MIBE mobilizes regional partnerships needed to help Hampton Roads expand its maritime sustainment and modernization capabilities. We apply innovative solutions to performance gaps through an agile team of 21st-century maritime stakeholders across a 2,800-square-mile Atlantic industrial ecosystem.

MIBE is committed to helping ensure a ready, relevant Navy, branding Hampton Roads as a national center of digitally-enabled naval/commercial maritime skills and aligning with coastal commercial port and offshore wind leadership. If it touches the water, it’s maritime.

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MIBE’s strategy is to mitigate maritime workforce and supply base gaps that stand between Hampton Roads’ old industrial base and its potential to become America’s preferred digital maritime hub.


MIBE promotes giving young talent incentives to acquire new, digitally-driven maritime skills by reaching out beyond Hampton Roads to recruit new talent for maritime opportunities on the horizon and promoting the great quality of life that Hampton Roads-by-the-sea offers.


MIBE supports growing and sharpening our regional supply base for naval/commercial maritime opportunities, growing a formidable advanced manufacturing ecosystem serving 21st-century industries clustered around the maritime pillar.


MIBE believes that digitally-powered “Industry 4.0” technologies are performance multipliers that will transform the region’s workforce and supply base into models that other regions will want to replicate.