Reinvent Hampton Roads is an outgrowth of a community leadership initiative of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation launched in 2012 focusing on regional economic competitiveness and became a 501(c)(3) non-profit in January 2016.

The strategic focus of Reinvent Hampton Roads is creating more and higher paying jobs, building a culture where entrepreneurship can thrive and diversifying the economy.


Donna Morris
Executive Vice President

Nancy L. Grden
President & CEO

Gia Freeman

Current Initiatives

The 757 Recovery and Resilience Action Framework is a game plan created by and for the Hampton Roads business community to build a better, more resilient economy for the people of the 757.

Hampton Roads is unmatched on the East Coast in ability to support the Offshore Wind industry. No other port has the right combination of assets

HR Maritime Collaborative for growth and innovation

“To provide thought leadership, alignment, and organizational structure that will, working with and through existing organizations, identify, prioritize, and pursue impactful opportunities which meaningfully result in long-term economic development and innovation for the Region’s maritime ecosystem”.

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