Business Community Involvement
The Denbigh Warwick Business Association and the Downtown Newport News Merchants and Neighbors Association held monthly meetings, with attendance and support provided by Development staff.
- Both Associations provide updates in areas of interest to business owners and provide opportunities for them to connect with community activities.
- These meetings play an important part in allowing business owners and City representatives to exchange information and share ideas that help foster and support the economic vitality of the City of Newport News.
- The Denbigh Warwick Business Association has future plans to get more home-based businesses involved in their activities.
Business visitations continued to play an important role in business retention during 2015. Meetings were held with Newport News businesses in all sectors including aerospace, retail, financial, hospitality and manufacturing. We continued our direct business visitation program to establish relationships with existing companies, to learn about areas of need within the business community and to discover growth opportunities and how we could assist.
Businesses in the City of Newport News have also continued to receive services and assistance from our partners at the Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center and the Hampton Roads Procurement Assistance Center, supported by the EDA.