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Norfolk is first in the region for health care facilities, with over 1,200 licensed hospital beds in top ranked facilities. Sentara Healthcare, our largest private employer, is one of the most progressive and integrated health care system in the nation.

Sentara Norfolk General - Sentara Heart Hospital was nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report in 2015-2016 as one of top 50 hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery, as well as in ear,nose, and throat care.  It was also ranked first in the Hampton Roads region and second in the state.

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“Light rail connects Norfolk’s two medical centers.”


Norfolk Department of Development Mission

Generate wealth for the City of Norfolk through business expansion, enhancement, and new business development complementary to our neighborhoods.

Contact Info

(757) 664-4338
500 East Main Street
Suite 1500
Norfolk, VA 23510

Staff Details

Chuck Rigney
Director of Development

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