Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance
Staff was intricately involved in the process of reviewing the organization and operations of HREDA, and took a regional leadership role in crafting the revised mission of HREDA. This collaborative process among Hampton Roads local Development Directors, City leadership and the private sector resulted in a stronger organization emerging at the end of 2015. During the course of the year, HREDA continued to perform marketing outreach and activities to promote the region to new and expanding companies both domestic and international. Newport News participated in marketing missions to Boston, Germany and Spain in 2015, participating in excellent appointments with HREDA and other localities. In addition, staff participated in regional activities designed by HREDA to keep the Virginia Economic Development Partnership abreast of economic activity in Hampton Roads conducive to business development.