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.