Economic & Community Development News

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.

November 14th, 2016

On Wednesday, November 9th, the results of the City of Richmond Mayoral race confirmed that Levar Stoney won five districts and became the Richmond mayor-elect. Stoney will take office on December 31, 2016. Learn more.

November 14th, 2016

On October 24, 2016, Governor Terry McAuliffe and Mayor Dwight C. Jones announced that CoStar Group, the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces, will invest $8.17 million in a new research and software development center in Richmond, creating 732 new jobs. Learn more.

August 15th, 2016

According to CNBC.com's list of America's best places to start a business, Richmond ranked number 11. CNBC states, "Richmond offers entrepreneurs the best of both worlds: an educated workforce, low costs, both government agencies and private-sector companies as potential customers, as well as a thriving outdoor lifestyle, great restaurants and cost-of-living advantages." Read more. 

August 15th, 2016

ICMA-RC, a Washington, DC-based financial services firm has picked the city of Richmond as it's new office location, adding 200-250 new jobs. Learn more.

June 30th, 2016

Carytown named one of the 15 trendiest retail markets in the country. Learn more here.

June 30th, 2016

The Zillow report shows that 15% of people aged 23 to 34 live alone in Richmond. The report credits Richmond's strong labor market, which has grown 3.6 percent year over year, and relatively high incomes in this age group for the reason for a high percentage of millennials are living alone. Read more.

June 2nd, 2016

Richmond Times Dispatch reports that Atlanta-based consulting firm Thought Logichas chosen the city of Richmon's Shockoe Slip to expand their company with the goal of hiring 100 Richmond-area workers within three to five years. Learn more.

 
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