Richmond Advantages

Richmond Advantages

Richmond: Virginia's Working Capital

From creative and educational powerhouses like The Martin Agency and the Virginia Commonwealth University to cutting-edge energy and technology companies like Dominion Energy and CoStar, Richmond is teeming with talent, innovation, and business success stories. Just ask Forbes, BusinessWeek, or the Wall Street Journal — we’re a small city with big advantages. Take, for example, our

Strong Industry Backbone

The city is diverse, with many finance, life sciences, knowledge-based and advanced manufacturing firms calling Richmond home. The Federal Reserve Bank and a District Federal Court are also located in the CBD. Learn more.

Top-Ranking Higher Education Programs

Home to four top colleges and universities, Richmond is Virginia's center for higher education. From Nurse Anesthesia to Design to International Business, the city’s colleges and universities offer some of the top educational programs in the nation. Learn more.

Top in National Rankings & Accolades

Recently, Richmond has been named the best small city of the future, the 4th best city for commuters, and the #1 digital city by leading publications like the Wall Street Journal and,  in addition to many others. View all rankings.

Smart, Creative Workforce

With over 653,700 workers at your fingertips, many with advanced degrees, finding the employees you need will not be difficult. In addition, the City's Workforce Pipeline Program assists business with a comprehensive workforce development program. Learn more.

Fortune 500 and 1000 Neighbors

With one of the highest concentrations for Fortune 500 and 1000 companies of any city in the country and MSA, you’re in good company in Richmond. Learn more.

Business Success Stories

From landing CoStar's headquarters for its operations and global research center along with 730 new jobs to CarMax’s new digital and technological innovation center in Shockoe Bottom, the city is attracting some of the fastest growing companies in the country to our business districts. Learn why.


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City of Richmond
Economic & Community Development

Main Street Station
1500 East Main Street, Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23219