Downtown Works For Me

Downtown Norfolk is a great place to set up shop, no matter what business you’re in. But don’t take our word for it, get it straight from those who know first-hand.


“It's one young entrepreneur following another down here.”

Mel Price, Principal, Work Program Architects

The face of Downtown business is changing and younger it is. Mel Price calls this "the new startup capital for the region," and the signs are everywhere: bike racks as art, public parks, all-glass office fronts and 24/7 energy. "We received 20 new clients our first two weeks in business." Isn't it your time Downtown?


“The positive change down here is real and we're proud to be a part of it.”

Drew Ungvarsky, President, Grow Interactive

Working with huge, internationally known clients is great, but Drew Ungvarsky gets an equal kick from making things happen right next door: "Moving Downtown has been incredible for our employees, our position in the community, and our ability to impact our surroundings." It's a spirit taking hold with new companies moving in every month. And it's only going to grow.


“It's all here: business, culture, architecture, the water, the energy, the future.”

Patrick Masterson, AIA, AECOM

In a way, AECOM followed The Tide Downtown. "Light rail showed a heroic vision and leadership we couldn't resist," says Patrick Masterson. Once here, he and his co-workers discovered the opportunities, the energy, the culturally rich appeal of Downtown. Shouldn't you be on board?


“Downtown is energetic, collaborative and filled with innovative thinkers.”

Josh Fischer, Owner, ArtSmith Media

Artsmith Media moved its web development agency to Downtown from D.C. after researching cities across the country. Josh Fischer saw a vital community where they could "jump in quickly, get exposure and effect change." For emerging companies and technologies, there's no better place to plug in than Downtown Norfolk.


“We moved Downtown to be closer to our clients. We ended up closer to just about everything.”

Alan Watt, VP-Aerospace Defense, RS&H

"We love being in this architecturally-significant building overlooking the river. And so much more is just a short walk away," says Alan Watt of RS&H, a major facilities and infrastructure consulting firm. Employees enjoy easy access to hotels, great restaurants, the new park and so many services. If Downtown isn't the perfect business location, it's close.

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