Recent News

Amazon to Build Two State-of-the-Art Operations Facilities in Hampton Roads, Hiring 1,500 New Employees

March 10, 2020

SUFFOLK—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Amazon is continuing its investments in Virginia with the launch of two new, state-of-the-art operations facilities in Hampton Roads that will create 1,500 new jobs.

1901 Group to Establish Third Virginia Operation in Washington County, Creating 150 New Jobs

March 9, 2020

ABINGDON—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that 1901 Group, a leading provider of IT services for the public and private sectors, will invest $1.15 million in Washington County to establish its third Virginia operation, creating 150 new…

Direct Marketing Company to Establish New Venture in Henrico County, Creating 239 New Jobs

March 3, 2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Moore, a provider of marketing solutions, will invest over $31 million to establish Richmond Print Group in the former Colortree Group facility in Henrico County, creating 239 new jobs.

Total Fiber Recovery to Invest $49 Million in the City of Chesapeake

February 28, 2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Total Fiber Recovery (TFR) will invest $49 million to establish its first recycled pulp production facility in the City of Chesapeake.

SimpliSafe to Create 572 New Jobs in Henrico County

February 27, 2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that SimpliSafe, a leading producer of self-installed home security systems, will invest $5.5 million to establish a customer support operation in the Willow Lawn area of Henrico County, creating…

Navien, Inc. to Create 180 New Jobs in James City County

February 25, 2020

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Navien, Inc., a leader in condensing technology for water heaters and boilers, will invest $77.5 million to establish its first U.S.

Virginia Economic Review

Each issue of Virginia Economic Review will provide an insider look at Virginia’s economy, its diverse array of world-class companies, its amazing talent, and its stunning natural beauty, as well as insights from national thought leaders.

Virginia Economic Review Q1 2020 Cover

First Quarter 2020

This issue explores Virginia’s position in the food and beverage processing industry and why so many prominent manufacturers choose to operate in the Commonwealth.

Virginia Economic Review 4th Quarter Big Data

Fourth Quarter 2019

This issue explores how the explosion of data is remaking business across industries and the role Virginia continues to play in that explosion.

Case Studies


Grupo Phoenix Finds the Perfect Package in Virginia

Grupo Phoenix first established its North American headquarters in Pulaski County in 2010. By 2017, the company had expanded three times at the manufacturing operation, for a total of $106.2 million in capital investment and 585 new jobs.


Carry-On Trailer Finds Creative Talent Solutions in the Commonwealth

Carry-On Trailer's manufacturing operation in Westmoreland County had experienced a steady increase in demand since its establishment in 2004, and the next phase of the company's growth entailed extending its market reach into the Northeast and Canada.

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