Serving Hampton Roads - America's First Region
Future of Hampton Roads is a regional think tank, but we're also communicating and advocating on focus efforts within our region.
All of our material is intended to stimulate thoughts and actions. Action from organizations, individuals and in all cases; regional citizens wanting to assist in impacting positive change for Hampton Roads.
In each of our four primary categories, there is a call to action. This call to action can be in the form of awareness, involvement, support or specific activity.
To see what the current call to action is for each category, please look for this button:
in the upper left column of each section in Current Studies.
The study of intermodal transportation impacts within Hampton Roads - light rail, high speed rail and other forms of mass transit, and roads, bridges and tunnels.
The study of the importance of regional cooperation for enhancing the economy and quality of life in Southeastern Virginia and becoming a united region.
The study of Regional Economic Growth and Competitiveness. Improved roads and infrastructure, rail, workforce development, education, jobs, stopping brain-drain, and an invigorated sense of esprit de corps for the entire region of Hampton Roads.
The study of regional Human Services. Demand is increasing, cases are Intensifying, cost is escalating, and resources are dwindling. What can Hampton Roads do to ensure the continuation of services for those citizens who need it?
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organized in 1982 to perform the first regional visioning project for the region, the organization continues today as a think tank where we seek to improve the competitiveness of the region in order to enhance our economy and quality of life, both for our 1.7 million residents and for our many transient military and tourist guests.
Visitors to this site are encouraged to delve into our activities, our background readings on regionalism, as well as our detailed publications full of actionable ideas for long-range regional improvement.
Additional regional information is available on the Web sites of the many other regional organizations that act, like Future of Hampton Roads, to make Hampton Roads a great place to live, work, and visit.