Economic & Community Development News

October 23rd, 2013

Elliott Davis, a Greenvile, S.C.-based accounting firm, has selected to move its headquarters downtown to Riverfront Plaza because of it's location and recruiting potential. Mark Rudolph, managing shareholder states, "We recruit a lot of young professionals, either out of college or in their 20s and 30s. Obviously, there is a vibrant young professional location downtown." Learn more.

October 18th, 2013

Implementation is beginning to take place on the Riverfront Plan, with enginners beginning this week to develop a plan to create a walkway that will extend from Brown's Island to the trails and attractions in Manchester. In addition, international landscape and design firm Hargreaves Associates has been hired to begin design work on the dam walk and terraced steps to the river on Chapel Island. Learn more.

October 16th, 2013

The New York Times featured an article interviewing Mayor Dwight C. Jones on his bold anti-poverty plan entitled Maggie L. Walker Initiative for Fighting Poverty and Expanding Opportunity. Learn more.

October 16th, 2013

The City of Richmond's Dept. of Economic & Community Development received a Gold Award of Excellence for its 2012 Commercial Corridor Snapshot brochure. Learn more.

September 17th, 2013

Monument Construction, in a joint venture with Sensei Development, are under contract to buy the eastern corner of First and Canal Streets for a planned five-story apartment building that will include 90 new apartments. Learn more.

September 16th, 2013

Sands Anderson law firm is expanding in their downtown office space in the Bank of America Center, adding an additional 5,800 SF. Click here to learn more about this as well as other law firm recent expansions in the city.

September 16th, 2013

Sands Anderson law firm is expanding in their downtown office space in the Bank of America Center, adding an additional 5,800 SF. Click here to learn more about this as well as other law firm recent expansions in the city.

September 16th, 2013

Standard and Poor's (S&P) has upgraded Richmond's general obligation debt rating to AA+, the second highest rating possoble. S&P specificcally praised the City's strong financial performance, including its strong reserves, continued investment in economic development projects, and adopted fiscal and debt policies. Learn more.

September 16th, 2013

The City and partner CultureWorks are launching the Arts and Cultural District Micro Grant Program. Two categories are available - project support and capital improvement grants. Learn more.

September 16th, 2013

Two community workshops will be held to gain input on the future transformation of the 17th Street Farmers' Market. The first is Tuesday, October 1 from 6-8:30 PM and the second will be Wednesday, October 2 from 9:30 AM to noon, located on the second floor of Main Street Station, 1500 East Main Street. Learn more.

 
City of Richmond
Economic & Community Development

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Richmond, VA 23219
804.646.5633