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The Hampton Roads Partnership is a public-private nonprofit committed to pursuing regional competitiveness for Hampton Roads in a dynamic global economy. The Partnership represents ten cities, six counties, and one town in Southeastern Virginia and their citizens totaling nearly 1.7 million. The Partnership facilitates regional collaboration and action resulting in a better quality of life for all of the region’s citizens. Read more...

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“What we’re going through should be a case study in regional cooperation. We watched the Ford plant close, but that was way ‘over there’ [in Norfolk]. We didn’t appreciate the [regionalism] efforts until it landed on our doorstep.”

-Franklin Mayor James Councill, addressing the closing of International Paper and the
impending loss of 1,100 jobs and the related ripple effect throughout Hampton Roads