Norfolk Innovation Corridor officially launched today! The Norfolk Innovation Corridor (NIC) is an area paralleling the Elizabeth River Trail that stretches from Norfolk State University to Old Dominion University, including the Eastern Virginia Medical School / Sentara / Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Fort Norfolk, Downtown Norfolk, the Neon Arts Districts and the Harbor Park area. Under state law, it is designated as a “technology zone,” enabling qualifying startup firms and firm expansions to receive certain tax incentives, in addition to enjoying the other advantages of setting up business where physical, networking, and economic assets are so densely clustered. The NIC serves to attract and retain technology companies while services as a magnet for a talented and diverse workforce.
As a committed partner, collaborator, and innovator to Norfolk, our very own Donna Phaneuf, FAIA, was invited to be on the Inaugural Board of Directors and Co-Chair the Infrastructure Committee. Donna has built long-standing relationships in Norfolk, as a resident, business owner, and architect. We are proud to see her innovative thinking and community dedication flourish as the NIC moves forward towards achieving their goals.