Economic & Community Development News

August 31st, 2010

The City/RRHA planning team is completing its review of the information gathered from the small group discussions held on August 12, 2010 regarding Section 3. Thank you for all your input. Please visit our websites beginning the week of September 20th to view summaries and to learn information regarding upcoming meetings. Thank you! For information, please click here.

August 18th, 2010

A new flyer highlighting homes for sale through the Neighborhoods in Bloom housing partners, including Better Housing Coalition, Lifetime Homes, Southside Community Development & Housing Corporation, is now available on the city's Economic & Community Development Department website. To view the homes currently for sale, click here.

August 18th, 2010

Please click here to view pictures from three recent events organized by the Department of Economic & Community Development with their partners: The East End Planning Charrette, the Luscious Lashes Grand Opening, and the Pfizer Celebration.

August 18th, 2010

The city of Richmond's Department of Economic & Community Development will have representatives at the Small Business Resource Summit at John Tyler Community College, Chester Campus on August 26th, 2010 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Hosted by The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Small Business Administration, this free event will be a "one-stop shopping" opportunity that brings together small business and farm service providers. For additional information, please click here.

August 14th, 2010

The city of Richmond's Office of Minority Business Development (OMBD) and the Department of Economic & Community Development (ECD) invite local businesses to submit pre-applications for financing under the newly created Contractor Assistance Loan Program. This loan program represents one of several measures being implemented by the Mayor Dwight C. Jones administration to address challenges faced by under-utilized businesses and entrepreneurs. For additional information, please click here.

August 12th, 2010

The City and RRHA are holding a public informational forum on Section 3 opportunities in the city this Thursday, August 12th from 10:00 AM to Noon and 6 PM to 8 PM. The meetings will be held at the Richmond Police Training Facility Auditorium on 1202 West Graham Road. For additional information, please click here.

August 12th, 2010

The city of Richmond's 17th Street Farmers' Market and the Shockoe Bottom Neighborhood Association present the third annual Shockoe Chef Showdown this Saturday, August 14th, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For details on the day's events, please click here.

July 2nd, 2010

On Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Mayor Dwight C. Jones announced that the city of Richmond and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare agreed to maintain the business unit's Sherwood Avenue R&D operations in the city of Richmond. The agreement will retain more than 300 jobs locally and continue the long-standing civic-corporate partnership. For additional information, click here.

July 1st, 2010

The city of Richmond welcomed the grand opening of Luscious Lashes, 4708 North Southside Plaza, on Thursday, June 24th. Owner Tamala White opened the business utilizing financial tools from the CARE Program offered by the city's Department of Economic & Community Development. To learn more, click here.

June 11th, 2010

The firms of Barrett Sports Group, LLC., Populous and Weston Sports have been contracted to jointly conduct a Market Validation and Financial Feasibility study on the future of the Richmond Coliseum. The corporate and public partners of Altria Group, Inc., Dominion Resources, Inc., Genworth Financial, Inc., MeadWestvaco, City of Richmond, Chesterfield County, Hanover County and Henrico County unanimously selected this team to conduct the extensive study. The kick-off meeting for the study was held yesterday, June 10th. Click the following links for more details.

Richmond Times Dispatch
NBC 12 News

City of Richmond
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