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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

Jared Chalk
Interim Economic Development Director 

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