Henrico County is a vibrant, thriving community surrounding the City of Richmond. Henrico is home to a talented and diverse population of over 335,000 people, four Fortune 1000 company headquarters, and a combination of quality of life and affordability that is hard to beat.
Henrico is a proactive and stable business environment – making thoughtful, strategic investments in the community for the mutual success of our corporate and private citizens. Henrico offers some of the state’s lowest operating costs and a diversity of business locations – including growing mixed-use urban areas, idyllic corporate office space, and development-ready industrial locations.
Henrico County has a robust network of utility and transportation infrastructure – highlighted by Richmond International Airport, expanding public transportation options (Pulse BRT), and numerous interstate connections along I-95, I-64 and I-295. The dense network of telecommunications fiber, substantial water and sewer capacity, and affordable electricity allows Henrico to meet the needs of today’s most advanced manufacturing and data center facilities.
Competitive Operating Costs
The business community in Henrico, 25,000 companies and growing, benefits from some of the state’s lowest taxes and operating costs. Henrico’s real estate tax ($0.87 per $100) has been lowered six times since 1978 and the County has recently made major significant cuts in taxes on manufacturers (to $.30 per $100), data centers (to $0.40 per $100), and taxes on gross receipts. As a suburban community, real estate is available at affordable rates without sacrificing proximity to employment and residential centers.
From academic recognition to innovative programs, Henrico County’s education system is among the nation’s best. Henrico’s public school system was one of only five large U.S. school systems recognized with a first-place honor in the 2017 Magna awards and boasts the highest number of teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Central Virginia. With two new high schools on the way and expanding Career and Technical training options, Henrico’s schools are leading the way in preparing young people for the future.
Attractions and Retail
Henrico is home to first-rate entertainment, travel accommodations, shopping, and recreation venues. In addition to well-maintained parks and sports facilities, the County is home to premier attractions like the Richmond Raceway, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, outdoor/high-end shopping malls, and for outdoor enthusiasts — the Virginia Capital Trail along the James River where you can cycle from the current capital to its former in historic Williamsburg.
|Markel (headquarters)||Insurance and Investment|
|Altria (headquarters)||Tobacco and Related Products|
|Genworth (headquarters)||Finance and Insurance|
|Brinks (headquarters)||Security and Protection|
|GE Digital||Cybersecurity and Information Technology|
|Lumber Liquidators||Corporate Headquarters and Distribution|
|Fareva||Fine Chemical Manufacturing|
|Enterprise Data Center|
|Bank of America||Middle Office and Data center|
|Anthem||Health Care and Insurance|