Key Industries

Key Industries

Richmond: Virginia's Working Capital

Richmond has been Virgina's capital for commerce for over three hundred years and today the city is known for a diverse set of industry clusters. A powerhouse in the financial, medical, biotechnology, knowledge-based services, manufacturing and transportation industry, the city is an attractive location for new businesses who want to be near top companies in these sectors. Learn more below about the companies that chose Richmond.

Advanced Manufacturing

With Fortune 1000 companies like WestRock, NewMarket, and Universal, Richmond is a major manufacturering hub, particulary in the chemicals, plastics, paper, packaging, fabricated metals, beverage and tobacco product industries. Learn more.

Creative & Knowledge-Based Services

Known as a creativity hot spot,  Richmond is home to Adweek's "Agency of the Year", The Martin Agency, in addition to a number of other top quality design, architecture, and professional services companies. In addition, VCU is one of the public arts and design schools in the nation. Learn more.

Finance, Insurance & Real Estate (FIRE)

Home to the Fifth District Federal Reserve Bank and industry leaders like BB&T, SunTrust and Wells Fargo as well as boutique investment firms, Richmond is a hub of FIRE industries both large and small. Learn more.

Green Technology

Recently nationally acclaimed for its green initiatives, Richmond makes sustainability innovation a priority. Join leaders in this field like WestRock, Dominion, and BioRide. Learn more.

Health & Life Sciences

Richmond is home to the most comprehensive medical school in the country, as well as companies such as UNOS and Pfizer, and the Virginia BioTechnology Research Park. Learn more.

Transportation & Logistics

Centrally located and well connected, Richmond is a top choice for transportation and logistics companies including UPS Freight, Estes, and K-Line. Learn more.


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1500 East Main Street, Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23219