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George Homewood, FAICP, CFM​

Interim Economic Development Director

757-664-4338 |

George is the Interim Director of the Economic Development Department

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Chuck Rigney

Assistant Director of Economic Development 

757-664-4763 |

Chuck is the Assistant Director of the Economic Development Department and the Executive Director of the Economic Development Authority.

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Sarah Parker

Assistant Director - Marketing

757-664-4338 |

Sarah is the Assistant Director for Marketing and oversees all public relations and marketing activities for the department.

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Alan Boring

Chief of Staff

757-664-4317 |

Alan Boring is also the department's contact for issues relating to maritime and transportation.

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Robert Sharak

Senior Business Development Manager

757-664-4324 |

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Aleea Slappy

Business Development Manager - SWaM Coordinator

757-664-4187 |

Contact Aleea for information and resources for Small, Women and Minority (SWaM) owned businesses.

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Ihsane Mouak

Senior Business Development Manager - Major Projects Coordinator

757-664-4241 | 

Ihsane is the department's project manager for major projects.

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Mike Cutter

Senior Business Development Manager

757-664-4329 |

Contact Mike for information about the retail industry in Norfolk and also for site selection assistance for commercial development.

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Sean Washington

Business Development Manager

757-664-4333 |

Sean is the Secretary/Treasurer for the Economic Development Authority and also focuses on the financial services, banking, and savings & loan industries.

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 Mike Paris

Business Development Manager - Norfolk Works

757-793-1036 | 

Contact Mike for help with recruiting new employees in Norfolk, information about financial assistance for training, and hiring incentives.

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Chris Tillett

Business Development Consultant

757-664-4318 | 

Chris serves as a business consultant by liaising with businesses during the initial phases of development or expansion; provides information on relevant City services; and promotes programs, training and seminars related to business startup, expansion, and compliance.

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Dawn Ryan

Office Manager

757-664-4338 |

Dawn is the assistant Secretary/Treasurer for the Economic Development Authority, and handles administrative functions for the EDA and the department.

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Lashawnda Williams

Administrative Assistant II

757-664-4327 | 

Lashawnda handles administrative functions for the department.

 

 

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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