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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 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

January 5th, 2017

Channel 6's Mark Holmerg tours a Shockoe Valley manufacturing building used as many as 20 "maker" businesses and other groups. Learn more.

January 3rd, 2017

Levar M. Stoney was sworn in as Richmond's 80th mayor on Saturday, December 31st in a ceremony at City Hall. Mayor Stoney, Richmond's youngest ever mayor at age 35, stated, "There is not secret formula to this, no secret recipe, but to work hard every single day and pour my time, my energy, my life into everything I do." Read more.

December 16th, 2016

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) lists Richmond, Virginia as having the 5th fastest population growth of the largest 25 U.S. traditional cities. The city of Richmond is noted for having a poulation growth of 7.9%, with New Orleans, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Boston rounding out the top 5, and San Francisco following in 6th place. The national average is 3.8%. Click here to read the full article.

December 16th, 2016

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) lists Richmond, Virginia as having the 5th fastest population growth of the largest 25 U.S. traditional cities. The city of Richmond is noted for having a poulation growth of 7.9%, with New Orleans, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Boston rounding out the top 5, and San Francisco following in 6th place. The national average is 3.8%. Click here to read the full article.

 
City of Richmond
Economic & Community Development

Main Street Station
1500 East Main Street, Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23219
804.646.5633