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Richmond Success Stories

With our robust transportation networks, strong industry presences, and creative culture, Richmond is a melting pot of business success. Scroll down to view some Richmond business success stories or click on the links to your right.


Fortune 500 Owens & Minor Locates New Client Engagement Center in the City of Richmond

February 2017: Virginia-based Owens & Minor, a global healthcare services company, will make a multi-year, multi-million dollar investment in downtown. The City competed against 60 other localities across the nation to win the project. The Company will occupy about 90,000 SF in Riverfront Plaza, housing 500 teammates, including 300 new positions. Learn more.


CoStar Group, Inc. Creates New Research HQ, 732 New Jobs

October 2016: Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CoStar is the leading provider of commerical real estate information. After a year-long site selection search, the company chose Richmond for it's new research and software development center. The company plans cto reate 732 new jobs, and invest almost $8 million in a state-of-the-art facility along the James River. Learn more.


Washington, DC-Based ICMA-RC adds 200 Jobs to Downtown

August 2, 2016: Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ICMA-RC is a financial services firm that chose Richmond as its location to expand, relocating approximately 100 jobs and creating 100 new jobs in downtown Richmond. President and CEO Bob Schultze said," The synergy between our Washington, D.C. headquarters and Richmond made the most sense for our operational needs."  Learn more.

Fortune 500 Company CarMax Establishes New Digital & Technology Innovation Center in Downtown

February 2015: CarMax, headquartered in Goochland County, Virginia, has chosen to locate it's new digital and technology innovation center in the city of Richmond's downtown. The space will house between 80 and 120 employees. Learn more.


Tech Firm AvePoint, Inc. Plugs Into Downtown Richmond

January 2015: Avepoint, a New Jersey-based technology company that specializes in Microsoft Cloud services and software, chose to locate in downtown Richmond, bringing 100 new jobs and $1.5 million investment. Learn more.



December 2014: This local HVAC company chose to relocate to the city's Scott's Addition neighborhood. Founded in the 1970's, Woodfin brought 151 new jobs and a $1.5 million investment into the city. Learn more.


Top Advertising Firm Martin Agency Expands in Shockoe Slip

December 2014: The Martin Agency, one of the top advertising agencies in the country, chose to expand its operations in the city, retaining 500 jobs, creating 175 new jobs, and investing $15 mllion in an expanded facility.

Stone Brewing Company Chooses Richmond Over 300 Localities East of Mississippi.

October 2014: Based in San Diego, the 9th largest craft brewery in the country conducted an extensive search for their new east coast manufacturing and farm-to-table restaurant and 1-acre beer garden. The company selected Richmond, and has completed its 200,000+ manufacturing and distribution facility on time and below budget. Learn more.

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

UNOS, the non-profit which operates the nation's transplant system, expanded its operations beyond its headquarters in the Virginia BioTechnology Park by purchasing a 51,000 SF office building in Jackson Ward and moving up to 50 employees to that new location. Learn more.


Tyler Automotive

Located along the Brookland Park Boulevard corridor, Tyler Automotive owner Robert Tyler was able to utilize CARE rebates to expand his business and serve the increased demand of his customer base. Learn more.


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