Norfolk Virginia is located in the center of Hampton Roads and has a population of 242,803 as of the 2010 census. According to Wikipedia, it is Virginia’s second-largest city behind neighboring Virginia Beach.
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Norfolk Virginia is located at the core of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, named for the large natural harbor of the same name located at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. It is one of nine cities and seven counties that constitute the Hampton Roads metro area, officially known as the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA. . – Wikipedia
Norfolk is a city of neighborhoods. Your one-stop contact to the city is through the Bureau of Community Outreach, which serves as a liaison between Norfolk neighborhoods and the various city departments. The City of Norfolk web site provides information on everything from city employment opportunities to what number to call to get your sidewalk repaired.
Shipping is huge in Hampton Roads. Most major shipping lines have a permanent presence in the region with some combination of sales, distribution, and/or logistical offices, many of which are located in Norfolk. Norfolk is also home to fortune 500 companies such as Smithfield Foods, Norfolk Southern, etc. According to Wikipedia:
Though Virginia Beach and Williamsburg have traditionally been the centers of tourism for the region, the rebirth of downtown Norfolk and the construction of a cruise ship pier at the foot of Nauticus in downtown has driven tourism to become an increasingly important part of the city’s economy. The number of cruise ship passengers who visited Norfolk increased from 50,000 in 2003, to 107,000 in 2004 and 2005.
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Norfolk and the Military
Norfolk has a very large military and contractor presence. United States Fleet Forces Command, United States Joint Forces Command, Second Fleet, and Naval Station Norfolk (the world’s largest naval station) are located in Norfolk, Va.
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