Sewer/Water

926-1000

393-8524

653-3010

514-7000

427-4631

926-1000

926-1000

Cable TV

224-1111

224-1111

224-1111

1-866-499-8080

224-1111

224-1111

224-1111

Telephone

Cox Communications 224-1111 Verizon 954-6222

Cox Communications 224-1111 Verizon 954-6222

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Voter Registration

M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 868-3070

M-F 8:00 am.- 5 pm 393-8644

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M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 514-7750

M-F 8:00 am - 5 pm 427-8683

M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 220-6157

M-F 8:30 am - 5 pm 890-3440

Tax Information

Personal Property 868-3020 Real Estate 868-3080

Personal Property Real Estate 393-8651

Personal Property/ Real Estate 653-3030

Personal Property 514-4275 Real Estate 514-4260

Personal Property 427-8142 Real Estate 385-4601

Personal Property/ Real Estate 220-6180

Personal Property 890-3381 Real Estate 890-3382

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Cox Communications 224-1111 Verizon 954-6222

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Verizon 1-877-483-5898

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1-800-435-5137

1-800-435-5137

1-800-435-5137

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1-800-435-5137

1-800-435-5137

1-800-435-5137

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873-0519

1-800-288-2585

1-800-288-2585

1-800-288-2585

1-800-288-2585

873-0519

873-0519

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262-2000

622-2312

562-4900

664-2521

622-2312

229-6511

877-5920 229-6511 262-2000

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868-3060

393-8501

653-2821

934-7686

385-0150

259-4040

890-3376

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868-3580

393-8481

653-2532

514-7250

385-0400

259-3760

890-3500

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595-7387

393-8430

653-2100

514-7855

427-4158

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890-3601

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594-7300

393-8585

653-3040

686-4900

518-2700

594-7300

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865-5800

314-1526

925-2376

925-2376

455-3960

253-4738

865-5800

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868-3055

393-8751

653-2692

925-6750

263-1000

253-6777

898-0300

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Business | Economic Development

Urban Business Center of Hampton Roads, Downtown Norfolk

Regional Vision, Global Impact

T

he Hampton Roads region is a great place to live, work and play. And, it’s only going to get better. “With proper foresight, continuous planning and dynamic economic development, Hampton Roads will be recognized internationally as a region fueled by Innovation, Intellectual and Human Capital, Infrastructure and a Sense of Place.” This is the over-arching goal for the region’s 2010-2015 economic strategy called “Vision Hampton Roads.” Hampton Roads has dealt with reductions in workforce within a number of firms, as has every corner of the nation during the Great Recession which began in 2007. In preparation for recovery, a group of regional organizations and community leaders collaborated together to develop “Vision Hampton Roads,” a regional plan with a five year horizon. This “Vision” employs strategies and actions which leverage regional strengths to diversify and grow the economy, positioning Hampton Roads

as a leader in the global economy of today and tomorrow. In economic development today, it’s important to address who and what is Hampton Roads as a region; who lives here and why; what is the region’s business identity; and how entrepreneurs, creativity and innovation are attracted. Regions that thrive in the “new economy” will be those truly educating their workforce, cultivating innovation, investing in infrastructure and creating quality places, like Hampton Roads. “Vision” planning has placed Hampton Roads on a path to regional transformation by embedding a working process as we think, live and act regionally. The growth rate of Gross Regional Product (GRP) for Hampton Roads has averaged about 3% for this decade (20002009) and has been much more stable for the region than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the U.S. as a whole. This is mainly due to the large amount of income tied directly or indirectly to military and other federal installations.22 Hampton Roads was one of only six metro areas that had regained pre-recession peak level of output by the third

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quarter and one of only four that actually grew GRP. Hampton Roads was also one of the top 20 strongest performing metro areas based on unemployment, GRP and housing prices.37 Hampton Roads’ per capita income has historically been below the national average but has shown steady growth each year through this decade. In 2007, per capita income in Hampton Roads stood at $36,701 below Virginia’s $43,275 and below the U.S. level of $39,430.30 However, median income in Hampton Roads compares very favorably against the nation. 2007 median household income was $54,824 compared to $50,007 for the nation and $59,562 for Virginia, due to the strength of the region’s middle class.

Strategic location, global significance The first rule of thumb for any economic development is location, location, location. Hampton Roads, the region, is located in the southeastern coastal tidewater of Virginia in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic. It is a region that depends on a maritime-rich geography including all the benefits that come

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with it, such as commerce derived at its ports, tourism and real estate drawn to its beaches, and the waters that allow it to be one of the most concentrated naval strongholds on the planet. Hampton Roads, the harbor, is formed by the confluence of the James, Nansemond and Elizabeth Rivers and flows into the Chesapeake Bay whose watershed covers 64,000 square miles and all or part of six states and Washington, DC. As one of the world’s biggest and deepest natural harbors, the largest in North America, Hampton Roads is home to the world’s largest naval base at Norfolk and the Port of Virginia, third largest behind Port of New York and the Port of Savannah. It is one of the busiest and fastest growing commercial ports on the U.S. East Coast with products popular the world over from Smithfield Hams to Suffolk Peanuts to Chesapeake Bay crabs. Since the English settlers arrived in the early 1600s, Hampton Roads has been an enviable strategic stronghold. The region’s land area covers approximately 2,907 square miles and includes an extensive system of waterways including the Intracoastal Waterway and enjoys a temperate climate guaranteeing an ice-free harbor. The central location of Hampton Roads’ is within 750 miles of three-fourths of the nation’s population and six of the ten largest U.S. population centers. The Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area (Hampton Roads MSA) is made up of fifteen cities and counties, making it the seventh largest MSA in the Southeast U.S., the second largest between Washington, DC and Atlanta and the largest coastal MSA between New York and Miami in the Eastern U.S.21 Hampton Roads is the 38th largest Metropolitan economy and the 34th most populous MSA in the country1 with a gross metropolitan product of approximately $76.84 Billion (2009).22 Hampton Roads is one of America’s most popular vacation spots, and boasts something for everyone. It has an expansive 2,600 miles of shorelines, worldrenowned museums and cultural opportunities such as the Virginia Opera, Virginia International Arts Festival, and Virginia Symphony, sports organizations and venues, shopping malls, historic cities and towns, amusement parks and state and national parks. Hampton Roads’ climate is enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts; recreational activities include boating, fishing, camping, biking, and tennis throughout the hundreds of local parks and campgrounds. The region’s safe harbors, proximity to the ocean and rich history have worked together to form today’s Hampton Roads.

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LIGHT RAIL & EXCITING DOWNTOWN OPPORTUNITIES

EXCITING INITIATIvES • Proposed Multimodal Center to accommodate commuter transportation options which may include High Speed Rail connecting to Northeast corridor • Alternative Renewable Energy REGIONAL STRENGTH • Second Only to Washington D.C. Metro area for Defense & Homeland Security Jobs (HRTC.org) • #1 Metro for High-Impact Firms (SBA.gov) • The Most Job-Centralized Large Metro In U.S. (Brookings) • Top 20 Strongest Performing Regions (Brookings) • Top 10 Region for Well-Being (Gallup) • Ranks 5th for High-Paying Jobs (Forbes.com)

strong | stable | smart | energetic | cultured

BEST CITIES FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Norfolk ranks in the Top 20 large cities for its Vitality, Affordability, Lifestyle, Earning, Learning, Social Scene, After Hours and Around Town!

Almost half of the region’s 96,000 students enrolled in higher educational institutions are in Norfolk

» Forbes.com

YOUNG & vIBRANT One-third of the population is between 20-34 years old.

NORFOLK DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT 500 East Main Street, Suite 1500 Norfolk, VA 23510 757-664-4338 | www.norfolkdevelopment.com

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Industry Diversity, Leveraging Assets The region’s largest employers represent industry sectors like shipbuilding, health care, education, tourism, banking, insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications, and transportation and include: public school systems, colleges and universities, Sentara Healthcare, Riverside Health System, Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System, Colonial Williamsburg, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, SAIC, Measurement Specialties and GEICO.38 Hampton Roads is an international gateway with a large presence of foreign firms dominated by Germany, Japan and UK, including Canon, BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Stihl, HSBC-North America, Maersk Line Limited, CMA CGM North America, Zim-American, Ferguson Enterprises/Wolseley NA and Anheuser-Busch/InBev.38 Fortune 1000 firms with headquarters or a significant presence in the region include Amerigroup, Dollar Tree, Norfolk Southern, Smithfield Foods, and the largest private employer in Virginia, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding.38 The region’s largest financial institutions include Bank of America, Wells Fargo, SunTrust and BB&T. Several regional banks are also strong financial assets in Hampton Roads, the largest of which is TowneBank.38 The economic structure of the region is characterized by the strong presence of the military, followed by real estate and rental leasing, manufacturing and shipbuilding, construction, tourism and recreation, and retail. Over the past decade, Hampton Roads’ population has grown at an annualized rate of 0.64%, slow compared to the nation. Since 2001, economic growth in the region has averaged 6.7% annually (3.3% in per capita dollars). Much of this growth is the

result of increased Department of Defense (DoD) spending within the region.5

Federal/Military Sector Hampton Roads has one of the largest concentrations of military personnel, second only to Washington DC, hence the regional moniker, “Pentagon South.” Hampton Roads hosts all five military services with both operating forces and major command headquarters. This includes the only NATO command in North America, and the U.S. Joint Forces Command (one of DoD’s ten combatant commands charged with transforming U.S. military capabilities). Increases in military pay and federal contracts have significantly contributed to the region’s economic growth. And defense spending continues to cushion the region in times of economic downturn.22 Thirty of the 100 largest defense firms in the world have a presence in Hampton Roads. Hampton Roads is also the home to the world’s largest concentration of U.S. Coast Guard assets. Additionally, thirteen Federal departments, administrations, and agencies are represented in the Hampton Roads region: Departments of Veterans Affairs, Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, Homeland Security, Interior, Justice, Labor, and Transportation.

Port/Maritime Sector One of the jewels of the region is the Port of Virginia, which contributes nearly 350,000 jobs, more than $13.5 billion in employee wages, $1.2 billion in taxes and $41.1 billion in business each year to the Commonwealth.23 Naturally safe harbors in Hampton Roads have brought commerce and trade to the Hampton Roads region for centuries. Deepwater access that can accommodate today’s

-and tomorrow’s- supertankers, a strategic Mid-Atlantic location and a streamlined infrastructure network have helped to make Hampton Roads a premier international port. Over 3,000 foreign and domestic vessels calling annually. In addition to the Port of Virginia, Hampton Roads’ economy is built on many portrelated activities including commercial, military land-based support facilities and inland transportation, ship repair, shipbuilding, cargo terminals, cargo and cruise ships, maritime insurance and legal services, shipping line offices, mega yacht repair and maritime construction. Hampton Roads is well poised to be the dominant port on the East Coast. The 2040 Virginia Port Authority Master Plan is driven by the creation of 600 acres of land and opening of Craney Island Marine Terminal, improvements at Norfolk International Terminals and Portsmouth Marine Terminals, development at the APM Terminal in Portsmouth and enhanced intermodal rail service.

tourism/ arts & culture sector Hampton Roads is a popular vacation destination for millions of visitors annually. Each city has its own unique attractions, events and activities. From the surf and sand of the longest pleasure beach in the world at Virginia Beach, to the Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg, to the convention centers spread throughout the region, Hampton Roads is an established multi-faceted tourist destination. In 2008, tourists spent in excess of $3.8 billion in Hampton Roads.24 The Leisure and Hospitality industry employs over 80,000 people in Hampton Roads. In addition to the hoteliers who depend on tourists to fill their

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rooms, tourism brings new money to restaurants, retail establishments and government coffers.25 Tourism contributes to quality of life through the influx of tax revenue, creation of jobs and improved services and attractions that add to the vibrancy of life in Hampton Roads. For businesses in Hampton Roads this means improved recruiting and retention and greater quality of life for those employees.26 Arts & Culture in Hampton Roads serve as a significant component of the Tourism industry. The arts strengthen and educate communities, lift spirits and build a better quality of life for everyone. As a billion dollar industry in Virginia, arts and cultural organizations create millions of dollars in revenues for area businesses, attract out-ofstate tourism spending, generate millions of dollars in personal income for Hampton Roads’ workforce and entrepreneurs and create thousands of jobs for residents in the region.27

real estate Economic development also depends upon the availability of suitable commercial and residential property. Hampton Roads offers a variety of real estate options at reasonable prices. According to the 2010 Market Review and Forecast, Hampton Roads’ industrial market currently encompasses almost 96 million square feet of space located in 2,715 buildings throughout the region. This includes over 23 million square feet of multi-tenant office space of which 10.5 million is rated Class A.31 The region’s industrial space vacancy rate has hovered at 6% for several years while the total market vacancy rate for office space is 14.5%, partly because Hampton Roads’ real estate costs are so competitive. The average cost per square foot of industrial property (2-5 acres) is $2.50 while

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Helpful Websites Franklin & Southampton County Chamber of Commerce FSAChamber.com Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce GloucesterVAChamber.org Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance WilliamsburgCC.com Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce HamptonRoadsChamber.com Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance HREDA.com Hampton Roads Military & Federal Facilities Alliance HRMFFA.org Hampton Roads Partnership HRP.org Hampton Roads Performs HamptonRoadsPerforms.org

Hampton Roads Regional Blog SmartRegion.org Isle of Wight-SmithfieldWindsor Chamber of Commerce TheIsle.org ODU Center for Real Estate & Economic Development BPA.ODU.edu/creed/ Opportunity, Inc. Opp-Inc.org Peninsula Council for Workforce Development PCFWD.org Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce VPCC.org Vision Hampton Roads, Regional Economic Strategy VisionHamptonRoads.com York County Chamber of Commerce YorkCountyChamberVA.org

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission HRPDC.org

the average sales price per square foot of industrial space (20,00039,999) is $52.00. The average rental rates per square foot for Class A and Class B space are $21.00 and $17.00 respectively.31 New home purchases in Hampton Roads have been better than national averages as well.  The quality and supply of homes in the area is strong, and there are good financing options and terms for both purchases and refinances.32

Measuring Success, Follow the numbers Business, civic and government leaders in the region use the web-based Hampton Roads Performs as their resource for data that shows how the region is performing on key quality of life indicators. Open to full public access, these quality of life indicators answer the question, “How is the Hampton Roads Region Doing?” and the results are used to

compare Hampton Roads to other regions. Workforce Quality: Over 27% of residents hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and the number of community college, high school career and technical education awards is increasing.1 Business Startups: The rate of startups, a measure of entrepreneurship, remains high compared to previous years.29 Personal Income: Among peer metro areas, per capita income is growing fastest in the Hampton Roads area and faster than the rate for the U.S. as a whole.30 A strong economy is characterized by prosperity reflected in improving standards of living. Unemployment: At its peak, unemployment topped 5.4% in 2008 and 6.9% in 2009, thanks to a strong military presence, still well under the national average.16

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Courtesy of ODU’s Virginia Modeling, Simulation and Analysis Center

Entrepreneurial, Diversified economy

Modeling and Simulation in Health Care

Ready, Willing and Educated

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ampton Roads is a diverse region of nearly 1.7 million citizens that includes urban, suburban and rural communities. Compared to Virginia and the nation as a whole, the population of the Hampton Roads region has grown at a relatively slow pace and tends to be younger, more diverse than the population of the U.S.1 One factor contributing to Hampton Road’s prosperity is its workforce. The region offers a fairly large civilian labor force consisting of approximately 825,000 people.29 The area is also home to approximately 160,000 active duty military and civilian personnel, increasing the estimated total labor force to nearly one million strong. The large military presence also gives the area a unique advantage: with an annual average of 13,000 exiting military personnel and over 30,000 military spouses,5 Hampton Roads has a continuously replenishing labor force.

Education is serious business Employers demand workers who can think critically and solve problems. Workforce develop-

ment facilities for career and technical training, professional development and re-employment services include those operated by the region’s community colleges, Virginia Employment Commission, public schools, the military and the private sector. An average of 79% of area high school graduates elect to continue their education at two-year or four-year institutions of higher learning or through one of the region’s many vocational programs. The public workforce development system’s close working relationship with the region’s educational institutions ensure the local workforce has the skills needed to help keep area businesses and industries competitive. Existing programs, particularly those in fields related to high-growth industries and occupations, have been shown to lead to improved employment and earnings outcomes. More than 106,000 students are enrolled in Hampton Roads’ thirteen colleges and universities and three community colleges. Most of these students are permanent residents, available for part- or full-time employment.  Their 14,000 annual graduates provide a work-ready talent pool from which to recruit.

Support for innovation-based, high-growth business within economic sectors is a key component of Hampton Roads “Vision.” Studies have shown that about 75% of new job growth in the U.S. comes from high-growth entrepreneurial ventures that start as ‘small businesses’ but are designed to grow, a category where Hampton Roads leads the nation.33 Diversification of the Hampton Roads economy is focused on: technology-based innovation and education from advanced manufacturing and robotics to nanotechnology; coastal energy solutions; healthcare and life sciences; and environmental distinction. Industry clusters are already here in modeling and simulation (M&S), information technology, biomedical, sensors and marine science. M&S, designated a national critical technology by U.S. Congressional leadership, is supported strongly by military sponsors and has expanded to transportation, maritime operations, education and medical. Hampton Roads is one of the country’s three leading regions in M&S along with Orlando, Florida, and Huntsville, Alabama. In Hampton Roads, it has become a $640 million industry employing over 5,000 people with an average annual salary of $83,000.36 In 2010, Hampton Roads will host the 4th Annual International MODSIM World. Bioscience includes research developed at local colleges, universities and federal labs as well as commercial entities and extends to organ replacement, marine science and medical devices. Over 1,200 jobs paying an average of $65,000 annually exist in Hampton Roads.28 Hampton Roads is home to innovative research and development with internationallyrecognized facilities including: NASA Langley Research Center, the nation’s first civil

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aeronautics laboratory leading and advancing the American aerospace industry since 1917; the Department of Energy’s unique Jefferson Lab; Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center; Hampton University’s Proton Therapy Institute, the latest, most precise cancer-fighting technologies; and the National Institute of Aerospace in Hampton. There are active technology transfer offices and several technology business incubators available in the region where entrepreneurs can obtain office space and advice on building their businesses.

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Proposed Craney Island Marine Terminal

Getting Here, Going There

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hen publicly ranking priorities during development of “Vision Hampton Roads,” the region’s 2010-2015 economic roadmap, port and maritime business, quality of life improvements, the military, high-tech, small business and the environment were selected as chiefly important. However, more important than all of these was transportation. “Transportation and connectivity is the key to being competitive. It relates to quality of life improvements, tourism, port, etc. We must have strong transportation for all of this to work,” said one citizen. Hampton Roads has its transportation issues as does any metropolitan region. When working together as a region to improve mobility within tough budgets on all levels, congestion mitigation is the answer, including development of publicprivate partnerships to add new and/or improve existing bridges and tunnels, growing the use of telecommuting, enlisting

technology, considering transitoriented development and identifying funding models, especially for development of high-speed rail and enhanced intercity rail.

Planning Ahead The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization, the intergovernmental body responsible for planning transportation in Hampton Roads, is developing its 2034 Long Range Plan. Also, a Transit Vision Plan for Hampton Roads is in process and proposes that an integrated, high-capacity transit system will help address some of the region’s social, environmental, and economic challenges interrelated to land use and sustainability and will address bicycle and pedestrian projects as well.

Roads, Tunnels, Bridges and Ferries Because of the abundance of waterways, the Hampton Roads’ transportation network is heavily dependent on and utilizes a number of methods to get around the water surrounding its communities. It is an effective but aging transportation system. In fact, Hampton Roads has more

Courtesy of Virginia Port Authority

tunnels connectiong its communities than any other region in the U.S. Tunnels, bridges and ferries enhance Hampton Roads residents’ ability to go from one area to the other and beyond. Hampton Roads’ interstates form a big loop or beltway around the region. The inner loop follows I-64 east and I-664 north. The outer loop follows I-64 west and I-664 south. Due west of the region are the principal northsouth interstate highways, I-85 and I-95. Through Southampton County, I-95 is located just four miles west of the region. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel gives northeast coastal highway traffic direct access to Hampton Roads and saves 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the New York/New Jersey corridor. Several roadway expansion or enhancement projects are underway including one to improve intermodal access to Norfolk International Terminals. Major regional projects completed in recent years include the Pinners Point Connector in Portsmouth, Route 17 in Chesapeake, the Chesapeake Expressway, widening of I-64 in Hampton/Newport News and the Southwest Suffolk Bypass.

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A 15-minute ferry that connects the Scotland area in Surry County with the Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown is maintained by the state, providing highway commuters a very affordable highway alternative. Per capita vehicle miles traveled has remained relatively stable over the last 10 years, suggesting that commuting distances are relatively short.39

public transit service Hampton Roads Transit, with over 55 fixed routes and 300 buses, provides public transportation throughout Hampton Roads. In addition to local and express bus services, HRT’s other services include a ferry connecting Norfolk and Portsmouth, paratransit service, and TRAFFIX, a program providing alternatives to the one-person-per-car commute. In 2011, HRT will launch “The Tide,” Virginia’s first light rail system that will run in Norfolk and serve as a starter line for a future region-wide intercity rail transit system. Williamsburg Area Transit provides bus transportation throughout Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and area shopping locations to the west while the Bay Transit Company, which is a service of Bay Aging, provides bus service on weekdays to all residents in the ten counties of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck, including Gloucester and Mathews Counties.  Norfolk’s Greyhound Bus service provides intercity connections nationwide.

Rail/Intermodal Service Hampton Roads is served primarily by two Class I freight rail giants, CSX and Norfolk Southern.  The ports create a perfect entry location for these railways for cargo distribution throughout the East Coast and Midwest.  Efficient connections

with other rail systems and motor carriers provide easy and affordable access to the rest of the U.S. Additionally, more than 50 common freight carriers serve Hampton Roads, and UPS maintains a local terminal. • Norfolk Southern, headquartered in Norfolk, links the entire region to markets in 22 Eastern states, Washington, DC, and Ontario, Canada, via 21,000 miles of track. The railroad provides transportation services for agricultural, industrial and raw products and intermodal service to Norfolk International Terminals. Hampton Roads rail trade is expected to grow significantly by 2035, largely the result of the planned rail improvements along the Heartland Corridor to the Midwest. The Heartland Corridor rail project is expected to cut a day and a half off the existing 235 mile trip between Chicago and Hampton Roads and allow double-stack trains. • CSX operates on 23,000 miles of track in 23 states, Washington, DC, Montreal and Ontario,

Canada. It offers a Rail-toTruck Transshipment Facility in Newport News and an intermodal terminal in nearby Portsmouth. In addition, CSX is championing the National Gateway Initiative, a publicprivate partnership to create a more efficient freight route linking the Port of Virginia with Midwestern markets, improving the flow of rail traffic between these regions by increasing the use of double-stack trains. When the project is complete, Hampton Roads will have few limitations for its market reach via rail. • Amtrak connects the region to other areas of the country with passenger trains departing daily from Newport News on the Virginia Peninsula. Additional passenger rail service in development for Hampton Roads will serve five Southside cities, three of which have employment densities of over 1,000 jobs per square mile (Norfolk, the proposed terminus, has 4,000) and 65% of the region’s population.34

Helpful Information Amtrak Passenger Rail Amtrak.com; 800-USA-RAIL (800-872-7245) Bay Transit Company BayTransit.org Cruises CruiseNorfolk.org E-ZPass Electronic Toll Systems EZPass.com Greyhound Bus Service Greyhound.com Hampton Roads Traffic Cameras TrafficLand.com/city/ORF/index.html Hampton Roads Transit HRTransit.org Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization HRTPO.org Light Rail-The Tide RideTheTide.com Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport TakePHF.com Norfolk International Airport TakeORF.com Norfolk Southern www.NSCorp.com Toll-Free Virginia Highway Traffic Information Dial 511 Updates on I-64 Construction I64info.com VDOT Traffic and Travel Info 511HamptonRoads.com Virginia Department of Transportation VirginiaDOT.org Virginia Port Authority PortOfVirginia.com Williamsburg Area Transport WilliamsburgTransport.com

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Air service The region’s two major airports, Norfolk International Airport (ORF) and Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF), are located within a 30-minute commute of most business and residential areas in the region and provide over 210 daily flights to 22 airports, 17 of which are International Gateways. These airports are currently handling over 72 million pounds of air cargo per year and almost 4.5 million passengers. Currently, an average of more than 400 landings and takeoffs take place each day at the region’s airports. This includes passenger and cargo air-

lines, general aviation, air taxi and charter flights. In addition, the airports often handle military flights when local base runways are under repair.35

ports Hampton Roads’ businesses enjoy direct access to three major marine terminals run by the Virginia Port Authority: Norfolk International Terminals, Portsmouth Marine Terminal and Newport News Marine Terminal. Hampton Roads is also home to the nation’s first privately developed container terminal, APM/ Maersk.

Courtesy of city of northern southern corporation

Norfolk Southern

Currently, over 95% of the world’s shipping lines call on the Port of Virginia, linking Hampton Roads and the rest of the U.S. to more than 250 ports in 100 countries. Hampton Roads has a well-deserved reputation for providing efficient, modern cargo handling and year-round transportation. The Port Authority has forecasted healthy growth during the next 10 years based on the opening of a widened Panama Canal in 2014 and enhanced rail connections with Norfolk Southern’s Heartland Corridor and CSX’s National Gateway. The Port of Virginia, the third busiest general cargo port on the East Coast with 50-foot deep channels and an ice-free harbor, is home to some of the largest and fastest container cranes in the world. The three marine terminals that compose The Port of Virginia handled more than one million containers in 2008. A long-range master plan that has the development of Craney Island Marine Terminal as its centerpiece maps out the steps to more than double the Port’s overall capacity over the next two years.

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Education for the 21st Century

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Education

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Learning Computer Skills

ducation has been the cornerstone of life in the region for more than 300 years. Over 86,000 students are enrolled in the region’s colleges and universities which include two of the most prestigious and oldest educational institutions in the nation: the College of William and Mary and Hampton University. This is in addition to the students enrolled in campuses sponsored by institutions outside of the area or those enrolled in the many technical and speciality schools located within the region such as ECPI College of Technology, Florida Institute of Technology and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Since its founding in 1693, The College of William and Mary has compiled a remarkable list of “firsts” among American universities, including the first honor system, first full faculty, first to become a university, and the founding of Phi Beta Kappa. William and Mary has helped to educate four U.S. presidents, four signers of the Declaration

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of Independence, members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, governors and many others in public service. According to a recent U.S. News and World Report poll, William and Mary is the top-ranked, small public university and ranked second in the nation in efficiency (combination of quality and cost). And, in August 2005, Newsweek magazine repeated the compliment by declaring the College of William and Mary “the hottest small college in the nation based upon its academics, appeal and focus on students.” William and Mary offers 36 degree programs for undergraduates and 14 for graduates in the arts, sciences, business, education and law. A number of special programs are also available including specialized seminars for freshman, undergraduate research, and study abroad in more than 10 countries. Founded in 1878, Hampton University was one of the nation’s first schools of higher

education for freed slaves. The school was established to train selected young men and women to “go out and teach and lead their people,” and to build a viable industrial system on the strength of self-sufficiency, intelligent labor and solid moral character. Today Hampton University welcomes students of all races and creeds, offering 38 bachelor’s degrees, 14 master’s degrees, and doctoral or professional degrees in nursing (Ph.D.), physics (Ph.D.), physical therapy (DPT) and pharmacy (Pharm.D.). Old Dominion University in Norfolk is the largest institution of higher learning in Hampton Roads, offering 65 undergraduate degrees, 64 master’s degrees and 21 doctorates. It also sponsors the Peninsula Graduate Engineering Center at the Hampton Roads Center in Hampton. This advanced engineering education facility opened in 1986 for employees of many of the area’s high-tech firms. In Newport News, Christopher Newport University offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs in business, science and technology. Although CNU was originally commissioned

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as a two-year branch of the College of William and Mary, it eventually became a four-year, baccalaureate degree-granting college. It gained its full independence from William and Mary in 1977 and was given university status in 1992. Virginia Wesleyan College, a four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is located on the border of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. With a 13 to 1 studentfaculty ratio, Virginia Wesleyan is small by design, believing that a liberal arts education is best achieved in a setting where students and faculty know each other well. Virginia Wesleyan offers 39 majors, 70 student organizations and 19 intercollegiate sports. The college also offers night and weekend courses through its Adult Studies Program. Visit www.vwc.edu for more information. Norfolk State University, founded during the Great

Depression, is one of the largest predominately black institutions in the nation. Today, it offers 50 academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It also includes the Dozerty National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Science whose primary goal is to address the severe shortage of minority scientists. For more than 20 years, Virginia has funded a state-wide community college system with specialized studies leading to associate degrees and certificates. Hampton Roads is home to several of these schools, including Rappahannock Community College in Glenns (Gloucester County), Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, and Paul D. Camp Community College in Franklin, Suffolk and Smithfield. Tidewater Community College (TCC) is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. (Forty-three percent

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Regent University

of the region’s residents who attend a college or university are enrolled at TCC.) The college has campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach, and offers a comprehensive range of programs from courses of study that lead to associate degrees, diplomas or certificates for over 60 occupational/technical programs. Thomas Nelson Community College offers high-quality comprehensive educational programs and services including 35 associate degrees, one diploma and 38 certificate programs. Its 11,400 students can transfer their credits to most four-year universities with no loss of credits. Thomas Nelson is in educational partnership with a variety of local businesses including Jefferson Lab, NASA Langley and Siemens. Regent University, in Virginia Beach, is an interdenominational evangelical Christian university offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in business, communication and arts, divinity, education, government, law, leadership studies and psychology and counseling. Northrop Grumman Newport News sponsors the Newport News Apprentice School, which provides college-level technical training for qualified students who are or will be employees.

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Colleges & Universities Bryant & Stratton College Virginia Beach 499-7900 Two-year private college offering A.A.S. degree programs in paralegal, medical, business and technology fields. Christopher Newport University Newport News 594-7000 Offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate programs to 5,000 students in the liberal arts, business, science and technology.

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College of William and Mary Williamsburg 221-4000 Gloucester 804-684-2000 A public university, established in 1693, is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Evening MBA program in Oyster Point offered one evening a week.

George Washington University Hampton Roads Center Newport News 269-4949 Has offered graduate degree programs in education administration, human resource development, engineering management and tourism administration for over 35 years.

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Hampton University Hampton 727-5000 An historically black university, that is privately-endowed, coeducational and nonsectarian.

Paul D. Camp Community College Serving Isle of Wight County, Suffolk, & Southampton County 569-6700 A comprehensive community college offering more than 50 degree and certificate programs and an array of workforce/customized training that can be delivered at any college or workplace based upon the needs of the employers in the region.

Newport News Apprentice School Newport News 380-3809 College-level technical training for qualified students who are or will be employees.

Peninsula Higher Education Center Hampton 766-5200 Advanced engineering facility sponsored by Old Dominion University.

Norfolk State University Norfolk 823-8600 Founded in 1935, this public university is one of the largest predominately black institutions in the United States.

Rappahannock Community College Gloucester (804) 758-6700 Public, two-year institution offering transferable associate degrees and occupational, technical and workforce development.

1-866-219-5565 671-7171 838-9191

Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk 446-5600 A private medical school that does not own a hospital. This regional institute reaches into all corners of the Hampton Roads community through its partnerships with regional hospitals, clinics, institutions and physicians. Florida Institute of Technology in Hampton Roads Graduate Center Fort Eustis (NN) 887-2488 Norfolk Naval Station 440-9005 Offers master’s degree in business on military installations for working adults and members of the United States military community.

65 undergraduate degrees, 64 master’s degrees and 21 doctorates.

Old Dominion University Norfolk 683-3000 The largest institution of higher learning in Hampton Roads, offering

Regent University Virginia Beach 226-4000 Washington, DC (806) 734-3688 www.regent.edu Interdenominational evangelical Christian university offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in business, communication and arts, divinity, education, government, law, leadership studies and psychology and counseling.

Christopher Newport University Student Center

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School of Marine Science (SMS) Gloucester 804-684-7000 SMS is the professional graduate school in Marine Science for the College of William and Mary. St. Leo College Fort Eustis (NN) 887-0655 Langley Air Force Base (H) 766-1812 A Catholic institution providing educational services on military installations for working adults and members of the United States military community. Strayer University Newport News 873-3100 Chesapeake 382-9900 Private university specializing in information technology and business-oriented courses for

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working adult students. Undergraduate and graduate programs in addition to online courses.

organizations and 19 intercollegiate sports. www.vwc.edu

Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton 825-2700 Public, two-year institution offering transferable associate degrees and occupational, technical and workforce development.

Professional Schools

Tidewater Community College Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach 822-1122 Offers comprehensive programs to meet the educational needs of area citizens, business and industry. Troy University Ft. Eustis (NN), Ft. Monroe (H), Langley Air Force Base (H) 766-3611 Norfolk 451-0152 Offers graduate degrees in a variety of areas including business management and administration, human resource management, education, and criminal justice. University of Virginia Hampton Roads Graduate Center Hampton 552-1890 Offers two masters of education, six masters of engineering and a doctorate in educational administration. Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) Gloucester (804) 684-7000 Conducts interdisciplinary research in coastal and estuarine science, educates students and citizens, and provides advisory service to policy makers, industry and the public. VIMS was chartered in 1940, and is currently among the largest marine research and education centers in the United States. Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Graduate Center Hampton 363-3930 Offers a doctorate in educational administration, a career-integrated master of business administration program and five masters of science degrees in engineering. Virginia Wesleyan College Norfolk 455-3200 A four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church, offering a 13:1 studentfaculty ratio, 39 majors, 70 student

If you’re contemplating a career change, check the list below of several of the many specialized programs available in Hampton Roads.

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Alpha College of Real Estate Newport News 873-8884 Offers courses in the principles of real estate. American Spirit Institute Williamsburg 220-8000 Offers professional training in massage therapy and holistic studies. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Fort Eustis (NN) 887-0980 Langley Air Force Base (H) 764-2662 Offers a comprehensive program in aircraft maintenance and repair. Johnson & Wales University Norfolk 853-3508 Offers professional training in the culinary arts and restaurant management. Riverside School of Health Occupations Newport News 240-2200 Cooperative program between Riverside Regional Medical Center and Christopher Newport University offering advanced training in nursing and associated health occupations. Virginia School of Hair Design Hampton 722-0211 Has offered the latest training in hair design and care for over 40 years.

Public Schools In 1997, Virginia’s public schools began to implement Standards of Learning, or SOLs. In an effort to provide clear, measurable goals for all, students and schools are judged by their students’ performance on exams, which are given in grades three, five and eight and

at the end of high school courses. Students must pass a certain number of the tests to earn a high school diploma. Schools who have a high percentage of students failing the SOLs can lose their state accreditation. Hampton Roads’ public schools have been honored by the U.S. Department of Education numerous times for excellence. Almost all public school systems have formed partnerships with area businesses to give students first-hand experience and knowledge about the business world. All school systems teach grades kindergarten through high school. To enter students in public schools, parents must provide: 1. academic transcripts/reports (or have them forwarded from the previous schools); 2. up-to-date health and vaccination records/ statements; 3. birth certificates; and 4. proof of residency. A recommended first step is to call the appropriate school administration office. School representatives can provide specific details about what school a child will attend and what records are needed. Refer to New Arrivals in Hampton RoadsQuick Start Guide for contact numbers. In addition to the regular public schools, Hampton Roads also has regional schools like the New Horizons Governor’s School for Science and Technology in Hampton or the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School for Marine and Environmental Science in upper Gloucester County. These educational institutions offer college-level advanced studies for high school students. New Horizons also offers technical and vocational programs. Magnet schools add to the list of choices. These schools usually require students to apply or enter a lottery to gain enrollment. Local school districts offer

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various programs including art, math, science, technology, communications, aviation, English and environmental science.

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Special Needs Schools All of Hampton Roads’ public school systems have programs for mentally and physicallychallenged students. The following schools focus on these students.

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ARCP/Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Hampton 896-6461 Mental and physical handicaps, residential and day programs. Virginia School for the Deaf & Blind Hampton 247-2050 Residential and day programs. New Horizons Regional Education Center Hampton, Newport News 874-4444

Private Schools

Tidewater Adventist Academy PK – 12 479‑0002

The Hampton Roads area has numerous private schools for pre-kindergarten through high school. Many of these school are religiously affiliated. A recommended first step is to call the school for information about grades, curriculum, tuition and schedules. The following list highlights some of the private schools in the region.

FranklinSouthampton County Rock Church School K – 12

562‑3878

Southampton Academy Lower School (PK – 6) Middle School (7-8) Upper School (9-12)

653-2512 653-7273 653-7273

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Gloucester Montessori School 1 – 3 (804) 693‑6455

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Lighthouse Worship Center K – 5 (804) 642‑3703

Atlantic Shores Christian School PK – 6 479‑1125

Ware Academy PK – 8

Greenbrier Christian Academy PK – 12 547‑9595

(804) 693-3825

Hampton

Mount Pleasant Christian K – 8 482‑9557 Stonebridge School K4 – 3

Education

Bethel Christian School Daycare, K – 12

826-7711

Calvary Covenant School K – 6 262-0062

488‑2214

School Statistics Chesapeake

FranklinSouthampton County

Gloucester

Hampton

Isle of Wight County

Newport News

547-0153

569-8111(F) 653-2692(SC)

(804) 693-5300

727-2000

357-4393

591-4500

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28 17,336 15:1

5 1,788 12:1

6 2,695 12:1

24 10,335 13:1

5 2,261 12:1

31 15,812 13:1

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16 22,044 13:1

4 3,558 12:1

4 3,602 14:1

11 12,674 12:1

4 2,802 17:1

14 17,081 13:1

Spending per Student

$7,510

$8,095

$7,062

$7,324

$7,067

$7,587

School Information

Norfolk

Poquoson

Portsmouth

Suffolk

Virginia Beach

WilliamsburgJames City County

York County

628-3843

868-3055

393-8751

925-6750

263-1000

253-6777

898-0300

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37 19,310 13:1

2 1,053 15:1

16 8,321 13:1

12 6,393 13:1

55 33,911 15:1

8 3,964 12:1

10 5,207 15:1

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15 17,401 12:1

2 1,507 14:1

8 8,172 12:1

6 6,880 13:1

25 42,393 12:1

6 5,015 12:1

11 7,200 14:1

Spending per Student

$7,952

$6,468

$7,819

$7,021

$7,414

$8,711

$6,846

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Gloria Dei Lutheran School PK – 5 851-6292

Summit Christian Academy (Lower School) K4 – 6 599-9424

Joyous Sound Education PS – 6 558-2880

Hampton Christian High School 7 – 12 838-7427

Trinity Lutheran School PK – 8

245-2576

Montessori Preparatory School 2 1/2 – 5 years 484-7229

Hampton Christian School & Preschool 2 1/2 – 4 years 838-5635

Warwick River Christian School PK – 5 877-2941

Portsmouth Catholic Elementary PK – 8 488-6744

Hampton Roads Seventh Day Adventist K – 8 722-1221

NORFOLK

Portsmouth Christian School K4 – 12 393-0725

Calvary Christian School System K3 – 12 480-4400

Suffolk

Holloman Child Development & Education Center Daycare, PK – 6 838-3188

Christ The King School PK – 8

625-4951

First Baptist Christian School PK – 7 925-0274

Faith Academy School PK – 8

624-1724

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy PK – 12 539-8789

St. Mary Star of the Sea School PK – 8 723-6358

Isle of Wight County Isle of Wight Academy 3 – 12

357-3866

Greenhill Farms Academy 853-0111 K – 5 Holy Trinity School PK – 8

583-1873

Norfolk Academy 1 – 12

455-5582

VIRGINIA BEACH Atlantic Shores Christian PK – 12 479-1125 Cape Henry Collegiate PK – 12

481-2446

Norfolk Christian School K3 – 12 423-5735

Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School 9 – 12 467-2881

Norfolk Collegiate School K – 12 480-1495

Chesapeake Bay Academy K – 12 497-6200

Denbigh Baptist Christian School K – 12 249-2654

Trinity Lutheran School PS – 5

489-2732

Hebrew Academy of Tidewater 424-4327 PS – 8

Denbigh Christian Academy PK – 6 874-8661

The Williams School K – 8

627-1383

Kempsville Presbyterian PS – K 495-4611

Hampton Roads Academy 6 – 12 249-1489

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James River Christian Academy K – 12 357-3707

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Hampton Roads Montessori School 4 – 6 years 873-8950 Holloman Child Development & Education Center Daycare, PK – 6 838-3188 Orcutt Baptist School PK – 6

249-2323

Alliance Christian School PK – 12 488-5552

Norfolk Christian School PK – 5 423-5735 St. John the Apostle

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Mary Atkins Christian School 4 – 6 838-2355

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School K – 7 596-2754 Parkview Christian Academy/Child Development Center 826-4074 K – 3 Peninsula Catholic High School 8 – 12 596-7247 St. Andrew’s Episcopal K – 5

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PK – 8

821-1100

St. Matthew’s School PK – 8

420-2455

Star of the Sea School PK – 8

428-8400

Virginia Beach Friends School 3 – 12 428-7534

Williamsburg Holloman Child Development & Education Center Daycare, PK – 6 838-3188 Walsingham Academy Lower School: Upper School: PS – 12

229-2642 229-6026

Williamsburg Christian Academy PK – 12

220-1978

York County Holloman Child Development & Education Center Daycare, PK – 6 838-3188 Summit Christian Academy (Upper School) 7 – 12 867-7005 Living Word Academy K – 9

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Child Care Finding the right childcare provider can be difficult and frustrating for families with small children. You need to know that your child is safe while you work. You need to know that you can trust the provider to appropriately supervise your child. Depending upon the

situation, you may also want this time to contribute to your child’s learning. Hampton Roads has an abundance of good daycare centers and childcare options. Many of them are academically driven, offering special programs designed to keep children’s minds engaged in educational activities. The issue is finding the program and provider that’s right for your child.

Finding the Right Provider Fortunately, you don’t have to do this from scratch. The Hampton Roads Planning Council offers childcare resource and referral services to help parents evaluate the best setting for their children and find appropriate, quality providers. The Planning Council is a not-for-profit, community-based planning corporation. It licenses and trains child care providers among other things as part of carrying out its mission to manage human services to improve the quality of life in Hampton Roads’ communities. The Council’s Child Care Answer Line (CCAL) makes searching for a child care provider easy. CCAL staff will counsel with you over the phone and forward a listing of potential providers and guidelines for evaluating them for a nominal fee. To reach the Child Care Answer Line, call 627-3993.

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HomeCare is another program of the Planning Council that offers parents support in recruiting, hiring and training in-home childcare providers. Under this program, parents are assigned a counselor who can help them to determine the type of care needed, provide a list of state-licensed caregivers and assist them in interviewing and evaluating prospective providers. In Virginia, to be licensed by the state, caregivers must complete an application process that includes health screening, background checks, training and monitoring systems. Local community parks and recreation departments and many YMCAs sponsor programs designed to provide after-school care. A number of the area’s public schools also have afterschool programs that involve academic opportunities so that children are learning while parents are still at work.

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For numbers of community Parks and Recreation departments, see New Arrivals in Hampton Roads: Quick Start Guide.

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s the number of seniors within the Hampton Roads community grows, it’s not surprising that there are an abundance of organizations and agencies that can provide information and other forms of assistance. Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia is one such group that provides prescheduled rides as well as emergency transportation for seniors in need. Its Nutrition Program distributes meals to seniors at day care centers as well as to individual homes. The Center for Aging disseminates information about adult services and benefits while its Ombudsman Office is a resource for individuals that have facility care concerns. Senior Services also coordinates volunteer and employment programs for seniors. For more information, call 461-9481 or visit www.ssseva.org. Other valuable resources include the Peninsula Agency on Aging, and the Peninsula Aging Network that meets monthly.

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Helpful Organizations for Seniors Alzheimer’s Group 459-2405 American Association of Retired Persons www.aarp.com 481-7438 CARE Program Catholic Charities of Hampton Roads www.cc-hr.org

441-5080 533-5217

Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office CARE Program/Elderly Victim Assistance Program Chesapeake  382-8824 Christopher Center 495-4185 Disabled American Veterans Norfolk  461-4938 Elder Care Resource & Referral www.theplanningcouncil.org 627-3993 Endependence Center Inc. Norfolk  461-8007

Food Stamps & Fuel Assistance Foster Grandparent Program Franklin Downtown Development Friends of the Elderly Norfolk 

926-6300 727-1858 562-6900 362-2302

GoldenCare Program for Seniors 856-7030 Goodwill 627-7733 Great Atlantic Travel & Tour 422-9002 Institute for Learning in Retirement at Virginia Beach Higher Education Center Virginia Beach  368-4160 Jewish Family Services of Tidewater Magnolia Manor Assisted Living Meals on Wheels Newport News Norfolk  Portsmouth  Suffolk  Virginia Beach  Williamsburg

489-3111 357-0732 873-0541 892-5200 673-5025 934-4911 306-2721 229-9250

Family Management Services, Inc. Fairfax  (703) 352-3013

Medicare General Information (800) 633-4227 Eligibility (800) 772-1213

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Mobile Meals of Norfolk 892-5210

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Patriot Colony at Williamsburg CCRC/Assisted Living/ Convalescent Center 220-9000 Peninsula Agency on Aging 873-0541 Peninsula Aging Network 599-4145 Retired Senior Volunteer Programs of the Peninsula Newport News 595-9037 Portsmouth  393-9333 Suffolk  539-6385 Riverside Adult Day Services Newport News 875-2033 Riverside Ask-A-Nurse Program 595-6363 Riverside Convalescent Centers The Gardens/WF 875-2000 Patriots Colony 220-9000 Hampton 722-9881 Smithfield 357-3282 West Point (804) 843-4323 Riverside Lifeline Personal Emergency Response Hampton Roads 856-7030

Riverside Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Peninsula 251-7997 Sanders Retirement Village Gloucester (804) 693-0199 Senior Centers Chesapeake Hampton  Historic Triangle  Newport News  Norfolk  Ocean View  York County 

382-8178 727-1601 259-4181 591-4850 625-5857 441-1767 898-3807

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia www.ssseva.org

461-9481

Sentara Adult Day Health Care Center Virginia Beach 306-2850 Sentara Living  Williamsburg www.sentara.com

552-7599 259-6777

Sentara Senior Community Care (PACE Program) Virginia Beach 502-7800

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Sentara Village Chesapeake Norfolk Virginia Beach

261-4050 892-5500 306-2800

Social Security Administration General Information (800) 772-1213 Newport News  873-3914 Chesapeake/Norfolk  858-6198 Portsmouth  465-4896 Social Services Departments Chesapeake 382-2000 Hampton  727-1800 Newport News  926-6300 Norfolk  664-6300 Portsmouth 405-1800 Suffolk  923-3000 Virginia Beach  437-3200 United Seniors Association (800) 887-2872 VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads www.volunteerhr.org 624-2400 Virginia Center of Aging (804) 828-1525 Warwick Forest CCRC/Assisted Living/Convalescent Center Newport News 886-2200

COURTESY OF THE CHAMBERLIN

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rom births to broken bones, from care for accidents to serious illnesses, our residents can have it all at the area’s many fine health centers. That’s because all of the latest tools, such as mammography, magnetic resonant imaging (MRI) and specialized oncology and litho-tripter services, are in place at our 19-plus area hospitals or available through shared programs. And, more are underway. With these medical advancements and expansions, all Hampton Roads health care facilities are developing new and innovative ways of providing care, while keeping a vigilant eye on the need for a personalized approach to patient care. Founded in 1916, the Riverside Health System (RHS) has evolved from a small hospital in Newport News, Virginia, into one of the most progressive and comprehensive non-profit healthcare organizations in the nation. A voluntary Board of Trustees governs each major facility

within the overall system. Riverside operates 931 acute-care inpatient beds in three acute-care hospitals, a psychiatric hospital and Virginia’s largest physical rehabilitation hospital. Over 45% of all inpatients at Riverside are Medicare recipients. The inpatient market share for Riverside is approximately 40% with variance within specialty areas. The flagship of the organization is Riverside Regional Medical Center, providing a regional cancer care center, the area’s only open-heart surgery program, the region’s only Level II Trauma Center and a Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery Center operated jointly with the University of Virginia. The medical center is also the Center for Medical Education on the Virginia Peninsula, providing physician training through the Riverside Family Practice and OB/GYN residency programs, and the Riverside School of Health Careers which was established in 1916. Riverside also provides nine long-term care facilities through-

out eastern Virginia, totaling 1,028 beds with skilled, intermediate and home-for-adult services. As with the hospital division of Riverside, the convalescent centers are woven throughout the service area with strong emphasis on the traditionally under-served rural communities. Despite a challenging public-based reimbursement structure, over 80% of patients cared for in the convalescent centers are Medicare and Medicaid recipients, thus assuring quality care to individuals who would otherwise be unable to access it. Additionally, Riverside has created three vibrant continuing care retirement communities, two wellness centers, an extensive array of outpatient facilities, a progressive corporate physician organization, the region’s leading home care organization, and a joint venture with the region’s leading insurer—along with a Foundation designed to support diverse community initiatives. In 2006, Riverside provided $74,263,093 in quantifiable benefits for the indigent citizens of our community. The remarkable attribute of this organization is that while carrying out this significant charity care mission, we maintain a AA bond rating, and are recognized as being

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among the most stable healthcare organizations in America. Recognized nationally for quality and innovation, Sentara has a history of bringing medical advances first to the region such as robotic surgery, cancer improvements, and heart and other surgical procedures. Sentara was first in the nation to pioneer lifesaving electronic ICU (eICU®) This comprehensive health system is comprised of 7 hospitals, including the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and dedicated heart hospital at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Other community needs are met through its nursing and assisted living facilities, advanced imaging centers, outpatient care campuses in the region, array of awardwinning health plans, home health and hospice services, rehabilitation facilities, and nearly 400 world-class physicians of Sentara Medical Group.

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Sentara is also known for its compassionate care and service to the community, especially for the area’s less fortunate. For years, Sentara has touched the lives of thousands of people who are uninsured or underinsured. Last year Sentara provided $137 million in uncompensated care. That means for every day in 2008, 324 uninsured patients received a total of $376,000 in health care regardless of their ability to pay. Heart care in the region has been dramatically improved through Sentara Cardiovascular Research Institute which increased cardiac research and treatment options for area heart patients. Sentara also continues bringing care closer to home by enhancing its comprehensive outpatient campuses like Sentara Princess Anne in Virginia Beach, Sentara Port Warwick in Newport News, Sentara Obici Outpatient Center in Smithfield, Sentara Gloucester Medical Arts, and Sentara BelleHarbor in 2008

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offers north Suffolk residents quality health care. Another major area hospital is the Mary Immaculate Hospital, an affiliate of the Bon Secours Health System, Inc., a not-forprofit, Catholic healthcare system that employs over 4,000 people. High touch met high tech in September 2003 when the hospital opened its 42,000-square-foot Surgical Pavilion. The Pavilion is technologically-advanced, equipped with digital operating rooms. Digital operating rooms use a HERMES Control-Center that enables surgeons to use voice activation to control surgical equipment such as cameras, lights and tables. The OR also includes an image management system that provides high quality, digital images in real-time. Bon Secours in Hampton Roads also includes the Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Midtown Portsmouth which opened a new $16.5-million heart institute in November, 2005, and Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk. The system also includes several physical therapy centers, primary care centers, and the ambulatory surgery and diagnostic centers in Suffolk and in Virginia Beach, in addition to nursing care and assisted living facilities throughout the Southside area. Chesapeake Health is another local, independent health organization serving Hampton Roads. It’s comprised of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, the W. Stanley Jennings Outpatient Center and several companion providers that offer a broad range of programs and services for Southeastern Virginia residents. It recently opened the free-standing Diagnostic Center of Chesapeake and the area’s only in-patient Women’s Unit. For many specialized needs for children, Hampton Roads citizens can go to Eastern Virginia Medical School or the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, the only hospital in

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Southeastern Virginia devoted exclusively to children. For the most critically injured victims, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital features a Level I trauma center and the Nightingale helicopter service. In addition, the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond is just a 90-minute drive northwest.

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Acute Care-Peninsula Langley Air Force Base Hospital Langley AFB 764-6833  This 50-bed facility offers comprehensive care exclusively to military personnel and their dependents. Mary Immaculate Hospital 2 Bernardine Drive Newport News 886-6000 www.bshr.com Mary Immaculate Hospital is a 115-bed facility located in the Denbigh section of Newport News. For the past 50 years, the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters at Mary Immaculate have successfully carried out their mission to treat the whole person, mind, body and spirit. The hospital is well known for its women’s services such as The Birthplace, which offers a unique birthing experience. Other specialties include a Heart Center, orthopedics, the Peninsula Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bon Secours Hernia Center at Mary Immaculate and a full service emergency department with a fast track program. Throughout its history, Mary Immaculate Hospital has maintained a strong commitment to meeting the needs of patients on the Peninsula by continuously expanding its breadth of service and its numerous community outreach programs. McDonald Army Community Hospital Fort Eustis 314-7500 This 45-bed facility offers comprehensive care exclusively to military personnel and their dependents. Riverside Regional Medical Center 500 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard Newport News 594-2000 www.riversideonline.com

Riverside Regional Medical Center is a 510-bed facility located in Newport News and is the Virginia Peninsula’s leading medical center. The medical center offers challenging jobs for more than 2,500 dedicated people. Nearly 550 physicians in 40 separate areas of specialty practice medicine at Riverside. Assisting this staff are 300 volunteers whose primary focus is helping others. Preparing for the future, Riverside is in the midst of a redesign and expansion, to meet the needs of our community well into the 21st century. A new Level II Emergency/Trauma Center, consisting of 42 private treatment rooms allows the staff to treat any emergency. Riverside has partnered with LifeEvac to provide air ambulance service to bring the most critical patients to our trauma center quickly. Riverside’s mobile PET/CT scanner, multiple MRIs and CTs are key diagnostic tools used at our new, nationally-accredited Cancer Care Center, designed to heal the spirit as well as the person. Riverside’s use of the DaVinci robot for prostate surgery has improved the lives of many patients. Riverside’s Radiosurgery Center is operated in partnership with the University of Virginia Health System. The GammaKnife and Synergy S are used to treat tumors and other abnormalities of the brain and body with a focused team of radiation rather than traditional surgery. The Riverside Heart and Vascular Center provides emergency heart care, open-heart surgery, interventional cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation so our patients can get back to a normal way of life as quickly as possible. Due to great patient outcomes, Riverside was named one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals for cardiovascular care. Birthing and family health services provides progressive birthing options, a pediatric unit and a neonatal intensive care unit to care for babies that need advanced care at birth. Combining the latest technology, an aesthetically-pleasing environment and talented people creates the perfect setting for Riverside to improve health and save lives.

Riverside Walter Reed Hospital Route 17 Gloucester (804) 693-8800 Riverside Walter Reed Hospital was opened on the birthday of its namesake, September 13, 1977, and is part of the Newport Newsbased Riverside Health System. Since 1977, RWRH has grown into a diverse and comprehensive community hospital, providing state-of-the-art technology through a professional and caring staff. RWRH provides a full range of primary and secondary services including inpatient, outpatient, wellness and home-based services. The Intensive Care Unit and its Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified unit is comprised of 7 beds. The Medical/Surgical Unit has 60 beds, including 16 private rooms, with Cardiac Monitoring (Telemetry) available throughout the unit. Sentara CarePlex Hospital 3000 Coliseum Drive Hampton 736-1000 The 200-bed hospital has revolutionized health care on the Peninsula. Most recently, the hospital began construction on the Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex. Expected to open early 2010, it will become the region’s only dedicated orthopedic hospital and adjoins the main hospital where some of the area’s most advanced medical technology is available. A fiberoptic backbone spans the campus, enabling simultaneous computer transfer of life-saving information. This and other groundbreaking technology support the following: filmless, digital diagnostic imaging for faster, clearer test results; one of the nation’s first electronic ICUs for uninterrupted monitoring of critically ill patients; and surgical equipment so sophisticated it listens and responds to doctors’ orders. And, the future is even more exciting because every inch has been built to accommodate new advancements as they become available. Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center 100 Sentara Circle Williamsburg 984-6000 The new 340,000 square-foot acute care hospital has 145 all-private

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patient rooms, offering emergency, surgical, medical, maternal and pediatric care. Located on an entire campus devoted to wellness, the medical center is adjacent to many related services and is equipped with some of the latest technology including a 32-slice CT scanner, electronic intensive care monitoring (eICU®), “smart” operating rooms, and digital mammography. It adjoins the Vernon M. Geddy, Jr. Outpatient Center, which houses an outpatient surgery center, pain management clinic, heartburn treatment center and the Woman’s Imaging Pavilion as well as physician offices. Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center 100 Emancipation Drive Hampton 722-9961 This 405-bed facility was established in 1870 as the fourth national V.A. center, where soldiers could spend their last days in comfort and receive medical care. It has a strong affiliation with the staff, residents and students at the Eastern Virginia Medical School and provides comprehensive medical, mental health, hospice and nursing home care. In addition, it offers dialysis equipment and substance abuse services. It features several types of specialized care such as that for individuals with spinal cord injuries.

Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center 336 High Street Portsmouth 398-2200 www.bshr.com With a staff of over 400 physicians, this 364-bed facility provides emergency, orthopedic, and comprehensive cardiac services, enhanced in 2005 with the opening of the Bon Secours Heart Institute in partnership with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Its technologicallyadvanced diagnostics include MRIs, CT scans, nuclear medicine, mammography and digital radiology. Bon Secours Maryview Center also features a daVinci robotics surgical program, the Bon Secours Surgical Weight Loss Center, the Family Birth Center, Spine Center, Maryview Center for Physical Rehabilitation, Martha Davis Cancer Center and the Maryview Joint Center. Chesapeake Regional Medical Center 736 Battlefield Boulevard Chesapeake 312-8121 www.chesapeakehealth.com This 310-bed facility is ranked among Virginia’s top busiest

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hospitals and among the top 25 hospitals in the nation for stroke care. The BirthPlace —the hospital’s obstetrics unit—was created especially for women starting their families and has helped to deliver more than 50,000 babies. This unit provides a warm, homey atmosphere that is comfortable and nurturing while providing personalized nursing care to each mother and baby. This care is extended via MomsMobile, a service that sends a specially-trained nurse to the home to ensure mother and baby are doing well. This service is in addition to a variety of classes that are offered to help moms before and after delivery. Chesapeake General also features a progressive cancer treatment center, a diabetes unit, LifeStyle center and rehabilitation services on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Eastern Virginia Medical School 825 Fairfax Avenue Norfolk 446-5600 www.evms.edu One of the medical centers of the Eastern Virginia Medical School is today’s foremost leading reproductive program and was the site

Acute Care-SOUTHSIDE Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center 150 Kingsley Lane Norfolk 889-5000 www.bshr.com This 238-bed facility was established in 1855 and today is both an acute care and teaching hospital. Currently, over 600 physicians, representing a wide array of specialties, enable the hospital to provide a comprehensive range of inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic services. Its Midwifery Center was the region’s first and only hospital-based midwife birthing center. Other centers associated with Bon Secours DePaul include the Bon Secours Cancer Center, DePaul Vascular Center, the Joint and Spine Center, the Sleep Center, the Senior Health Center, the Center for Foot and Ankle Surgery, the Wound Care Center and the DePaul Center for Birth.

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of the nation’s first in-vitro fertilization clinic. Other centers within the school include: the Center for Pediatric Research, the Diabetes Institute, the Center for Ocular Pharmacology, the Sleep Disorders Center and the Voice Center for individuals experiencing speech and swallowing problems. Naval Medical Center 620 John Paul Jones Circle Portsmouth 953-5000 www.nmcp.med.navy.mil This facility is one of the Navy’s three teaching hospitals and the oldest and largest naval hospital in the country. It occupies a 112acre site on the Elizabeth River and includes the Charette Health Care Center and a new 360-bed acute care facility that is the most modern in the Navy. The Naval Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of health care for military health care beneficiaries. Sentara Bayside Hospital 800 Independence Boulevard Virginia Beach 363-6100 www.sentara.com This 158-bed acute-care facility features a contemporary care environment for general medical/ surgical and ambulatory services. Bayside offers a comprehensive gastrointestinal health program, neuroscience services, diagnostic services, and Sentara Heart, a cardiac diagnostic and rehab center. The hospital also features outpatient services, an emergency room, additional surgical suites, a critical care unit, and a four-bed sleep disorders center. Sentara Leigh Hospital 730 Kempsville Road Norfolk 261-6000 This 250-bed acute care hospital features all private rooms and specializes in orthopedics, gynecology, ophthalmology, outpatient hand surgery and urology. It also offers specialized care such as joint replacement services, family maternity care, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, expert breast care through the Comprehensive Breast Center, and the lifesaving eICU®.

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital 600 Gresham Drive Norfolk 388-3000 This 555-bed tertiary care facility is located on a large medical campus including a leading medical school, children’s hospital, and Sentara Heart Hospital, which consistently ranks among the nation’s top 50 heart programs by U.S. News & World Report. Norfolk General’s kidney program also gained national recognition for excellence as one of the country’s top 50 programs. As the first hospital in Hampton Roads to achieve Magnet status, Norfolk General is distinguished for nursing excellence and offers superior care through regionally- and nationallyknown services such as the Sentara Cancer Institute, advanced imaging capabilities, a specialized level II nursery, eICU®, and minimallyinvasive and robotic surgeries. Norfolk General is among a handful of Primary Stroke Centers in Virginia and home to the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, burn trauma unit, and solid organ transplant center. Also located on the Norfolk campus is Nightingale—the region’s first air ambulance. Sentara Obici Hospital 2800 Godwin Boulevard Suffolk 934-4000 www.obici.com This 138-bed acute care hospital opened in 2002, carrying on a 50-year tradition of providing Suffolk and Western Tidewater residents patient-centered care. The hospital provides a wide array of inpatient and outpatient health care services from medical and surgery services to intensive care, pediatrics, and physical rehabilitation. The hospital offers sophisticated diagnostic services such as cardiac testing, a sleep disorders center, and MRI capabilities. It is among a select group of facilities to offer digital mammography and is the only hospital in the region to offer women ImageChecker technology to read their mammograms. Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital 1060 First Colonial Road Virginia Beach 395-8000 This 282-bed acute care facility is among a handful of Primary Stroke Centers in Virginia and offers an array of specialized capabilities

through Sentara Heart Center; a neonatal intensive care unit; and intensive care unit featuring 24-hour coverage by intensivists. In addition, the hospital offers access to Sentara Cancer Network through the Coastal Cancer Center; an accredited sleep disorders center; a new inpatient rehab unit, and an expanded emergency department with 40 private patient rooms. Southampton Memorial Hospital 100 Fairview Drive Franklin 569-6100 www.smhfranklin.com Established in 1963, Southampton Memorial Hospital is a 221-bed, non-profit facility committed to finding innovative ways of improving health care services. The hospital offers specialties in over 27 different fields, including women’s services, senior care, psychiatry, urology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, obstetrics, long term care and more. In addition, SMH provides 24-hour home health care, hospice and community counseling services, and operates it’s East Pavilion long-term care facility that services 116 residents. There, patients have access to Lakeview Medical Center’s satellite facility that provides cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonology and rheumatology treatments.

Mental Health Care Bon Secours Maryview Behavioral Medicine Center 3636 High Street Portsmouth 398-2367 www.bshr.com This 54-bed facility offers a comprehensive range of medical services for those experiencing an acute emotional crisis or the ravaging effects of drug and alcohol dependency. Medical services include treatment for chemical dependency for adults and psychiatric care for adults and adolescents. Eastern State Hospital 4601 Ironbound Road Williamsburg 253-5161 Now part of the Virginia Department of Mental Health Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services system, the 760-bed facility provides community-focused mental health care.

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Pines Residential Treatment Center www.absfirst.com There are three campuses associated with the Pines Residential Treatment Center—the Brighton and Crawford Campuses, located in Portsmouth, and the Kempsville Campus located in Norfolk. Each offers residential programs for severely emotionally disturbed youth ages 4 to 21 and juvenile sex offenders. These programs are designed to address the behavioral, emotional, psychological, substance abuse and educational difficulties that are impeding and interfering with their developmental progress. Riverside Behavioral Health Center 2244 Executive Drive Hampton 827-1001 This 185-bed facility provides psychiatric and chemical dependency services to children, adolescents and adults. The center offers the immediate options often demanded in crisis situations. It also provides mental health care at Riverside Regional Medical Center. Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center Virginia Beach 496-3500 www.absfirst.com The Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center is a freestanding hospital offering acute psychiatric and substance abuse services for children, adolescents and adults. Specialized programs include dual diagnosis treatment, substance abuse rehabilitation, detoxification and the women’s program. Adult partial hospitalization is also available for psychiatric and substance abuse patients. One of the hospital’s unique components is a Mobile Assessment Team that can be triaged to local hospitals, emergency rooms, medical offices, schools and businesses for on-site crisis evaluation.

Specialized/ Non-Acute Care Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View 5818 Harbour View Boulevard Suffolk 673-5800 www.bshr.com This facility includes an outpatient surgery and a diagnostic center which includes western Hampton

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Roads’ only open MRI unit as well as CT and diagnostic radiology and non-invasive vascular imaging. Other programs and services include In-Motion Physical Therapy and Sports Performance Center, a gastroenterology center, the Bon Secours Center for Colon and Rectal Diseases, the Bon Secours Surgical Weight Loss Center, Mid-Atlantic Hearing and Balance Center, primary care and specialist offices, a full-service emergency department and The Millie Lancaster Women’s Center.

Lake Taylor Transitional Care 1309 Kempsville Road Norfolk 461-5001 www.laketaylor.org Considered to be one of the best sub-acute care facilities on the East Coast, this 296-bed facility is also one of the few in the state licensed to provide both nursing and sub-acute care. It typically provides care for patients who are too well to warrant hospital care but who are unprepared to return home because of respiratory, stroke, orthopedic, cancer or neurological illness.

Bon Secours Health Center at Virginia Beach 828 Healthy Way Virginia Beach 889-CARE (2273) www.bshr.com Bon Secours Health Center at Virginia Beach offers outpatient surgery and advanced imaging services to include CT and MRI. In addition to the In-Motion Physical Therapy and Sports Performance Center, there are primary as well as specialty practices on the campus.

Orthopedic & Spine Center 250 Nat Turner Boulevard Newport News 596-1900 This practice specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, arthritis surgery, total knee and hip replacements, arthroscopic surgery, fracture treatment, hand and foot surgeries, MRI and Dexascan (bone density and body fat analysis).

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters 601 Children’s Lane Norfolk 668-7000 Exclusively dedicated to the health needs of children, CHKD serves as the region’s referral center for the most sophisticated care needed in the management of chronic illnesses and diseases and the routine primary care available through its partner community pediatricians. Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine 601 Colley Avenue Norfolk 446-7100 1744 Sir William Osler Drive Virginia Beach 965-3549 www.jonesinstitute.org The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine is the largest, most comprehensive women’s health practice in the region. It offers fertility treatments ranging from diagnosis and basic treatments, such as intrauterine insemination, to pioneering assisted-reproduction technologies, such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). It also provides care for normal and complicated obstetrics patients as well as for women experiencing menopause and its complications, like osteoporosis.

Riverside Rehabilitation Institute 245 Chesapeake Avenue Newport News 928-8000 This 75-bed facility offers long-term physical rehabilitation by a multidisciplinary team for victims of stroke, head/spinal chord injuries, trauma and other illnesses. RRI helps patients to make full use of their abilities so they can return home with the highest possible level of independence. Sentara BelleHarbour 3920 A Bridge Road Suffolk Advanced health care has come to north Suffolk at Sentara BelleHarbour, less than one mile from the 664/Route 17 interchange. This state-of-the-art outpatient medical center brings quality health services including a 24-hour, freestanding emergency department, advanced imaging center, central testing and laboratory, occupational medicine, physical therapy services, and physician offices to nearby residents. Sentara Gloucester Medical Arts 5659 Parkway Drive Gloucester (804) 684-2000 Sentara Gloucester Medical Arts, located off Route 17 at the entrance of the Gloucester Business Park, has a wide array of medical services

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including urgent care, primary and specialists care, and pediatrics coupled with diagnostic imaging services. Sentara Greenbrier Healthplex 713 Volvo Parkway Chesapeake xxx-xxxx Advanced healthcare in a neighborhood setting is available at Greenbrier HealthPlex. Included are physician offices, diagnostic services, physical therapy and complete women’s care as well as laboratory testing. Sentara Heart Hospital® 600 Gresham Drive Norfolk 388-8000 This $94.5 million, state-of-the-art facility, opened in February, 2006 on the Norfolk General Hospital campus. It is the region’s only dedicated heart hospital enabling heart patients to receive comprehensive services-from diagnostics and interventional cardiology to open-heart surgery and transplantation—all under one roof. The new hospital showcases excellence in heart care building on Norfolk General’s successes in developing one of the best heart programs in the nation. The facility has 112 licensed inpatient beds and 45 pre/ post procedural rooms—all private. It also features 5 “smart” voice-activated cardiac operating rooms, the region’s only cardiac eICU® offering round-the- clock electronic monitoring of heart patients, 6 cardiac catheterization labs, and 3 electrophysiology (EP) labs. In addition, the hospital has the region’s first 64-slice CT scanner, which enables doctors to diagnose heart disease within seconds and avoid invasive heart catheterization procedures. Sentara Medical Group Virginia Beach, Virginia 687-1175 Nearly 400 premier physicians practicing from about 100 sites of care comprise Sentara Medical Group. Spanning from Williamsburg to northeastern North Carolina, the medical group includes a full complement of primary and secondary physicians growing to meet the changing needs of the community. Sentara Medical Arts & Urgent Care at New Town 4374 New Town Avenue Williamsburg 259-1900

Sentara Medical Arts & Urgent Care at New Town, a nearly 50,000 square foot building located off Ironbound Road, houses several internal medicine and family practice physician offices in addition to New Town Urgent Care now open seven days a week. Occupational Medicine, coumadin clinic, and a pediatric practice and specialized teen health clinic are also located on campus. Sentara Obici Outpatient Center 913 South Church Street Smithfield 357-0425 This outpatient center offers advanced imaging and physical rehabilitation services. Boardcertified radiologists perform CT scans, MRIs, digital mammograms, ultrasounds, and x-rays, using some of the most advanced equipment available. Located on a nearby property, Smithfield Medical Center includes primary and specialty physician offices and an after-hours urgent care. Sentara Port Warwick 11803 Jefferson Avenue at Loftus Newport News 594-1000 Sentara Port Warwick is the Peninsula’s only comprehensive outpatient campus. Located on 15 acres, this newly completed threebuilding complex includes a 24-hour freestanding emergency department staffed by board-certified emergency physicians, advanced imaging center, the region’s first comprehensive breast center including a highrisk breast program, an advanced vascular treatment center, and an outpatient surgery center staffed by board-certified surgeons well-versed in minimally-invasive surgeries that reduce recovery times. Primary and specialty physicians, a laboratory, hyperbaric medicine, Virginia Oncology’s cancer center and endovascular suite offer a full complement of outpatient services to Peninsula patients. Sentara Princess Anne 1925, 1950 & 1975 Glenn Mitchell Drive Virginia Beach, Virginia  507-0000 Three medical office buildings provide the framework of this 24-acre outpatient medical center. Already available are a 24-hour, freestanding emergency department, advanced imaging center, comprehensive cancer treatment

center, laboratory services, outpatient surgery center, and retail pharmacy. More than 100 primary and specialty physicians see patients in the heart of Virginia Beach’s Princess Anne corridor. Future plans include an acute care hospital which has been approved by the state and is scheduled to open in 2010. W. Stanley Jennings Outpatient Center 844 Battlefield Boulevard Chesapeake 312-6800 This new Surgery Center, designed for patients who will have their procedure and return home the same day, offers many advantages. Its award-winning design is one of the most patient-friendly in Hampton Roads providing a soothing atmosphere that is an alternative to traditional hospitals. All patient rooms have windows, for example, many of which overlook an outdoor pond and fountain area. Even the four operating suites have windows for natural lighting. Family member needs have also been taken into account, with a spacious, comfortable waiting area that boasts two workstations with phones. Procedures that can be performed in the Surgery Center include orthopedic, gynecologic, ENT, plastic, podiatry and general surgery cases.

Fitness/Wellness Centers Gymnasiums, athletic clubs and sports centers are scattered throughout Hampton Roads. The following are just a sampling of the physical fitness centers in the region. For additional information, consult your physician or the Yellow Pages.

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Bally Total Fitness Peninsula & Southside locations 800-677-4447 Bon Secours ParCourse Fitness Trail 2 Bernadine Drive Newport News 886-6000 Chesapeake Health Fitness Centers Lifestyle Center-CGH 800 Battlefield Boulevard North Chesapeake 312-6132

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Obici Physical Therapy and Wellness Route 10/Godwin Boulevard Suffolk 934-8572 Riverside Wellness & Fitness Centers 12650 Jefferson Ave. Newport News 875-7525 7516 Hospital Rd., Rte. 17 Gloucester (804) 693-8888 Offers aqua arthritis classes, babysitter training, childbirth preparation classes, CPR classes, Dietcise, DynaMom, group exercise classes, kickboxing classes, BodyJam, Lifeguarding classes, Pilates, racquetball lessons, Smokeless TM, Spinning TM, Summer Fit Camp, swimming lessons, Tae Kwan Do, tennis lessons, water aerobics, yoga, Cardiotheater, cardiovascular fitness equipment, climbers/steppers, elliptical crosstrainers, free weights, strength training, circuits, lifecycles, rowers, treadmills, body composition analysis, exercise consultants, fitness instructors, fitness testing, massage therapy, nutrition counseling, certified personal trainers, registered dieticians, sport-specific training, total body conditioning, indoor and outdoor basketball, indoor pool, indoor and outdoor tennis, indoor track, indoor volleyball, racquetball, locker rooms and towels, nursery, saunas, summer memberships and whirlpools. Not all services available at both locations.

performance, and medicallymanaged fitness and rehabilitation. Total Fitness 6120 Jefferson Ave. Newport News 827-0629 Offers free weights, individualized programs, Lifecycles, Nautilus and Universal equipment, nutritional guidance, rowers, sauna, stair climbers, tanning bed, weight-loss program and whirlpool. Features lifting supplies and supplements. Specializes in body building. YMCA Chesapeake 547-9622 Hampton 722-9044 South Hampton Roads 624-9622 James City County 247-9622 Portsmouth 399-5511 Newport News 245-0047 Norfolk 622-9622 Suffolk 934-9622 Virginia Beach 456-9622 Williamsburg 247-9622 York County 867-3300 Offers aerobics, free weights, indoor pool, indoor track, Lifecycles, Nautilus equipment, racquetball, rowers and stair climbers. Features Cybex and three gyms. Child care provided.

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Referrals American Board of Medical Specialties www.abms.org 1-866-275-2267,  (866-ASK-ABMS) Verifies doctors’ board certification. Ask-a-Nurse  595-6363 Toll-free (800) 675-6368 riversideonline.com/health_reference Assesses medical symptoms, answers health information questions and provides physician referrals. Free and confidential 24-hour, 7-days-a-week service provided by Riverside Health System. Bon Secours Health Resource Center Mary Immaculate Hospital 886-6886 Refers specific doctors—who have chosen to be in the service—on a rotational basis. Also refers programs offered by the hospital and community support groups. Available business hours only. Sentara Healthcare (800) 736-8272 Refers specific doctors—who have chosen to be in the service—on a rotational basis. Refers services of bilingual doctors. Also refers programs offered by the hospital and community support groups.

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Sentara Center for Health & Fitness 4001 Coliseum Drive Hampton 766-2658 The Sentara Center for Health & Fitness (formerly Sentara Hampton Health & Fitness Center) opened across from Sentara CarePlex Hospital and offers comprehensive health and wellness services including cardiovascular and weight training, sports

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The Military: A Key Part of Our Community for Over 400 Years

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he military has played a pivotal role in Hampton Roads since the English settlers set foot on this land in 1607. The soldiers who accompanied the first settlers are the predecessors of the thousands of men and women who have donned uniforms to protect the United States of America. The region is proud to house a number of bases associated with all branches of the U.S. military. Many of the ships, planes and soldiers actively engaged in America’s war on terrorism call Hampton Roads home. The military is an undeniable asset to the region’s economy. Over 95,000 uniformed men and women are currently stationed in Hampton Roads. Of these, approximately 15,000 join the private sector each year, creating a rich pool of skilled and experienced workers. Over 10,000 civilians also work at the various bases on the Peninsula. Altogether, an estimated 400,000 people in Hampton Roads, or

30 percent of the region’s population, have ties to military installations. In 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission voted to close Fort Monroe and eliminate or move approximately 4,000 military-related positions from the area. In addition, certain conditions were met in 2006 for the Oceana Naval Air Station and its landing fields to stay in Virginia Beach. While this may decrease the military presence to some degree, it should not significantly impact Hampton Roads’ economy.

Military Bases & Activity Langley Air Force Base, nestled between Hampton and Poquoson, opened in 1916 as an experimental air station for testing airplanes and dirigibles as part of the military power. Since then, Langley pilots have taken part in all conflicts in which the U.S. has had a role. From the 1940s, it has been home to the Tactical Air

Command (TAC). The 1st Tactical Fighter Wing was established at Langley in 1946. Pilots with this Wing were the first to have a confirmed aerial kill in Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. Langley is also home to the Air Force’s new Air Combat Command, a consolidation of TAC with the Strategic Air Command, formerly headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Renovations were recently completed to provide hangars for the F-22 Raptors, the most stealthy and expensive jets in Air Force history, which are now flying operations out of Langley. Its 8,800 military and 2,000 civilian personnel draw a combined annual payroll of approximately $624 million. Fort Eustis, the Peninsula’s largest military installation located in northwestern Newport News, opened in 1918. Since 1942, its 8,228 acres have been home to the Army’s Transportation Center, a key part of the Army’s mission to ensure that troops, trucks, tanks, ships and other supplies reach combat sites in a efficient and timely manner. It has also been a key processing point for reservists going to and from Iraq.

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The installation’s 9,516 military and 2,407 civilian personnel draw a combined annual payroll of $765.7 million. Fort Monroe, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads, has been home to a myriad of Army activities and programs. For more than 300 years, it has served as a coastal artillery post and watch site for potential enemy invasions. Since 1823, the fort has been continuously occupied. Fort Monroe, along with Fort Wool in Hampton Roads, served as vital stepping stones for Union troops in the Civil War and as coastal artillery and observation posts in World Wars I and II. Today, Fort Monroe is home to the headquarters of TRADOC, the Army’s consulting arm for developing battle plans, commands and services for the 21st century. Its 1,541 military and 2,151 civilian personnel draw a combined annual payroll of $195.1 million. Across the port of Hampton Roads from the Peninsula in Norfolk, is the Norfolk Naval Station, the world’s largest naval base. More than 60,000 military and 10,000 civilian personnel work on the base that is the homeport for more than 80 ships of the Atlantic Fleet. The base’s 4,300 acres include Chambers Field, which is home to 16 airport squadrons. The world’s largest amphibious base is also located in Norfolk. The Little Creek Amphibious Base has approximately 30 amphibious ships, patrol craft and salvage ships and is home to 80 tenant commands including the Naval Special Warfare Group II, East Coast home of the SEALS and the Armed Forces School of Music. Further south, in Virginia Beach, is the Oceana Naval Air Station, one of the country’s Master Jet Bases, which houses F-14 Tomcats and other planes assigned to the Atlantic Fleet.

Camp Peary (York County) Camp Peary in York County is operated by the U.S. Army and the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA uses this 10,000 acre camp as a training ground for its agents. For obvious reasons, little is publicly known about this facility, which is referred to as “The Farm.” Cheatham Annex (York County) This base is the bulk storage facility for the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center in Norfolk. Its facilities are used for storing supplies for the ships of the Atlantic Fleet. In addition to providing storage, the base also houses a Naval Cargo Handling and Port Group and a branch of the Army Veterinarian Food Inspection Office. Coast Guard Atlantic Area (Portsmouth) This is the operations hub and headquarters for Coast Guard activities from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. More than 3000 Coast Guard and civilians work here providing support and other selected services for units throughout the country.

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Fort Eustis Army Base (Newport News) Ft. Eustis is home for the Army Transportation Center, the 7th Transportation Group, 8th Brigade and the Army Transportation Museum. Fort Eustis is also the home to the James River Reserve Fleet, which is a “mothballed” fleet of ships under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Maritime Administration. The fleet is anchored in the James River opposite the Fort. Fort Monroe (Hampton) This is one of the country’s oldest military installations and the Headquarters for the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. The base has military roots that date back to 1607 and is the only active duty military base with a moat. The base also is home to the new Joint Warfighting Center and The Casemate Museum. Fort Story (Virginia Beach) Established in 1914, Fort Story is a sub-installation for Fort Eustis. It is home to the 11th Transport Battalion which conducts amphibious operations. It is also the Army’s only training center for logistics-over-the-shore (LOTS).

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Langley Air Force Base (Hampton) The Air Force’s largest major command, the Air Combat Command and the Ninth Air Force’s 1st Fighter Wing, is located at this base. Fighter jets from Langley fly homeland security patrols over the nation’s capital daily. Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek (Norfolk) This is the largest amphibious base in the world and home to the U.S. Atlantic Fleet Amphibious Forces. Little Creek is also home to Naval Special Warfare Group Two, the East Coast home of the SEALS, and the Armed Forces School of Music. Naval Weapons Station (Yorktown) This is the Navy’s premiere weapons facility. Over 3,000 military and civilian personnel work on the 11,500 acres of this base, maintaining missiles and other ordinances for the Atlantic Fleet.

Navy Supervisor of Shipbuilding (Newport News) The Navy Supervisor of Shipbuilding command at Northrop Grumman Newport News is where Navy personnel work with shipyard personnel in building and refurbishing ships and submarines. Northrop Grumman has a backlog of carriers and submarines that will ensure work for the Navy for several years. Naval Station Norfolk (Norfolk) Home to Headquarters Atlantic Fleet, COMNAVBASE Norfolk is the world’s largest U.S. naval base. Components of the base are scattered throughout Hampton Roads. Approximately 80 naval ships are homeported in the Norfolk area.

Hornets—collectively about 290 aircraft. The base employs about 10,000 military and 5,300 civilian personnel. The Dam Neck Annex, also part of the Oceana facility, is home to the Fleet Combat Training Center, which trains over 1000 students each month. Dam Neck employs another 3,700 military and 1,100 civilian personnel. The combined annual payroll is $1 billion. US Coast Guard Training Center (Yorktown) This is the Coast Guard’s key training facility. More than 7,000 Coast Guard and foreign troops are trained here each year. Its 626 military and 227 civilian personnel draw a combined annual payroll of $40 million.

Oceana Naval Air Station/ Dam Neck Annex (Virginia Beach) This base is the most sophisticated and critically important air station in the U.S. Navy. It is home to 19 squadrons of F-14 Tomcat fighters and F/A-18

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History & Science | Historical Sites & Museums

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Our Heritage:  Still Very Much Alive

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istoric museums and sites of interest are everywhere in Hampton Roads. That’s largely due to the historical richness of our past. Hampton Roads is home to our nation’s Historic Triangle: Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Here you can experience the story of America’s beginnings at the Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center. Through film, artifact-filled galleries and outdoor living history, these museums engage visitors in nearly two centuries of our nation’s history—from the founding of America’s first permanent English settlement in 1607 to the decisive Revolutionary War victory in 1781 and implementation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Costumed historical interpreters depict the daily lives of the people who lived through these events two and three centuries ago. This is all done in faithfully re-created settings—three replica ships, a Powhatan Indian village, and a Colonial fort at Jamestown Settlement; and a Revolutionary

War encampment and 1780s farm at the Yorktown Victory Center. At these living museums, you can grind corn, steer with a whipstaff, try on English armor, enlist in the Continental Army or assist with farm chores. Call 253-4939 or toll free (888) 868-7593 or visit www. historyisfun.org. Colonial Williamsburg is the restored Capital of Colonial Virginia, where history lives so “that the future may learn from the past.” You can explore the nation’s history and learn what it means to be an American while visiting more than eighty original buildings, restored to their 18thcentury grandeur. See how the people lived, from the richest to the poorest. Play the games the children played, watch craftsmen at work, and sample some Colonial fare. While Colonial Williamsburg’s sites are open year round, many people choose to visit in December to enjoy the Grand Illumination, an annual spectacle of light and music for residents and visitors alike. Call 1-800-HISTORY or visit on the web at www.history.org. The Colonial National Historical Park stretches from the York River to the James River and is home to Yorktown and the

Yorktown Battlefield, site of the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. Yorktown Battlefield is administered by the National Park Service, and is part of the Colonial National Historical Park which includes Jamestown and the Colonial Parkway, which connects the Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. For more information, call the Park’s headquarters at 898-3400, or visitor information at 898-2410 or 229-1733, or visit www.nps.gov/colo/index.htm. The Mariners’ Museum, one of the largest international

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maritime museums in the world, features more than 35,000 maritime items, including ship models, the August Crabtree collection of miniature ships, scrimshaw, maritime paintings, decorative arts, intricately carved figureheads and working steam engines. The Mariners’ Museum is also the custodian of the artifacts and archives of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor. The USS Monitor Center is a home to the priceless artifacts recovered from the historic ship and a worldwide resource. Call 5962222 or (800) 581-7245 or visit www.mariner.org. The Casemate Museum, located in Hampton, opened in 1951 to display the cell in which Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, was imprisoned after the Civil War. Since then, the museum has expanded to depict the history of Fort Monroe and the Coast Artillery Corps. Call 788-3391. The Virginia War Museum in Newport News traces U.S. military history from 1775 to the present. Several times each year, reenactors stage encampments on the museum’s grounds. Visit www.warmuseum.org or call 2478523. Called the best-preserved War of 1812 site in America, Fort Norfolk is the last of 18 forts built along the Maritime Frontier at President Washington’s request in 1794. This fort, which changed hands twice during the Civil War, is located on Front Street in Norfolk. For information about guided tours, visit on the web at www.norfolkhistorical.org. In western Newport News, just inside the front gate of Ft. Eustis, is the U.S. Army Transportation Museum. This museum occupies six acres and is the only museum in the United States devoted to the history of U.S. Army transportation of troops and supplies.

Call 878-1115 or visit www.trans chool.eustis.army.mil/museum/ museum.html. The Hampton History Museum features 7,000 square feet of exhibit space—helping shape Hampton’s future while also preserving its past. This beautiful building on Old Hampton Lane is the newest jewel in Hampton’s historical crown. Call 727-1610. Riddick’s Folly, in Suffolk, is just one place in the region on the National Register of Historic Places. This Greek Revival home was built in 1837 by Mills Riddick. It has four floors, 20 rooms, 16 fireplaces and a rich Civil War history that includes being occupied by Union General Peck and his soldiers. Today, it is home to a number of permanent and changing exhibits. Call 934-1390.

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Get close to 174 years of our nation’s history again and again with one ticket to Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center. The American Heritage Pass offers year-round access to the story of colonial America, from the first permanent English settlement in 1607 through America’s decisive Revolutionary War victory in 1781. Experience world-changing events of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia through film, gallery exhibits and living history in re-created settings of a colonial fort, Powhatan Indian village and three replica ships at Jamestown Settlement, and at the Yorktown Victory Center, re-creations of a Continental Army encampment and 1780s farm. A single visit combination ticket also available.

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Additional Historical Sites & Museums Below is contact information on many other historical sites and markers throughout the area. Visit www.historichamptonroads.com for additional information.

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Adam Thoroughgood House 431-4000 Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum  437-8432 Boykin’s Tavern 365-9771 Carter’s Grove Plantation (800) HISTORY Chippokes Farm and Forestry Museum  294-3439 Endview Plantation  887-1862 Fighter Factory  539-8440 Fort Boykin  357-2291 Fort Wool  727-1102 Francis Land House  431-4000 Gloucester Museum of History  (804) 693-1234 Hampton Roads Naval Museum  322-2989 Hill House  393-0244 Historic St. Lukes Church 357-3367 Hunter House Victorian Museum  623-9814 Isle of Wight County Museum  356-1223 Jamestown Settlement Museum (888) 593-4682 Lee Hall Mansion  888-3371

Gloucester Museum of History The Lightship Museum  393-8741 Lynnhaven House  460-1688 Moses Myers House  441-1526 Nansemond Indian Museum  255-7001 Naval Shipyard Museum  393-8591 Nelson House  898-2410 Newsome House  247-2360 Presidents Park 259-1121 Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum  393-8591 Rosewell House (804) 693-2585 Seaboard Station Railroad Museum 923-4750 St. John’s Church  722-2567 The James A. Fields House 245-1991 The Old Courthouse of 1750 357-5182 Tugboat Museum 627‑4TUG Visitor Center at the Historic Prentis House  923-3880 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame  393-8031 Watermen’s Museum  887-2641 Walter Reed’s Birthplace (804) 693-3992 Willoughbly-Baylor House

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Science: Land, Sea & Sky Some of Hampton Roads’ most popular museums are dedicated to science. Nauticus, The National Maritime Center, is a fun and exciting 120,000-square-foot science and technology center exploring the power of the sea. It features more than 150 exhibits including interactive computer and video displays, films on a giant screen, live sea creatures in an exotic aquarium, touch pools and shark petting. The permanent exhibits are complimented by various nationalcaliber traveling exhibits that appear throughout the year. The Battleship Wisconsin, one of the largest battleships ever built, is berthed next door. Call 664-1000 or visit www.nauticus.org. The Virginia Air and Space Center is a dynamic part of the Downtown Hampton skyline. It is the official visitors’ center for the NASA Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base and chronicles the history of aviation and aerospace research and development, much of which was

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Chesapeake Planetarium 547-0153 Children’s Museum of Virginia www.childrensmuseumva.com 393-5258 Cousteau Society Gallery www.cousteau.org 722-9300 Edgar Cayce Visitor’s Center www.edgarcayce.org 428-3588 Nauticus, the National Maritime Center www.nauticus.org (800) 664-1080 Norfolk Botanical Garden www.nbgs.org 441-5830 Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Museum www.vmsm.com 425-FISH Virginia Zoo www.virginiazoo.org

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done here in Hampton Roads. There are over 100 interactive exhibits, as well as historical aircraft—including the Apollo 12 command capsule and a full-sized model of the original plane the Wright brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, NC. The 300-seat IMAX theatre presents stateof-the-art films on a screen three stories high. Next door is Hampton’s Carousel Park where you can ride a restored 1920 carousel from the former Buckroe Amusement Park. For information and IMAX movie times, call 7270900 or visit www.vasc.org. The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News is a spectacular combination of a native wildlife park, science museum, aquarium, botanical preserve and planetarium, all in one beautiful setting. Animals and insects native to Virginia can swim, slither, roam, fly or crawl at this museum that recently completed a $27.6-million renovation. Call 595-1900 or visit www.valivingmuseum.org.

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P. O. Box 915 Gloucester, Virginia 23061 (804) 693-1415 www.gloucesterva.info (See our ad–page 13)

Hampton, City of

One Franklin Street Suite 600 Hampton, VA 23669 (757) 727-6237 www.hampton.gov (See our ad–pages 16-19)

James City County

5308 Discovery Park Boulevard Suite 203 Williamsburg, VA 23188-2695 (757) 253-6607 www.jccecondev.com (See our ad–pages 24-27)

Newport News, City of 2400 Washington Avenue 3rd Floor Newport News, VA 23607 (757) 926-8428 Toll-Free 1-800-274-8348 www.newportnewsva.com (See our ad–pages 28-30)

Norfolk, City of

500 East Main Street Suite 1500 Norfolk, VA 23510 (757) 664-4338 www.norfolk.gov (See our ad–pages 37-38, 47)

Poquoson, City of

500 City Hall Avenue Poquoson, VA 23662 (757) 868-3588 www.ci.poquoson.va.us (See our ad–pages 23)

York County

224 Ballard Street Yorktown, VA 23690 (757) 890-3317 www.yorkcounty.gov (See our ad–pages 32-35)

Employment Services CareerConnection 150 W. Brambleton Avenue Norfolk, VA 23510 Daily in the Virginian-Pilot and at HamptonRoads.com hrcareer@hamptonroads.com (757) 446-2435 (See our ad–page 51)

Florists Fran’s Florist, LLC

44 W. Mercury Boulevard Hampton, VA 23669 (757) 722-2840 Toll-Free 1-800-722-2849 (See our ad–page 78)

Hotels/Motels Arrow Inn

3361 Cmdr Shepard Boulevard Hampton, VA 23666 res@arrowinn.com www.arrowinn.com (757) 865-0300 (See our ad–page 75)

Limousines Icon Limousines

www.rideiconlimo.com (757) 498-RIDE (7433) (See our ad–Inside Back Cover)

Real Estate/ Commercial Coliseum Central BID, Inc.

4410 East Claiborne Square Suite 211 Hampton, VA 23666 www.coliseumcentral.com (757) 826-6351 (See our ad–Inside Front Cover)

Real Estate/ Residental Century 21 Nachman Realty

1932 Coliseum Drive Hampton, VA 23666 www.century21nachman.com Toll-Free 1-800-539-8014 (See our ad–page 43)

Spa Services The Look Salon & Day Spa

1433 Sams Drive Chesapeake, VA 23320 www.thelooksalonchesapeake.com (757) 548-6550 (See our ad–page 51)

Travel & Tourism Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau

1919 Commerce Drive, Suite 290 Hampton, VA 23666 757-722-1222 www.hamptoncvb.com (See our ad–pages 1, 7, 20-21)

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PAGE # ADVERTISER PAGE # Hampton............................................... 16-19 o travel & information

o APARTMENTS Arrow Inn.....................................................75

o Education Holloman Child Development.............61 Career Connection...................................51

James City County............................. 24-27

Arrow Inn.....................................................75

Newport News.................................... 28-30

Darden Publishing....................................75

Norfolk............................................ 37-38, 47

Franklin & Southampton

Poquoson....................................................23

o financial services Old Point National Bank.........................39 SunTrust Bank.............................................. 3

o health care

York County......................................... 32-35

o Real estate/Residential Century 21 Nachman Realty.................43

Rebound Chiropractic.............................67 Riverside Health System.................................Back Cover

o Real estate/Commercial Coliseum Central BID, Inc ................................Inside Front Cover

o services & products Career Connection...................................51 Fran’s Florist................................................78 Icon Limosuine........... Inside Back Cover

County........................................... 14-15 Gloucester County...................................13 Hampton............................................... 16-19 Hampton Convention & Visitor’s Bureau................. 1, 7, 20-21 James City County............................. 24-27 Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.........................................77 Newport News.................................... 28-30

The Look Salon & Day Spa.....................51

Norfolk............................................ 37-38, 47

County........................................... 14-15

Not Forgotten............................................73

Poquoson....................................................23

Gloucester County...................................13

Town Point Club.......................................39

York County......................................... 32-35

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o health care Rebound Chiropractic.............................67 Riverside Health System.................................Back Cover

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Arrow Inn.....................................................75

Newport News.................................... 28-30

Darden Publishing....................................75

Norfolk............................................ 37-38, 47

Franklin & Southampton

Poquoson....................................................23 York County......................................... 32-35

o Real estate/Residential Century 21 Nachman Realty.................43

o services & products Career Connection...................................51 Fran’s Florist................................................78 Icon Limosuine........... Inside Back Cover

County........................................... 14-15 Gloucester County...................................13 Hampton............................................... 16-19 Hampton Convention & Visitor’s Bureau................. 1, 7, 20-21 James City County............................. 24-27 Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.........................................77 Newport News.................................... 28-30

The Look Salon & Day Spa.....................51

Norfolk............................................ 37-38, 47

County........................................... 14-15

Not Forgotten............................................73

Poquoson....................................................23

Gloucester County...................................13

Town Point Club.......................................39

York County......................................... 32-35

Franklin & Southampton

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