• Total employment is more than 660,000 in the Richmond metro area, including more than 18,000 working in computer occupations.
  • Dominion Energy offers consistent, highly reliable electric service at low costs. Rates for industrial customers are more than 30 percent below the national average.
  • Average annual wages for computer and mathematical occupations are on par with the national average and about 20% lower than in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
  • Regionally, colleges produce more than 1,400 computer and IT graduates each year.
  • The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in biomedical, chemical and life science; electrical, computer, mechanical, and nuclear engineering; and in computer science.
  • The Community College Workforce Alliance offers customer service training through the Customer Service Academy. 
  • Greater Richmond offers the cultural and recreational opportunities of a large city with minimal traffic congestion and an average 25-minute commute.

The area’s excellent quality of life makes it easy to relocate, attract, and retain top quality professional and technical employees.