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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 2017-2018 as one of top 50 hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery, as well as in diabetes & endocrinology.  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 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

Jared Chalk
Interim Economic Development Director 

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