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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:

Federal HUBZones

A HUBZone is a “historically underutilized business zone” located within communities with low incomes and/or high unemployment. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) administers the program and certifies businesses for eligibility. A HUBZone certified business is eligible for set-aside and sole-source contracting opportunities, and receives preferences in full and open competition for contracts. Information about the HUBZone program is available on the SBA website. HUBZone maps were updated in January 2018.  Twenty-two of Norfolk's census tracts are classified as either a qualified or redesignated census tract in Norfolk's HUBZone. Use the mapping application set up by the SBA to find out if your property is in Norfolk's HUBZone.

The interactive map below shows HUBZone boundaries. Type an address into the search box to zoom to the property.

 

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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