Report on Virginias Maritime Industry Released

Maritime ReportVirginia is a leader in the maritime industry. Home to the largest naval base in the world and one of the nation’s largest and busiest port complexes, Virginia has the greatest number and highest concentration of private shipbuilding and repair jobs in the United States. Virginia is also the largest seafood producer on the East Coast and the third largest in the nation. With its multitude of training programs to prepare students for a variety of entry points into the maritime industry workforce, its cutting-edge industry research, and its ongoing investment in port and transportation infrastructure, Virginia is positioned to be a maritime industry leader well into the future.

The Maritime Industry in Virginia by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia illuminates Virginia’s complex maritime industry by breaking it down into its component sectors and subsectors. It highlights key facts and metrics that underscore the importance of the industry to Virginia’s economy; features employment outlook data for relevant occupations; provides information about the commonwealth’s numerous educational programs that prepare students to participate in the maritime industry workforce; and it explores the future outlook of the maritime industry in Virginia. Find the report here.