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City of Chesapeake

Chesapeake, VA, United States

Phone: 757-382-6492
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Chesapeake, Virginia was established in 1963 after the  merger of Norfolk County and the city of South Norfolk. Chesapeake also played a significant role in the founding of America, with the historic Battle of the Great Bridge and construction of the Great Dismal Swamp Canal. Today, Chesapeake honors its position in history with a vibrant present and promising future.

Chesapeake is conveniently located within 20 minutes of the Atlantic oceanfront, 15 minutes from  downtown Norfolk, and an hour from Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Located adjacent to the world's largest   natural harbor and the world's largest naval base, Chesapeake is the second largest city in land area in Virginia (353 square miles) and 13th largest city in the United States.   With an estimated population of 226,000, Chesapeake is one of the fastest growing cities in Virginia.  As one of Virginia’s premier cities, it has significant potential for future residential, commercial and industrial growth. 

In the past five years, the business community  invested more than $275 million in Chesapeake and created 1,269 new jobs. As one of the country’s 100 largest cities, Chesapeake has all the features businesses are looking for: talent, infrastructure and location. Chesapeake is recognized as a strong economic arena for business investment. The city provides corporations with first-class opportunities for employee recruitment and the capabilities to create and maintain a presence in their respective industries. New companies and businesses continue to locate to the area and benefit from the abundant wealth of resources that Chesapeake offers.

Top rankings as an ideal location by Money Magazine and Parenting Magazine demonstrate   Chesapeake’s growth as a dynamic, yet family-friendly business community. Chesapeake delivers the best in advanced healthcare and medical facilities to patients throughout the Southeast. In January 2012, the City of Chesapeake was named the sixth best run City in the nation by 24/7 Wall Street.  The City of Chesapeake has been ranked 21st on the Bloomberg Business Week list of America’s 50 Best Cities as well as the Top 100 Best Cities for Families by Parenting Magazine. 


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