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 2016 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

September 15th, 2017

Conde Nast Traveler magazine put together a list of the six best places to travel to in November and Richmond is number five on the list. Richmond was chosen chiefly for Fire, Flour & Fork, the four-day gathering for the food curious, which takes place Nov. 2-5. The magazine says, "Since it first started three years ago, four0day foodie fest has delivered boldfaced names from the kitchen world to cool-kid city Richmond." Read more.

September 15th, 2017

Thomson Reuters, an international media and information company, announced on September 6, 2017, that it would open a cyber fusion center in downtown Richmond. Richard Puckett, the company's vice president of security, operations and stategy said, "Virginia represents a large and diverse workforce opportunity...we're excited to get started with our operations here." Learn more.

August 17th, 2017

Entrepreneur.com has listed Richmond as third on its list of booming cities. Learn more.

August 17th, 2017

The Princeton Review recently ranked the University of Richmond as the best-run college and #6 for both best classroom experience and most beautiful campus. Learn more.

City of Richmond
Economic & Community Development

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