What is CBDA?

The Voice of the Business Community

The Central Business District Association is a 501 (c) 6 business organization. Our mission is to support the growth and development of the business community within the City of Virginia Beach's Pembroke Strategic Growth Area (SGA). In doing so, it is recognized that advancements in policies and amenities within this urban core ultimately benefit the entire city and the region as a whole. Membership in the CBDA is offered to businesses and organizations that support the CBDA’s mission, and covers full time employees within a company. Membership is not available to individuals.

The CBDA works with government, community, and business leaders in developing meaningful relationships to promote the area as a primary center for business which offers unique professional, retail, residential, cultural and recreational opportunities. It provides a forum to identify and define issues of importance to its membership, including the attraction to, and retention and growth of businesses within the Pembroke Strategic Growth Area. The CBDA influences government action that will directly benefit the Pembroke Strategic Growth Area and its stakeholders, and it endeavors to serve as a leader in shaping policies that favorably impact the city and the region.

The CBDA hosts a variety of informative and educational programs and events attended by prominent business, political and community leaders. These events provide exceptional networking opportunities for members, and further the organization’s mission by bringing individuals and businesses together with similar goals in support of the Pembroke SGA.