City of Virginia Beach

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Virginia Beach has an amazing business story to tell. Long known for having two world-class assets in America's largest military community and the Port of Virginia, our transforming economy is now primed and ready for the new connectivity realities of the future.

In 2016, a partnership among Facebook, Microsoft and Telefonica made the strategic decision to select Virginia Beach as the East Coast's newest digital port. With the MAREA and BRUSA cables, the City becomes America's most advanced connecting point for the information and big data flows that will drive the next generations of social and commercial information exchange.

Virginia Beach has available land for data center development (including sites with Dominion Virginia Power data center certification), a streamlined permitting process, stable business costs, competitive power rates and flexible business assistance programs. The City also continues to invest in a robust local next-generation broadband infrastructure with more than 115 linear miles of dark, mostly 124 strand fiber, in place.

With its proximity to all the major mid-Atlantic markets, Virginia Beach is the ideal landing site for additional submarine cables. Contact Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development for more information at +757-385-6464, or visit