Increase the Performance and Growth of Target Industries

Increase the Performance and Growth of Target Industries


Lead Orgs:

  • The Hampton Roads Alliance 


  • Increase the performance and growth of the Alliance’s target industries.


  • Continue to implement the recommendations outlined in the Alliance’s IBM-PLI study.
  • Follow industry-specific action plans related to offshore wind and office-based industries outlined in studies completed in 2020.
  • Continue to advance the Alliance’s business retention and expansion program (BRE).



757 Target Industries

  • Advanced Manufacturing

  • Business + Shared Services

  • Distribution + Logistics 

  • Food + Beverage Processing

  • Information Technology

  • Offshore Wind


757 Aspirational Clusters/ Target Industries

  • Unmanned Systems

  • Water Technology

  • Bio Health & Science

  • Closely coordinate with the state-level BRE program, the Chambers’ business retention efforts and local governments BRE efforts.


  • The Alliance is creating target industry committees to solicit feedback from industry leaders on ways to improve the business environment and recruit new companies (both in the industry and that are part of an industry’s supply chain).
  • The Alliance will place related metrics, which are tracked on an annual basis, on the Action Framework’s dashboard.