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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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The 2015 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

December 18th, 2015

The Richmond Affordable Housing Trust Fund Application deadline has been extended to January 21, 2016. For more information, click here.

December 7th, 2015

The City of Richmond's Affordable Housing Trust Fund application is now available. To learn more and download the application package documents, please click here.

November 3rd, 2015

Thermal Gradient, Inc., which designs and develops devices that perfirm nucleic acid tests, is moving from Rochester, NY to the city of Richmond's Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. Learn more.

November 3rd, 2015

Ironclad Coffee Roasters is moving into 2904 W. Moore Street in Scott's Addition. The company plans to roast between 150 and 200 pounds of coffee each week. Learn more.

City of Richmond
Economic & Community Development

Main Street Station
1500 East Main Street, Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23219