Economic & Community Development News

November 3rd, 2017

CoStar Group, the leading commercial real estate research company in the country, announces a $2.5 million gift for VCU to endow a chair in real estate analytics. Learn more.

November 3rd, 2017

Richmond, Virginia was ranked by fDi Intelligence's American Cities of the Future 2017/2018 as the third top mid-sized American city for economic potential, seventh for business friendliness, and third overall. Learn more.

November 3rd, 2017

The University of Richmond was ranked number 61 in the Wall Street Journal's list of top 1,000 colleges. Read more.

September 15th, 2017

Thomson Reuters, an international media and information company, announced on September 6, 2017, that it would open a cyber fusion center in downtown Richmond. Richard Puckett, the company's vice president of security, operations and stategy said, "Virginia represents a large and diverse workforce opportunity...we're excited to get started with our operations here." Learn more.

September 15th, 2017

Conde Nast Traveler magazine put together a list of the six best places to travel to in November and Richmond is number five on the list. Richmond was chosen chiefly for Fire, Flour & Fork, the four-day gathering for the food curious, which takes place Nov. 2-5. The magazine says, "Since it first started three years ago, four0day foodie fest has delivered boldfaced names from the kitchen world to cool-kid city Richmond." Read more.

August 17th, 2017

California-based development firm Panattoni Development Co., is planning to construct one of the largest warehouses in South Richmond. The 1 million-square-foot speculative warehouse will be located on 62 acres at 4701 Commerce Road, at the Bells Road exit off Interstate 95. Learn more.

August 17th, 2017

Entrepreneur.com has listed Richmond as third on its list of booming cities. Learn more.

August 17th, 2017

The Princeton Review recently ranked the University of Richmond as the best-run college and #6 for both best classroom experience and most beautiful campus. Learn more.

August 17th, 2017

Zagat, the national restaurant guide, writes in it's latest piece, "10 must-try restaurants and bars in Richmond," that "Distinct from other regional Mid-Atlantic cities like Washington, DC and Baltimore, Richmond, Virginia, is carving out a culinary niche all its own." Learn more.

May 30th, 2017

Online magazine Rolling Out ranks the city of Richmond 9th in its top 20 list of best places for black entrepreneurs. Richmond joined cities like Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Miami, and Baltimore in the top 10. Learn more.

 
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