The Crossways Boulevard business center offers a base at the heart of Chesapeake's busiest commercial district and excellent connections with the wider Hampton Roads metropolitan region. It is situated on the second floor of a modern office building in the prestigious Greenbrier Commerce Park area of this diverse city, which was once a bedroom community serving nearby Norfolk and Virginia Beach but which is now home to many industries and businesses of its own. Like much of the region, its waterways play an important trade role in the local economy, but other thriving sectors include healthcare, research and development, manufacturing, technology, professional services and defense. The city has an excellent telecommunications backbone and a well-trained labor pool. Hampton Roads is a major trade artery for the import/export of goods, both nationally and internationally, and is the site of significant US navy operations. The Crossways Commerce business center is conveniently close to the Hampton Roads Beltway, providing excellent road connectivity.