A program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Hampton Roads MSEEZ

On October 10, 2018, the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes, in collaboration with the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, launched the Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone (MSEEZ) in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Established to connect military spouses with companies committed to hiring, MSEEZ are collaborative efforts among the local business, civic, and military communities that establish employment networks in municipalities around the country.

Pillar Industries for Hampton Roads

  • Hire
  • Train
  • Advocate


Hampton Roads MSPN and MSEEZ Networking Event
December 12, 2019, at 6 p.m. | Location: Virginia Career Works
View the event flyer here and RSVP at Facebook.com/groups/MSPNHamptonRoads

Featured Local Resources for Military Spouses

  • Virginia Career Works Centers – Hampton Roads Region
    Are you a military spouse in Hampton Roads in need of licensure or credentialing to assist you in obtaining employment? Your local Virginia Career Works Centers in the Hampton Roads Region and the Greater Peninsula are here to assist you. On the Peninsula? Visit this page instead. Funded by the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, there is Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding available to assist you. For more information, contact Nancy Stephens (military spouse) at nstephens@vcwhamptonroads.org.
  • The Hampton Roads Workforce Council (HRWC) is currently accepting targeted resumes and cover letters for a HRVEC Veterans Services Staff Assistant. This is a full-time permanent position with great benefits. The position description and application can be found here.

MSEEZ Playbook

The MSEEZ Playbook is an overview of how the Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones work and the best practices involved.

You'll understand why MSEEZ are important and you can download a worksheet to guide you through the process.

Get Involved

Thank you for your interest in becoming involved in your local Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone. Collectively, we will work to break down the barriers to identifying meaningful career opportunities for military families.

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A Program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation