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.

March 5th, 2018

Feb. 21, 2018: Coming in 2020, VCU's Engineering School is building it's new 133,000 SF engineering research building, significantly expanding the school's laboratory capacity. Read more.

 

March 5th, 2018

Local developer Hourigan Group announces that they will be developing Deepwater Industrial Park, located along the I-95 corridor near the Richmond Marine Terminal. The 110-acre site will feature up to 1.5 million S.F. of build-to-suit, high-bay warehousing space and is an ideal location for companies seeking a prime East Coast destination hub.

March 5th, 2018

Jan. 29, 2018: VinePair names Richmond the top beer destination in the world for 2018. Read more.

March 5th, 2018

Feb. 6, 2018: "From humdrum to happening." Lonely Planet names Richmond a top 10 destination for 2018. Read more.

March 5th, 2018

The VA Bio+Tech Park in downtown Richmond has five new tenants, including a firm developing a gel patch for repairing perforated eardrums and a company developing renewable chemicals used to make everyday products. Read more.

January 30th, 2018

Vinepair.com ranks Richmond, VA as the #1 top beer destination in the world for 2018. Ahead of cities such as Seoul, South Korea, Chicago, Beijing, and New York City, Richmond is noted for going from one to 22 craft breweries in less than 10 years in just the city itself. Read more.

 
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