Economic & Community Development News

June 12th, 2015

The third phase of an $86 million project to rehabilitate historic Main Street Station and it's train shed is underway. Future plans call for an indoor market, tourism center, and event space. Learn more.

May 5th, 2015

Local start-up Wealthforge, a local start-up, was awarded a $100,000 grant by AOL co-founder Steve Case. The company stated it will use its winnings to move its offices downtown. "We really want to put it into use to open an 8,000 square-foot office in Richmond, downtown." Learn more.

May 5th, 2015

A new, 8-story, 76-unit, $12.5 million project is planned at 1817 E. Main Street in Shockoe Bottonm, as well as a second 2-srory mixed-use building fronting Main Street ,which will offer a 1,500 SF commercial space. Learn more.

May 5th, 2015

Alton Lane, a maker of custom shirts, suits, blazers and trousers, has relocated its headquarter operations from New York City to Scott's Addition. Learn more.

May 4th, 2015

The Greater Richmond Partnership has been named as one of the "Top Economic Development Groups of 2014" from Site Selection magazine. Learn more.

May 4th, 2015

Reported by the Huffington Post, Lincoln Property Company listed Richmond, Virginia as a Top 10 City for Relocation based on the city's nightlife, culture, food, weather and rent costs. Learn more.

April 30th, 2015

On April 29, 2015, Walmart opened a 4,100 square foot store, the fifth and largest, of the new campus-format shops operated by Arkansas-based Walmart. Learn more.

April 17th, 2015

Singapore-based R1 International, a natural rubber supplier, is planning to haul its product past its Norfolk base and into the Port of Richmond by the end of May. Read more.

April 15th, 2015

Dominion, headquartered in the city of Richmond, is the top-ranked U.S. utility on Forbes magazine's 2015 "America's Best Employers" list. The company ranked 37th overall among the 500 employers in 25 industries that were included on the list, and was the top-ranked employer among all industries in Virginia. Read more.

April 15th, 2015

Dominion, headquartered in the city of Richmond, is the top-ranked U.S. utility on Forbes magazine's 2015 "America's Best Employers" list. The company ranked 37th overall among the 500 employers in 25 industries that were included on the list, and was the top-ranked employer among all industries in Virginia. Read more.

 
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