National brands to boutiques are saying yes to Suffolk. And for good reason. Suffolk's fast growth rate, mixed with high household income and a "can do" business friendly attitude, makes fertile ground for retail development.

Local, regional and national businesses continue to invest in Suffolk including recognizable retailers such as PetSmart, Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods, Chick-Fil-A and others. Retail development in and near Harbour View includes Bennett’s Creek Square, Harbour View Marketplace, Harbour View East and the up-and-coming Hampton Roads Crossing. Historic downtown is also seeing a resurgence in new, unique shops and eateries.

“Suffolk is attentive to the individual and very supportive to business.” Chris Jones, President and Pharmacist Bennett’s Creek Pharmacy

Chris Jones, President and Pharmacist of Bennett's Creek Pharmacy

Major Retail Corridors

In 2014, the City achieved over $116 million in capital investments, impacting over 1 million in square footage. These investments are expected to bring around 450 new jobs to Suffolk.

Retail (new and expanding) accounted for around a third, at 30%, of the total new jobs created in 2014.

Demographic Documents