​Tidewater Tactical Relocates Corporate Headquarters and Expands in Virginia Beach

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tidewater Tactical, founded in 2007, provides tactical equipment for the special operations community, all branches of the military, local and federal law enforcement agencies and private contracting firms. The company will relocate its corporate headquarters and expand operations in Virginia Beach.

Tidewater Tactical has purchased a former bank facility located at 2022 Pleasure House Road.  The company plans to renovate the property with completion expected in December 2014. The expansion will allow the company to add five new jobs.

The company also specializes in developing custom gear with its manufacturing arm Bellum Designs LLC. 

“We would like to thank the City of Virginia Beach for their much appreciated assistance,” said Trevor Pantone, founder & CEO of Tidewater Tactical.  “The team at Tidewater Tactical is very excited to be growing and becoming more of an integral part of this community.  All of us are proud of our military and first responders and believe this move will enable us to better serve them.” 

“This is another example of a small, women-, and minority-owned (SWaM) certified business that is growing and succeeding in Virginia Beach,” said Warren D. Harris, director of Virginia Beach Economic Development. “We are anticipating that Tidewater Tactical will continue to grow and provide services and products to our front-line responders.”

The Virginia Beach Economic Development Authority has awarded an Economic Development Investment Program grant in the amount of $30,000 based on the $1.145 million in capital investment and the number of jobs created in the City.

The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development is to attract and retain national and international businesses to stimulate capital investment and create jobs. Virginia Beach is the most populous city in Virginia with a population of 440,000, and it is the 37th largest in the United States. It is recognized as one of the Best Run Cities in America by 24/7 Wall St. The Department of Economic Development received re-accreditation through the International Economic Development Council in 2012 and is one of only 29 economic development organizations in the world to have this recognition. It is listed among the Top Five Overall Mid-sized American Cities of the Future, Top 10 for Economic Potential and Top Five for Infrastructure by fDi Magazine. CNNMoney.com ranked Virginia Beach as the Easiest Place to Start a Business and the 2nd Most Business-Friendly City in the country. For more information, visit www.yesvirginiabeach.com.

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