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Companies now choose to locate headquarters where traffic is light, school systems are strong, the climate is comfortable and legislation is supportive of business. Greater Richmond 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.

Richmond’s Advantages

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University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies is the nation’s first undergraduate school of leadership studies.

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1.7 million higher education students learn within 150 miles of Greater Richmond.

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25.6-minute average daily commute

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VCU’s da Vinci Center for Innovation collaborates between VCU’s Schools of Art, Business and Engineering to provide an interdisciplinary learning experience.

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Affordable cost of living is ~4 points lower than the national average.

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The region is home to 8 Fortune 500 plus 4 Fortune 1000 headquartered companies — one of the largest concentrations of a mid-sized city.

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Representative Companies

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Cherry Bekaert
Columbia Gas of Virginia
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Dominion Energy
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Johnson Marketing
Kaufman & Canoles
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Since 2016, CoStar Group has built our presence in Richmond and today we have over 1500 employees thriving in the community. Our employees love living and working in Richmond. In 2022, we broke ground on our new Richmond campus, which will add thousands of jobs to the community. CoStar Group’s largest concentration of employees is in Richmond and we look forward to continuing our growth in this great city. Andy FloranceCoStar Founder & CEO

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Fortune 500 HQs + 3 Fortune 1000 HQs


Best State for Business (CNBC, 2019-2021)


concentration of Business + Finance jobs east of the Mississippi

Local Resources + Support

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Michael Wassmer Innovation Center @1717 East Cary

The Michael Wassmer Innovation Center is a collaborative workspace for multi-disciplinary experts, community organizations and entrepreneurs to share ideas, learn from each other and discover new ways to achieve their individual and collective missions.

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