The Richmond Region’s Information Technology cluster is broad and diverse, encompassing the recording and motion picture industries, telecommunications, traditional and Internet publishing, as well as data processing and information services firms. Growth opportunities include cyber security and data centers, as well as customer care and service centers needed to support the virtual world.

Companies with local facilities in this cluster include Facebook (data center), GE (cybersecurity), ASGN (tech consulting), Peak 10 (data center) and Allianz Global Assistance (travel insurance support center).

The Richmond Region offers one of the best location values for data centers in the Mid-Atlantic. The region offers pre-certified, secure sites, reliable fiber and redundant power paired with competitive taxes, moderate costs and a business-friendly operating environment. This is why companies such as Peak10 and QTS are thriving in the region and consistently choose to reinvest in the region.

Other companies with data centers in the area include Capital One Financial Corp., Bank of America, CTSI, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Level 3, Windstream, and more.

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.