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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Leigh Street Armory Restoration
Restoration and Adaptive Reuse with a $600,000 Industrial Revitalization Fund grant in hand, this historic, one-of-a-kind former African American armory will be transformed into the new home of the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia. Learn more.
East End Initiative
Welcome to Richmond’s oldest neighborhood, and one of its newest revitalization projects! Plans to transform this historic community include pedestrian and bike enhancements to the MLK bridge, landscaping along Nine Mile Road, and much more. Learn more.
Broad Street ArtBiz District
The spine of the central business district and the connector between two VCU campuses, the Broad Street ArtBiz District is experiencing exciting changes…changes that promise to improve the character and aesthetics of the commercial corridor and attract a diverse mix of businesses. Learn More.
Shockoe Bottom Revitalization
Building on more than ten years of planning efforts, including the recently completed Downtown Master Plan, the city is dedicated to revitalizing and re-imagining this historic center of commerce—turning it into the new center of Richmond’s creative economy. Learn More.
Economic & Community Development News
March 27th, 2015
According to new U.S. Census data released today, the city of Richmond had an estimated population of 217,853 on July 1, 2014, a 6.7 percent increase since the 2010 census. That is a greater percentage of growth than experienced by surrounding counties. Read more.
March 24th, 2015
Richmond was named one of the 50 Best Places to Live in the US by Men's Journal as well as a "Best City for Food." Learn more.
March 19th, 2015
Dixon Hughes Goodman, one of the nation's top 20 accounting firms, is moving its main Richmond-area operations from Henrico County into One James Center in downtown Richmond. Learn more.
March 10th, 2015
Black Heath has opened a new meadery in Scott's Addition at 1313 Altamont Avenue. Read more here.