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

March 5th, 2018

Feb. 1, 2018: According to Richmond Times Dispatch, Fodor's Travel lists Richmond among '19 U.S. cities with an unexpectedly international foodie scene. Read more.

March 5th, 2018

Feb. 22, 2018: Inman.com reports on a new study by online lendinge exchange LendingTree that Richmond, VA ranks 9th as a best U.S. for a fresh start. The study included eight elements that would impact a person's launch in a new city, including the cost of housing, median income, and rates of health insurance coverage. Read more.

March 5th, 2018

Feb. 18, 2018: Curbed.com notes that Richmond is "adding millenials at nearly double the average rate of other U.S. cities," and boasts affordable housing, a solid knowledge base from local universities, and top-tier employers like Amazon, Capital one, and Facebook. Read more.

March 5th, 2018

Feb. 26, 2018: According to Forbes, "Virginia's historic capital is buzzing with young energy and signature southern charm." Read more.

City of Richmond
Economic & Community Development

Main Street Station
1500 East Main Street, Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23219