Leading Employers

Leading Employers

Richmond: Virginia's Working Capital

As Virginia's capital city, Richmond is home both to Fortune 500 companies and significant local, federal and state government and educational institutions and private companies that support them. A powerhouse in the financial, life science, creative, advanced manufacturing and transportation industry sectors, the City is an attractive location for companies to come, stay, and grow.

Top Private Employers

The Richmond region's top private employers include companies in the life sciences, financial services, energy, advanced manufacturing and more. To view the full list with number of employees for the entire Richmond region, please click here.

Top Public Employers

As the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the city of Richmond is home to local, state and federal agencies. To view a full listing of top public employers and total employment numbers, please click here.

Fortune 1000 Companies

Richmond, Virginia was among the top 20 metro areas in 2012 for the total number of Fortune 1000 companies, (ranked 17th). To view the full list for the entire Richmond region, click here. To learn about those located within the city of Richmond, click here.

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City of Richmond
Economic & Community Development

Main Street Station
1500 East Main Street, Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23219