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The City of Norfolk and the Commonwealth of Virginia offer a variety of business incentives to ensure business growth and sustainability. These include incentives that are determined by the business location, and others that are offered citywide. The Economic Development Department is ready to assist you and your business in learning about these incentive programs.

Location-based Incentives

Federal HUBZone

Enterprise Zone

Technology Zone

Tourism Zones

Opportunity Zones

City Incentives

► New Market Tax Credits

► Public Art Private Development Partnership Grant

► Tax Abatement Program

► Performance-Based Grant/Revenue Sharing Performance Agreement

State Incentives

► Tax Incentives

► Training

► Infrastructure Incentives

► Discretionary Incentives

► Regional Assistance

► Financial Assistance

► Management and Technical Support

Port Incentives

► Port Volume Increase Tax Credit

► Barge and Rail Usage Tax Credit

► International Trade Facility Tax Credit

If you have any further questions, please contact the Economic Development Department at 757-664-4338.

Norfolk Department of Economic 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
999 Waterside Drive
Suite 2430
Norfolk, VA 23510

Staff Details

George Homewood, FAICP,CFM
Interim Economic Development Director 

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