The Richmond metropolitan area’s population is 1.3 million and the civilian labor force is nearly 700,000. The diverse local economy produces experienced and productive workers with the skills required for 21st century research, production, and headquarters operations. Nearly 30 colleges and universities offer degree programs in all fields, plus continuing education classes and custom programs tailored to specific company and industry needs. A magnet for labor, the metro area attracts workers from more than 40 localities statewide.

1.3M Richmond metropolitan area's population

660,000+ civilian labor force

40+ localities have workers in the Richmond Region

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Access To Markets

Information pertaining to Greater Richmond's highway system, air service, rail service, ports and public transportation

Business Advantages

Overview of Greater Richmond's strategic advantages


Population characteristics and growth projections for the Richmond MSA, as well as the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States

Diverse Economy

Facts and figures about target industries and leading employers in the Greater Richmond region


General information about elementary and secondary schools and higher education, as well as key statistics

Major Incentives Program

Overview of local, regional and state incentive programs

Quality of Place

Information about living in Greater Richmond, including data and highlights about cost of living and housing, climate, education, medical care, recreation and more

Regional Overview

Overview of Greater Richmond's location, business community and lifestyle

State + Local Taxes

Tax rates for the Richmond MSA and Virginia


Overview of service providers in Greater Richmond, for electric service, water/sewer, natural gas and telecommunications


Labor data and employment figures