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Chesapeake

Chesapeake

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helpful Links 

The City of Chesapeake:
http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/


Demographics:

Chesapeake Demographics

Government:

http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Government.htm

History:

http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Visitors/history.htm

Education:
http://www.cpschools.com/index.php

Tourism:
http://www.visitchesapeake.com/

Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance:
http://www.hreda.com/

 

 

The City of Chesapeake is part of Virginia's Hampton Roads, America's First Region, located at the midpoint of the US Atlantic Coast, 3.5 hours south of Washington, DC. Two-thirds of the US population and industrial production are within 750 miles (1,200 km) of Chesapeake, one of the 100 largest cities in America, and one of its best locations for business investment and quality of life. Together with the neighboring cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton and Newport News, Chesapeake makes ups a dynamic MSA of more than 1.6 million people. 20 countries from 5 continents are represented in Chesapeake’s business community.

Based on the city’s proactive business attraction efforts, Chesapeake has grown more than $204 million in business investments and created 1,152 new jobs and saved more than 446 in the last year. Six major business districts are concentrated in the northern half of the city, comprising one of the strongest business climates in the Mid-Atlantic region.Chesapeake’s economy is recognized as one of the strongest and most highly skilled workforces in the U.S. The area has achieved great success in recruiting and retaining new and existing companies that have an impact and strong community presence. Known for its excellent telecommunications and transportation infrastructure, Chesapeake has become a desired location for businesses. In fact, nearly 20 percent of the region’s largest employers are located here.  

Chesapeake is consistently ranked by the FBI as one of the five safest U.S. cities with populations over 200,000. It is a family-oriented city with a pace that's in keeping with the dynamic global business community. Its location at the heart of Hampton Roads ensures that cultural and recreational opportunities to suit every taste abound. Chesapeake embraces the global village concept, blending the best of America with the cosmopolitan influences of over 80 foreign-based companies from 19 different countries. The quality school system employs more teachers with masters degrees than any other in Virginia. The Chesapeake Conference Center, with the largest ballroom in the Commonwealth of Virginia, offers the ideal setting for corporate and social events, whether for 10 or 2,000 guests. Hampton Roads is Virginia's cultural hub - home of the Virginia Opera, Virginia Stage Company, Virginia Symphony, Chrysler Museum and Mariner's Museum. The region is one of America's most popular vacation spots, with beautiful beaches (Virginia Beach), historical meccas (Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown), fun attractions (Busch Gardens, Nauticus, Virginia Marine Science Museum , Children's Museum of Virginia) and much more.

 


 

Chesapeake was formed through the merger of the city of South Norfolk and Norfolk County in 1963. It’s a community of communities, each with a distinctive

history. During the 1960s and 1970s, the young city began to develop a comprehensive network of city services, including police and fire protection, schools, libraries, parks and recreation, health, utilities, land use planning, transportation network and more.  

Chesapeake is replete with beautiful parks, lakes and rivers, culturally diverse events, and some of the best places to shop on the East Coast. It’s a community of communities, each with a distinctive history. Chesapeake is replete with beautiful parks,   lakes and rivers, culturally diverse events, and some of the best places to shop on the East Coast.  

Chesapeake, has been ranked as one of the six best places to live by Money magazine, is a vibrant community that enjoys the best of two worlds; one of urban variety, culture and excitement, and another of rural landscapes and relaxed country living. It is also consistently ranked by the FBI as one of the five

safest U.S. cities with populations over 200,000, which lends to the safe, community atmosphere that residents enjoy. 

Chesapeake has more miles of deepwater canals than any other city in the country and is part of the Intracoastal Waterway, stretching from Maine to Florida.  Over the last decade, many national and international companies have taken advantage of the city’s port-related activities, atmosphere and highly-qualified labor market by relocating to Chesapeake.