Economic & Community Development News

March 3rd, 2017

TemperPack, a manufacturer of sustainable packaging technology for perishable goods, will invest $2 million to expand its headquarters and manufacturing operation in the city of Richmond, creating 23 new jobs. "Our mission is to help companies deliver more to consumers while wasting less. There's no better place than Richmond to achieve this - great employee talent, a rich tradition of high quality manufacturing, incredibly supportive government and close proximity to major highways that make distribution easy," said TemperPack co-founder Brian Powers. Learn more.

February 16th, 2017

Mayor Levar M. Stoney announced today that Owens & Minor, a regionally-based Fortune 500 global healthcare services company, will establish a new Client Engagement Center (CED) in downtown Richmond's Riverfront Plaza. The City of Richmond successfully competed against 60 other cities around the nation to win the project. Learn more.

February 7th, 2017

Richmond Times Dispatch reports that a new 309-foot, $2 million barge, paid its first visit to the Richmond Marine Terminal on Monday, February 6th, unloading 136 containers after making the trip upriver from Norfolk. The new barge can accomodate certain  types of cargo, such as refrigerated containers. Read more.

January 5th, 2017

Channel 6's Mark Holmerg tours a Shockoe Valley manufacturing building used as many as 20 "maker" businesses and other groups. Learn more.

January 3rd, 2017

Levar M. Stoney was sworn in as Richmond's 80th mayor on Saturday, December 31st in a ceremony at City Hall. Mayor Stoney, Richmond's youngest ever mayor at age 35, stated, "There is not secret formula to this, no secret recipe, but to work hard every single day and pour my time, my energy, my life into everything I do." Read more.

December 16th, 2016

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) lists Richmond, Virginia as having the 5th fastest population growth of the largest 25 U.S. traditional cities. The city of Richmond is noted for having a poulation growth of 7.9%, with New Orleans, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Boston rounding out the top 5, and San Francisco following in 6th place. The national average is 3.8%. Click here to read the full article.

December 16th, 2016

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) lists Richmond, Virginia as having the 5th fastest population growth of the largest 25 U.S. traditional cities. The city of Richmond is noted for having a poulation growth of 7.9%, with New Orleans, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Boston rounding out the top 5, and San Francisco following in 6th place. The national average is 3.8%. Click here to read the full article.

December 8th, 2016

Style Weekly reports that developers are closing in on a vision to develop a portion of Grace Street into a mixed-use  skyscraper that would include 372,000 SF of residential or commercial space, 28,000 SF of ground-level retail space, and 800 parking spaces. Learn more.

December 8th, 2016

1140 WRVA reports that Richmond International Airport will have direct flights to Pittsburg begining March 2017. OneJet announced it was adding the once-a-weekday round-trip flights. Learn more.

November 15th, 2016

Today the Rchmond Times Dispatch reports that the Port of Virginia recorded its busiest month in October, with total volume up about 2 percent over the same month last year. At the Richmond Marine Terminal, volume was up 52 percent compared with the same month last year. Year-to-date, RMT volumne is up 32 percent. Learn more.

 
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