Things Are Happening
News attracts attention and business
Point in Newport News
along the Atlantic coast, offering a mild winter and a long,
spectacular spring and fall. There is an abundance of outdoor
activities available, and you can even enjoy them during the
recently, Newport News hasn't gotten much attention. That
was before two local projects took awards from the Virginia
Business/Certified Commercial Investment Members recently
for being the most "significant projects in Virginia."
Did we mention that those two awards were exactly half of
the total given out?
it surprised the folks in Newport News. They already knew
that big things were beginning to happen in their town.
award-winning projects (City Center at Oyster Point and Port
Warwick) reflect the city's commitment to business, and quality
at Oyster Point is being built to be a "high-density,
mixed-use development." The buildings will surround a
fountain lake at the center of the Oyster Point business park.
Port Warwick is an urban village developed around a series
of town squares. Each development increases the attractiveness
and viability of its urban setting. Port Warwick even adds
the flexibility of having two "live-and-work" products,
which allow business owners to live above their stores, reminiscent
of the classic urban model.
development is drawing attention, too. AirCommerce Park is
located on an 8000-foot, all-weather international airport
runway. The park offers tenants custom building sites fronting
a 25-acre aircraft-parking apron. It's a perfect location
for aviation-related businesses, air cargo operations, aerospace
research and development and storage of large aircraft.
News offers more than a great location and impressive spaces
for business. It is also a growing technology and research
News is at the heart of one of the most significant technology
hubs on the Atlantic coast. There are two national laboratories
readily accessible - the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator
Facility (in Newport News) and the NASA Langley Research Center
(in nearby Hampton).
at the Jefferson Lab conduct research on the atom's nucleus
at the quark level. The Lab is managed by the Southeastern
Universities Research Association.
is involved in aerospace, atmospheric sciences and technology
facilities in the area are conducting research in photonics,
nanotechnology, large-scale computer networks, modeling and
simulation and naval engineering.
needs more than research - it needs infrastructure and manpower.
And Newport News can certainly deliver in those areas as well.
of its proximity to the port of Hampton Roads, Newport News
offers international business the advantage of accessibility
while retaining the cost-effective environment of a smaller
than just a pretty face
News is the fifth-largest city in Virginia, sporting a tremendous
climate and access to a multitude of resources and activities.
It's part of a dynamic metropolitan region, which continues
to grow in population and income.
not just a great place to live. Newport News offers business
an excellent atmosphere in which to grow a company. It's the
place where technology and innovation meet sunny skies and
information on Newport News, contact Florence Kingston, Director
or Ted Figura, Manager of Marketing, Newport News Department
Development at 1-800-aSite4U (800-274-8348) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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