“Economic Development invited HRBOR to visit their offices as they would any professional organization,” said Hampton Assistant City Manager John Eagle.
“Hampton has a strong tradition for diversity and innovation and is actively seeking partners to complete master plan development of key areas of the city. HRBOR members have expressed interest in investing in Hampton. However, it is still very early in discussions,” Eagle said.
Eagle said group’s membership is “typical of the creative class” in that they are highly educated professionals who favor urban settings, an eclectic atmosphere and a diverse assortment of things to do.
Hampton is currently preparing for the loss of Fort Monroe in 2011. Fort Monroe currently hosts a population of over 3,000 military and civilian personnel.
Today in the Hampton roads area, the Hampton Roads Business Out Reach and Equality Virginia are joining forces for the Equality Means Business Expo. The event aims to connect the LGBTQ community with business leaders in the hopes of learning more about one another. “HRBOR is an affiliate chamber of the national gay and lesbian [...]