For today’s Fast Fact, let’s take a look at the Norfolk VA Market!
Is it a bridge? Is it a tunnel? Well, I suppose it’s both! Running northeast out of Norfolk, you’ll find the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, a truly unique feat of engineering. A majority of this 17-mile roadway serves as a bridge, connecting Norfolk to Virginia’s Eastern Shore on the way up to Maryland. However, the bridge actually dips below the water twice, transitioning to a tunnel, which allows boats to pass through the channel as well. The bridge was named “One of Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World” in 1965.
Did you know that Norfolk is an “independent city”, meaning it is not part of any other county or larger municipality? Norfolk has a rich and unique background, in both the arts and history. Two famous cultural landmarks are the city’s Attucks Theatre and Wells Theatre. The Attucks Theatre is the oldest African-American theater in the US, while the Wells Theatre has hosted many famous names like Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.
Let’s take a look at the newest geekOUT market infographic for the Norfolk DMA.
You’ll notice a very high percentage of workers commute to work alone in this market – and of those that drive, over 1 in 3 spend more than 30 minutes each way!
There is a wide variety of industries utilizing OOH in this market, when looking at the top categories of OOH Spenders. Interestingly, the Architecture/Engineering category makes this list – in the Norfolk area, aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin is a large employer, clearly making use of OOH here!
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