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VEDA 2013 Fall Conference
October 16-18, 2013
Bringing the Global Economy to Virginia

Hess Construction + Engineering Services, Inc.

Hess ConstructionA leading constructor of educational facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region, HESS focuses exclusively on meeting the construction needs of the education client by managing the planning, design, and construction of innovative learning institutions. HESS’ portfolio includes K-12 schools, colleges and universities, athletic facilities, training centers, laboratories, libraries, and fine arts spaces.

Today, more than ever, educators are being challenged to balance cost with the demand for quality learning environments. Through our experienced staff, value-added services, and sustainable/LEED expertise, HESS provides answers to tough questions and guidance to help clients make decisions that maximize value.

Our experience and expertise allows us to bring added value beyond the construction of facilities. From early design through construction, we work as an integral member of the project team to ensure the client’s program goals become a reality.

Contact: George Anas
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Mid-Atlantic Broadband

MBC is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization who promotes economic development in southern Virginia through operation of an advanced 1600+ mile open access fiber optic network. MBC provides wholesale telecommunications transport services, dark fiber, colocation and tower leasing to help attract business and industry to the region. Since its inception in 2004, MBC has helped attracted major investments from data centers, call center/operations centers, advanced manufacturing, research and development, and bio-tech industries. MBC is committed to providing economic development leadership to our rural communities.

Contact: Jeremy Satterfield
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City of Newport News, Department of Development

The core mission of the Newport News Economic and Industrial Development Authorities is to grow and diversify the tax and employment base of the City of Newport News. This is facilitated by: attracting new businesses and industries to Newport News, retaining and expanding current businesses, and promoting revitalization of Newport News.

The Newport News economy has remained stable because of its local and regional assets: a highly educated and capable work-force, and its state-of-the-art business facilities. All of this illustrates that Newport News is a place where Great Things are Happening!

Contact: Jared Midkiff
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1340 N. Great Neck Road, #1272-128
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454