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
June 18th, 2013
The AARP and the Society for Human Resource Management has named Bon Secours Virginia Health System and Virginia Commonwealth University as among the top places in the country to work for people older than 50. Learn more.
June 11th, 2013
On Wednesday, June 19th from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM, the City is hosting a seminar for business owners interested in learning tips on how to strengthen your company's financial future. Learn more.
May 24th, 2013
The Food Republic magazine features a story on finding great food in Virginia's (culinary) capital, highlighting city restaurants includintg Mamma 'Zu, Pasture, Edo's Squid and Accacia, among others. Read more.
May 23rd, 2013
Reported by Richmond Times Dispatch, the new U.S. Census Bureau estimates for 2012 determine that the city has grown by 4,169 people, 2.02 percent between July 1, 2011 and July 1, 2012. The new estimated population rises from 204,214 in 2010 to 210,309. Learn more.