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Elementary Schools Across Hampton Roads Learn About “America’s First Region”

The Hampton Roads Partnership, in association with Cox Communications, has produced a colorful poster with this information and more and provided copies free of charge to every 4th grade classroom in southeastern Virginia, the grade level where state history is first taught.
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New Regional Citizenship and Branding Initiative Goes Public December 13, 2006

On the eve of the year in which America will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the landing and settlement at Jamestown, the organization representing all of Hampton Roads’ local governments, colleges, military commands and leading businesses will announce a major effort to promote regional citizenship.
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Individuals and Organizations In Hampton Roads Participate in ‘America’s First Region’ Initiative

The key to the success of the "Hampton Roads, America’s First Region" initiative is participation by the thousands of businesses and other organizations who believe that regional citizenship, identity and cooperation are vital to the future well-being of the 17 localities in southeastern Virginia.
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AMERICA'S FIRST REGION IN THE NEWS

In Chesapeake, 25 years of pride
The Virginian-Pilot, May 18, 2007

Other Voices: What It Means for the Region to Be First
Daily Press, May 12, 2007

What is Hampton Roads?
Daily Press, May 10, 2007

Other Opinions: Rooting for the home team - Hampton Roads
The Virginian-Pilot, April 10, 2007

Other Opinions: Historically, 'America's First Region' Fits Us Perfectly
The Virginian-Pilot, February 15, 2007

Other Voices: Embracing Our Regional Identity Here In Hampton Roads
Daily Press, January 6, 2007

Other Voices: Hampton Roads Deserves The 'America's First Region' Title
Daily Press, December 16, 2006

Campaign Stresses History To Boost Our Region To Outsiders
The Virginian-Pilot, December 13, 2007

For all media inquires, contact the Hampton Roads Partnership.