Gibson joins GRP as Business Development Manager

RICHMOND, Va. — The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. (GRP), the regional economic development organization, has hired Statia Gibson as a Business Development Manager.

“We’re excited to add Statia to our business attraction team,” said Jennifer Wakefield, GRP’s Interim President and CEO. “Working with commercial real estate brokers and consultants is a key driver for local capital investment and Statia’s extensive expertise in commercial real estate dovetails into those efforts.”

Gibson was previously employed by the Richmond office of Harrison & Bates/Colliers since 2012, most recently serving as Director of Research and Communications. During her time there, she conducted in-depth market research for both the Richmond and Norfolk markets as well as analyzed market trends.

Gibson holds a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a co-chair of the VCU Association of Real Estate Alumni (AREA) and serves on the Board of Directors for the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) association.

About the GRP

The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. (GRP) is the lead regional economic development organization for the City of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico in Virginia. GRP recruits companies from all over the globe which provide employment opportunities and taxable capital investment for the community. For more information, visit