The Richmond metropolitan area’s population is 1.3 million and the civilian labor force is more than 680,000. 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.
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1.3M Richmond metropolitan area's population
620,000+ civilian labor force
40+ localities have workers in the Richmond Region
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