There are a variety of resources available to assist you in starting a business in Greater Richmond, Virginia.
- Visit the Virginia Department of Business Assistance’s Business One Stop
- Guide to Local Taxes on Businesses
- Guide to Business Incentives
Additional state and regional organizations add value as you establish your business in Greater Richmond:
Virginia International Business Council
VAIBC is a premier membership organization serving the region's international trade professionals. The Council serves as a forum for the promotion of global commerce and is known for its outstanding programs and engaging speakers.
National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ)
NAFTZ connects global businesses with local communities through the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) Program. This organization, which comprises public entities, public and private companies and individuals, works to promote business growth, economic development and U.S. employment.
Italian American Business and Professional Societa Inc.
This group promotes networking among Italian-American business owners and interested others, while also elevating the image of Italians through education, information, and cultural celebrations.
Virginia Israel Advisory Board
The Virginia Israel Advisory Board's mission is to serve as the bridge for Israeli companies who want to establish and/or expand their business in the USA and locate in Virginia.
World Affairs Council of Greater Richmond
The Council educates and informs citizens of Central Virginia about the importance of international affairs. It sponsors at least one major speaker forum each month, schedules special-interest events, and provides several seminar series each year.
Greater Richmond Relocation Council
This group is formed by relocation professionals in the Richmond metropolitan area to share and gain knowledge on issues, challenges, and solutions in the evolving field of relocation.
Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Virginia Hispanic Chamber promotes business opportunities for members by providing proactive business and resource links to the Virginia Hispanic community.
The City of Richmond Hispanic Liaison Office
The office increases access for the Richmond Hispanic community to city and community services, while promoting community information, education, and citizen participation.
Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce
With more than 300 individual and organizational supporters and members, VACC helps Asian businesses compete in the global marketplace with strategic research, guidance, and connections.
Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP)
Virginia Economic Development Partnership is a state economic development agency that was created to foster increased expansion of the State's economy by serving those seeking a prime business location or increased trade opportunities within the state. VEDP has several international offices in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Virginia Israel Alliance
The Virginia Biotechnology Research Park in partnership with several technology incubators, technology parks, and research institutions in Israel created the Virginia-Israel Biosciences Commercialization Center (VIBCC) to assist life science companies with preparing for U.S. market entry. A formal relationship has been forged with Xenia Venture Capital for life science companies exiting their incubator. It has also been qualified by the BIRD Foundation (Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation).