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The City of Richmond:
Virginia’s Working Capital

Since its founding in 1607, the city of Richmond has always been the strategic center of commerce, innovation, and decision-making power in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The city offers low business costs, a pro-business climate, robust financial programs, and a smart, creative workforce with solid education and experience in the technical, scientific, and creative professions. So, in a city founded on commerce, innovation and decision-making power, where will your company get to work?

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Community Profile

The 2015 Richmond Community Profile is tailored for review by residents and businesses alike and details specific information regarding population, industry, and quality of life. Read the report.


Economic & Community Development News

June 2nd, 2016

Richmond Times Dispatch reports that Atlanta-based consulting firm Thought Logichas chosen the city of Richmon's Shockoe Slip to expand their company with the goal of hiring 100 Richmond-area workers within three to five years. Learn more.

May 11th, 2016

In Men's Journal's recent piece titled "Richmond: The Four-Day Weekend," the magazine highlighted Richmond's food scene and outdoor activities. Learn more.

May 11th, 2016

Shockoe Realty Ventures LLC recently purchased 1-acre at 1903 E. Marshall Street with plans to construct 178 apartments.  Learn more.

May 11th, 2016

April 5, 2016: The Wall Street Journal featured an article about Richmond, Virginia's thriving beer scene, featuring Cask Cafe and Market, Station 2, Mekong, Hardywood and Lickinghole Creek. Read more.

City of Richmond
Economic & Community Development

Main Street Station
1500 East Main Street, Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23219