IEDC Standard Data Set

International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Data Set

IEDC has developed a comprehensive set of data standards that give the site selectors the exact information they need as they narrow down top locations for their clients. This section fills in the data for the city of Richmond in the following key data elements:

Demographics & Trends

Between 2000 and 2010, the city of Richmond population increased by over 3%, the first time in over 40 years. In addition, between 2010 and July 1, 2014, the city saw an additional increase of more than 3%, making it a faster growing area than it's surrounding counties with a total population increase from 2010 of 6.7 percent. To learn more about population, household income, workforce attainment and more, click here.


Richmond is home to some of the nation's best high schools, colleges and universities. To learn more about the top public, private and elite elementary, middle and high schools, as well as higher learning institutions, click here.


Richmond is leading the way in Virginia for green initiatives through economic development, energy, environment,  open space and land use and transportation policies that promote comprehensive sustainability. Learn more. 


Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, noted as one of the top state in the country to do business. To learn more about the government structure at the local and state level, click here.

Leading Employers

With major employers in the health care, local, state and federal government, as well as higher education, Richmond''s economic base is diverse and it's workforce strong. To view a listing of all top employers, click here.

Quality of Life

Richmond wins national news accolades each year for the high quality of life of its citizens. To learn more about the wide range of cultural opportunities, click here. To view a comprehensive list of recent accolades, click here.

Top Companies

The greater Richmond region is home to a significant number of Fortune 1000 companies, many of them located within the city. To view a full listing of the top companies, click here.


Richmond sits at the crossroads in interstates 95 and 64, has two major rail lines running through its center, and has the Port of Richmond and an international airport within ten minutes of the central business district. Learn more.


With one of the country's top energy companies headquartered in downtown, as well as locally owned and operated natural gas, water and sewer, Richmond offers the full set of resources needed to operate a business. Learn more.


The Richmond region is able to draw from and attract highly skilled and educated workforces of over 677,000 from the MSA and easily draws from other large population regions as well. Learn more.


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City of Richmond
Economic & Community Development

Main Street Station
1500 East Main Street, Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23219