Technological advances in communication and information technology provide businesses with nearly limitless choices when siting their corporate headquarters. Companies now choose to locate headquarters where traffic is light, school systems are strong, the climate is comfortable and legislation is supportive of business. The Richmond Region boasts a unique blend of business-friendly regulations, an affordable, high-quality lifestyle for workers and first-class executive amenities, making it an ideal headquarters location.

Eight Fortune 500 firms have headquarters in the Richmond Region — more than any other metro area of its size.

Greater Richmond's Corporate Headquarters Community

Representative Companies

Richmond Firsts

C&P Telephone (now Verizon), headquartered in Richmond, pioneered the nation’s first commercial (non-trial) Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) in 1988.

In 1948 Richmond’s WTVR, Channel 6, CBS affiliate became the first TV station in the South.

The first CarMax used-car superstore opened in Richmond in 1993 with “no haggle” pricing and a limited warranty policy derived from research on what consumers want when buying a car.