The Richmond Region’s strategic location in the Mid-Atlantic, low costs for operations, robust infrastructure, and unprecedented new opportunities are the reason many U.S. and international companies call our community home. A commitment to sustainable growth and fostering innovation demonstrates that both Greater Richmond and Virginia have a capability and appetite for partnerships that drive business success, both now and in the future.

Ranked one of the “Best American Cities for Creatives” (Thrillist) and one of the “Most Inspiring Art Scenes in America” (Departures), Richmond welcomes visitors with some of the “Best Street Art in the World” (Buzzfeed) and hosts an annual festival for creating a gallery of murals by world-renowned talent. With private-sector, university and community support, it’s easy to see why Richmond has become a magnet for creativity.

The innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem provides support from ideation to established companies, with a cohesive community of mentors, investors, thought leaders, and founders at the center of it all.

The region is full of entrepreneurs, with >1 startup for every 1,000 residents, and is ranked by Forbes as a top 10 up-and-coming city for entrepreneurs. We are also proud to be named one of eight ‘Cities Whose Entrepreneurship Communities are booming,’ and one of the top 20 places to start a business.

100+ Street art murals decorate the city's landscape

4th Best State for Business (Forbes & CNBC)

#1 State in Atlantic region for workforce development

rva street performers
Ed Trask artwork

Virginia is consistently ranked as a top location to do business, and boasts a stable, consistent pro-business climate.

Greater Richmond is ready and able to partner with your company as you move technology and business into the future. The Richmond Region can help you grow here and work with you on building a shared vision where we test and learn together in a living laboratory of innovation.

Our region has become a magnet for millennial talent and startups. Richmond is home to numerous innovative spaces to support professionals and students alike to collaborate and bring ideas to life.

In addition to our low cost of doing business, Greater Richmond has business-friendly policies that reinforce the state’s commitment to economic success and growth. Virginia continues to rise to the top nationally as a place to do business because of our tax and regulatory policies. We also make it easier for companies to access the depth of talent available in surrounding areas by not imposing local hiring quotas.

Greater Richmond: A Canvas for Your Future