The following list includes companies that combine headquarters and local branch locations in their employment numbers. However, the list excludes government and retail operations.

Rank Company Type Number of Employees
1 Capital One Financial Corp. Financial services, call center 11,262
2 Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Health care 9,313
3 HCA Virginia Health System Health care 7,628
4 Bon Secours Richmond Health care 7,136
5 Dominion Virginia Power Energy 5,433
6 SunTrust Banks Inc. Banking 3,810
7 Altria Group Inc. Cigarettes and wine 3,800
8 Amazon.com Online retail 3,800
9 Wells Fargo Banking 2,902
10 Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Health Insurance 2,655
11 United Parcel Service Package distribution 2,490
12 DuPont Chemicals and fibers 2,376
13 Bank of America Banking 1,921
14 Markel Corporation Insurance 1,886
15 Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Reserve bank 1,882
16 Verizon Communications Telecommunications 1,700
17 University of Richmond Private university 1,578
18 General Dynamics Corp. Call center 1,450
19 CarMax Inc. Auto sales 1,306
20 Southside Regional Medical Health Care 1,280
21 AdvanSix Polymers 1,177
22 Genworth Financial Inc. Insurance 1,134
23 Estes Express Lines Trucking, air freight 1,102
24 Kings Dominion Amusement park 1,000
25 GE Power Parts for power generating machinery 928
26 Supervalu Inc Wholesale food 890
27 Tyson Food Inc. Poultry products 850
28 BB&T Banking 839
29 T-Mobile USA Inc. Telecommunications 816
30 Patient First Healthcare urgent care centers 805
31 Hill Phoenix Refrigerated display cases 791
32 CoStar Group Real estate information and analytics 732
33 Northrop Grumman Information technology 725
34 Allianz Global Assistance Travel insurance 696
35 Teleperformance Financial services customer support 696
36 Performance Food Group Food products distribution 694
37 Comcast Cable television 675
38 WestRock Corp. Packaging materials 668
39 Union Bank and Trust Banking 665
40 YMCA of Greater Richmond Fitness and recreational services 631
41 McGuireWoods LLP Legal Services 620
42 Owens & Minor Inc. Wholesale medical supplies 609
43 Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia Non-profit training center; retailer 607
44 Westminster Canterbury Retirement community 594
45 Mondelez International Snack manufacturing 580
46 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Warehouse and distribution center 575
47 Southern States Agribusiness cooperative 574
48 Virginia Credit Union Financial cooperative 572
49 McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc. Wholesale medical-surgical supplies 569
50 Elephant Insurance Insurance services 560
Note: Some companies combine headquarters and local branch locations in their employment numbers. Excludes government and retail operations.  Source: Direct company contact; Richmond Times-Dispatch; Richmond BizSense; Virginia Employment Commission – updated March 2018