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State Grant Will Expand Makerspace To Hampton

HAMPTON—Hampton will receive a $100,000 grant as part of $4.4 million in state grants for 33 investment projects that will create and support business development, economic recovery, and the redevelopment of industrial and commercial structures.

Hampton’s grant to the Economic Development Authority will create a Peninsula expansion of the 757 Makerspace that currently exists in Norfolk. That program includes an established community workshop and studio space. Since 2013, it has provided tools and equipment for designers, technologists, innovators, artists, and creatives in a shared space to bring creative ideas and works to life. 

The Hampton office is expected to be on Fort Monroe, which means area residents who wish to use the space can avoid the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT). The program will also work with Hampton City Schools, which already has two Makerspaces, and may offer summer camps. For more information on 757 Makerspace, visit  

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