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

July 16th, 2018

July 12th, 2018: This week, Moody’s revised upward its credit rating outlook for the City of Richmond, from “stable” to “positive,” and reaffirmed the city’s credit rating of “Aa2,” citing strong trajectories in the city’s finances and growing economy. Read More.

July 12th, 2018

July 11th, 2018: A number of new restaurants in Jackson Ward have been rising to prominence. See what's cooking here.

July 12th, 2018

From new cancer therapeutics to virtual reality surgical tools, innovations created at Virginia Commonwealth University represent not only economic opportunities for the Richmond region, but can have the potential to improve health care and save lives around the globe. That's why VCU is pitching in to help develop them. Read More.

July 12th, 2018

Reston-based government contractor Science Applications International Corp. is hiring 75 people at an office in downtown Richmond as part of the company’s contract to coordinate the state’s information technology systems. Read more.

City of Richmond
Economic & Community Development

Main Street Station
1500 East Main Street, Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23219