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International Statistics

The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. maintains a list of internationally owned companies. There are more than 150 firms representing nearly 30 countries located in the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan have the most parent companies. Because some firms have more than one subsidiary and/or more than one physical location, there are more than 170 facilities in the area with nearly 18,000 employees. The products and services provided by these firms range from industrial machinery to specialty foods and from transportation to consulting services.

Country International Parent Companies % of Total Local Facilities % of Total Local Employees % of Total
Australia 6 3.8% 6 3.4% 528 2.9%
Austria 3 1.9% 3 1.7% 134 0.7%
Belgium 2 1.3% 2 1.1% 504 2.8%
Bermuda 1 0.6% 1 0.6% 100 0.5%
Bolivia 1 0.6% 1 0.6% 29 0.2%
Brazil 4 2.5% 4 2.3% 489 2.7%
Canada 7 4.5% 7 4.0% 404 2.2%
China 7 4.5% 7 4.0% 431 2.4%
Czech Republic 1 0.6% 1 0.6% 8 0.0%
Denmark 1 0.6% 1 0.6% 80 0.4%
Finland 1 0.6% 1 0.6% 58 0.3%
France 9 5.7% 10 5.7% 1894 10.3%
Germany 31 19.7% 35 20.1% 2598 14.2%
Greece 1 0.6% 1 0.6% 80 0.4%
India 2 1.3% 2 1.1% 220 1.2%
Israel 4 2.5% 4 2.3% 273 1.5%
Italy 4 2.5% 4 2.3% 486 2.7%
Japan 15 9.6% 15 8.6% 1527 8.3%
Luxembourg 2 1.3% 5 2.9% 506 2.8%
Mexico 2 1.3% 4 2.3% 116 0.6%
Netherlands 11 7.0% 13 7.5% 3711 20.3%
New Zealand 1 0.6% 1 0.6% 800 4.4%
Spain 1 0.6% 1 0.6% 275 1.5%
Sweden 4 2.5% 4 2.3% 805 4.4%
Switzerland 6 3.8% 7 4.0% 298 1.6%
Taiwan 1 0.6% 1 0.6% 42 0.2%
United Kingdom 29 18.5% 33 19.0% 1911 10.4%
Totals 157 100.0% 174 100.0% 18,307 100.0%
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