Virginia Business

Reaching 27,500 business decision-makers across Virginia since 1986.

Virginia Business is the only statewide publication devoted exclusively to covering commercial news in the commonwealth. Founded in 1986, the monthly magazine has won many awards for the quality and depth of its reporting. Every issue of Virginia Business is read by more than 100,000 individuals, including top executives and state and local political leaders.

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Virginia Business covers every corner of the commonwealth and every business sector in it. We focus on the people, places, trends and companies operating in our economy. Our articles offer new perspectives, thought-provoking analysis and lively writing.

Because we are Virginia’s only statewide business publication, we are able to offer a depth and breadth of reporting not found elsewhere. We also can gain access to top political and business leaders, which results in revealing exclusive interviews and articles. In our pages, readers also find forecasts, focused reports on industries and sectors, and articles on business developments in specific communities across the state. So, it’s no wonder that business people consider Virginia Business a “must read.”


Virginia Business is the perfect way for advertisers to reach top executives in every part of the state. These busy people overwhelmingly consider our publication a “must read,” and they are actively engaged with it. In fact, 85 percent have read four of the last four issues.

We have 27,500 highly qualified subscribers and, with pass-along, more than 75,000 readers. Subscribers hold titles like chairman, chief executive officer, founder, partner and president. In fact, 55 percent of them occupy C-suite positions or higher. Our subscribers work in every major economic sector, including manufacturing, banking, finance, construction, government, legal, medical, real estate, transportation, communications, insurance and wholesale and retail trade

In the workplace, our subscribers actively take part in major purchasing decisions. Eighty-five percent report having been involved in such decisions during the past 12 months. Of these, 33 percent dealt with purchases worth at least $100,000. Twelve percent were engaged in purchases worth at least $1 million. These purchases involved a wide range of goods and services, including information technology, banking, investments and insurance.

Our subscribers are well-educated and well-compensated. Eighty percent are college graduates, and 36 percent hold graduate degrees. They have a mean household income of $211,600 and a mean net worth of $1.55 million.

In addition to knowing a great deal about subscribers, we can report our circulation figures with confidence. These numbers were audited by BPA Worldwide. BPA enjoys a solid reputation for the quality of its media audits, which are recognized for their rigor, objectivity, accuracy, transparency and timeliness.

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Maritime Guide

The Maritime & International Trade Guide is a valuable resource and unique advertising opportunity. Printed annually, this one-of-a-kind publication takes a broad and deep look at Hampton Roads’ dynamic maritime and international trade community. It is the perfect vehicle for any organization that needs to reach companies and decision-makers engaged in these two vital sectors.

Hampton Roads-area subscribers to Virginia Business receive the guide automatically, free. In addition, the guide receives bonus distribution from the City of Norfolk, the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, the Virginia Maritime Association and the Virginia Port Authority. All four groups use the guide to promote the region. As a result, it goes to readers throughout the area, across the United States and around the world.

The Maritime & International Trade Guide has tremendous staying power. Because it’s an annual filled with valuable information, readers often retain it, refer to it frequently and use it throughout the year.

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The Maritime & International Trade Guide contains vital information of interest to everyone doing business in these two important sectors. Content includes analysis pieces, articles on major trends, selected statistics and a directory of local and international firms involved in either maritime activities or international trade. The guide typically offers detailed material on topics such as port operations, trade laws, foreign trade zones, maritime law, immigration, airport/air cargo data, logistics, economic development initiatives and energy issues.

Hampton Roads Business Guide

The Hampton Roads Business Guide provides the most detailed data available on this dynamic region. Plus, we take a close statistical look at all the communities in the area: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and the counties of Isle of Wight, James City, Gloucester, Mathews and York.

Published annually, the digest offers an exceptional advertising opportunity for anybody wanting to reach the Hampton Roads business community. Readers retain and use this publication throughout the year. The digest goes to all Hampton Roads Virginia Business Magazine readers, who receive it as part of their subscription. In addition, the Virginia Port Authority and the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance use the Hampton Roads Business Guide to promote the area and distribute it locally, nationally and internationally throughout the year.

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The Hampton Roads Business Guide offers the most comprehensive roundup of information available on this region. Eagerly awaited and used daily, the digest provides data on all localities in the area as well as these specific important topics:

  • Banking
  • Economic activity
  • Health care
  • Real estate
  • Tourism
  • Arts and leisure
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Military
  • Retail
  • Utilities
  • Demographics
  • Government
  • Ports
  • Logistics
  • Technology