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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 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

June 30th, 2016

The Zillow report shows that 15% of people aged 23 to 34 live alone in Richmond. The report credits Richmond's strong labor market, which has grown 3.6 percent year over year, and relatively high incomes in this age group for the reason for a high percentage of millennials are living alone. Read more.

June 30th, 2016

Carytown named one of the 15 trendiest retail markets in the country. Learn more here.

June 2nd, 2016

Richmond Times Dispatch reports that Atlanta-based consulting firm Thought Logichas chosen the city of Richmon's Shockoe Slip to expand their company with the goal of hiring 100 Richmond-area workers within three to five years. Learn more.

May 11th, 2016

In Men's Journal's recent piece titled "Richmond: The Four-Day Weekend," the magazine highlighted Richmond's food scene and outdoor activities. Learn more.

City of Richmond
Economic & Community Development

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1500 East Main Street, Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23219