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Greater Richmond has a long list of successful manufacturing companies in the business community including DuPont’s largest manufacturing facility in the world and the LEGO Group’s $1 billion, carbon-neutral facility. Manufacturing and R&D facilities thrive here with an abundance of workforce talent from the corporate suite to the assembly line.

Advanced manufacturing technologies, including computer-aided engineering, computer-integrated manufacturing, robotics and automated materials handling, are applied across the manufacturing sector to improve efficiency and productivity. Subcategories of this cluster include:

  • Machinery
  • Fabricated Metal Products
  • Fine Chemicals

Richmond’s Advantages

Reach 45 percent of the U.S. population within a one-day delivery drive

Manufacturing-specific educational programs include VCU’s School of Engineering, VCU’s da Vinci Center for Innovation and community colleges offering certifications in partnership with the Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI).

Virginia is a right-to-work state with low levels of unionization and union election activity.

Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Compensation costs are among the lowest in the nation.

Ready-to-go sites with zoning, water and sewer, transportation access and competitive incentives are available throughout the region.

Greater Richmond is strategically located at the mid-point of the East Coast with Interstates I-64, I-95, I-85 and I-295 converging in the metro area.

Representative Companies

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We were impressed with all that Virginia has to offer, from access to a skilled workforce, support for high-quality manufacturers, and great transport links. Niels B. ChristiansenCEO of the LEGO Group

Niels B Christiansen

I remain a huge advocate of GRP and of landing businesses in Virginia. Even now after almost 12 years, I cannot imagine a better place to have launched our business and to relocate my family and our U.K. colleagues to. Ian HemstockGroup Operations Director, BGB

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building costs below the national average

Local Resources + Support

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Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Founded under a public-private partnership, the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is an applied research center and not-for-profit collaborative that delivers solutions for complex advanced manufacturing challenges.

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Available as a pdf, this helpful two-page flyer provides a brief summary and assets of the Advanced Manufacturing industry in Greater Richmond, Va.


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