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International Statistics

The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. maintains a list of internationally owned companies. There are more than 160 firms representing 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 3.0%
Austria 3 1.9% 3 1.7% 134 0.8%
Belgium 2 1.3% 2 1.1% 504 2.8%
Bermuda 1 0.6% 1 0.6% 100 0.6%
Bolivia 1 0.6% 1 0.6% 29 0.2%
Brazil 6 3.8% 6 3.4% 545 3.1%
Canada 9 5.7% 9 5.2% 414 2.3%
China 7 4.4% 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 8 5.1% 9 5.2% 1794 10.1%
Germany 29 18.4% 33 19.0% 2550 14.3%
Greece 1 0.6% 1 0.6% 80 0.4%
India 2 1.3% 2 1.1% 220 1.2%
Ireland 3 1.9% 3 1.7% 82 0.5%
Israel 4 2.5% 4 2.3% 273 1.5%
Italy 3 1.9% 3 1.7% 186 1.0%
Japan 13 8.2% 13 7.5% 1441 8.1%
Luxembourg 2 1.3% 5 2.9% 506 2.8%
Mexico 2 1.3% 4 2.3% 116 0.7%
Netherlands 11 7.0% 13 7.5% 3711 20.8%
New Zealand 1 0.6% 1 0.6% 800 4.5%
Poland 1 0.6% 1 0.6% 1 0.0%
Singapore 1 0.6% 1 0.6% 1 0.0%
Spain 1 0.6% 1 0.6% 275 1.5%
Sweden 4 2.5% 4 2.3% 815 4.6%
Switzerland 6 3.8% 7 4.0% 298 1.7%
Taiwan 1 0.6% 1 0.6% 42 0.2%
United Kingdom 27 17.1% 30 17.2% 1819 10.2%
Totals 158 100.0% 174 100.0% 17,841 100.0%
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