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HREDA Brings Economic Development & Jobs to Hampton Roads Region

Ensuring that a region remains a premiere choice among business and industry is no small affair. The non profit Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance assists businesses and the region with “the single purpose…of marketing the region to attract new business, new industry, and create jobs” says Rick Weddle, President and CEO of HREDA.

In its 20 years of existence, the agency has been involved in over 125 projects that created approximately 17,000 jobs in its 10 municipal jurisdictions. Weddle adds “our job is to kind of bundle…the assets and attributes of our communities together into a market area and promote that to a new business and industry.”