Virginia Beach’s tourism sector, a cornerstone of the city’s economic vitality, continues to shine as a beacon for visitors, as highlighted in the 2022 Economic Impact Report from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC). With millions of guests flocking to its shores, Virginia Beach stands as a premier destination, drawing attention not only for its natural beauty but also for the transformative enhancements spearheaded by the City with WPL acting as a key player in the city’s landscape architecture.
The VTC’s 2022 report underscores the profound economic impact of tourism, showcasing robust revenue generation and sustained job creation within the community. WPL, proud of its role in elevating the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, has played a crucial part in projects
such as the Laskin Road gateway, the Oceanfront Resort District form-based code regulations, JT’s Grommet Island, the Virginia Aquarium and Adventure Park, and the revitalization of the iconic boardwalk. These initiatives not only enhance the visual appeal but also contribute to the city’s overall functionality.
WPL’s commitment goes beyond aesthetics, with significant contributions to vital infrastructure improvements in stormwater management and traffic flow optimization. As the city eagerly awaits the highly anticipated 2023 Economic Impact Report, the tourism sector continues to evolve, recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. WPL, firmly rooted in its dedication to innovation and sustainability, remains at the forefront of growth. Results from the upcoming report will shed light on the city’s resilience in the face of challenges, reaffirming the crucial role of tourism in Virginia Beach’s ongoing recovery and expansion.