Key Industries

Both traditional and emerging industries have a home in the City of Portsmouth. With a highly skilled and exceptionally trained workforce, a robust infrastructure serving multiple industries, and a passionate community to support business efforts, Portsmouth is the smart move for business.

Portsmouth is home to every industry and niche from Virginia’s first medical CBD dispensary to offshore wind manufacturing and service to small, women, and minority-owned businesses that are setting a new standard in retail, technology, and more.

Providing businesses with proximity to the Port of Virginia, multiple waterfront project sites, convenient rail access, robust digital infrastructure, and more, a Portsmouth business location provides a quality foundation for all industries.

Key Industries that Call Portsmouth Home:

  • Maritime
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Offshore Wind
  • Unmanned Systems
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Small Business
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VEDP is the state development arm created by the General Assembly to encourage, stimulate, and support the development and expansion of the Commonwealth's economy.


Hampton Roads EDA

The Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance is a non-profit public-private partnership that represents 11 communities and more than 60 private sector investors in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.

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The Port of Virginia

The Port is a large partner of the City’s and helps to drive the maritime & logistics industry forward through continual advancement and investment.

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News & Press

Catch up on what is going on in Portsmouth - read about major project announcements, ribbon cuttings, business community announcements and more.



Check out our calendar and stay up to date on upcoming events related to Portsmouth Economic Development.

Media Library

We are proud of the activity and events happening throughout the Portsmouth business community. There is dirt moving across the city at project sites, ribbon cuttings for new and expanding businesses, announcement and celebration events, and more. Catch up on the events you missed by visiting our media library.