#9 for Corporate Headquarters – Business Facilities

#7 Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future for Economic Potential, Human Capital and Lifestyle – FDI Intelligence

A Top Mid-size City in the U.S. for Foreign Direct Investment – FDI Intelligence

#1 Top State for Business – CNBC

#1 Best Business Climate – Business Facilities

#1 Cybersecurity in the Tech Talent Pipeline – Business Facilities

#2 Regional Workforce Development in the South Atlantic Region – Site Selection

Richmond named one of the “10 Cities to Watch in 2020” – Worth Magazine

#3 Best City (Outside Silicon Valley) For Your Next Startup – BroadBandNow

Top 5 Great City for Working Remotely – Liveability

Top 10 Next Tech Town – Realtor.com

Best Place To Live in America – Business Insider

#4 Best State for Business – Forbes Magazine

#4 Economic Growth Potential – Business Facilities

8th Best City for Remote Work – Business Insider


Millennial Attraction

Top 25 “Best Getaways in the US for Millennials” – MSN

Top 30 “Most Affordable Downtowns to Live in Across America” – MSN

#2 City Millennials are Moving To – Time

10 College Grads on why They Made Their College Town Their Home – Livability

Top 5 Hippest cities in the U.S. everyone under 30 wants to move to – Business Insider

Best Cities for Aspiring Millennial Homeowners – Go Banking Rates

#16 Most Millennial City – Politico


Outdoor & Leisure

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden named one of the “7 Southern Gardens You can Virtually Tour to Celebrate the Start of Spring” – Southern Living

The Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K named one of the “15 Best Fun Runs in the USA” – Lonely Planet

Richmond named one of the “Best Places to go on a Mountain Biking Holiday” – Radnut

Richmond Region is the nation’s 1st Playful Region – KaBOOM!

Top 10 Best Cities in the U.S. for Runners to Visit – MapMyRun

#13 Best U.S. Cities for Adventurous Travelers – Travel + Leisure

Top 30 Most Fun Cities in America – Business Insider


Music, Arts, Culture

Ranked 3rd on 10Best’s “Best Cities for Street Art” – USA Today

TheVCU Institute for Contemporary Art named one of the “Best New Museums of 2020” – USA Today 10Best

Rumors of War on list of “The Best Public Art of 2019” – Artsy.net

Richmond named one of the “11 American Cities with Surprising Street Art Scenes” – Matador

Top 10 Best Cities for Art Lovers in the U.S. – ApartmentGuide.com

Most Inspiring Art Cities in America – Departures

Top Music Meccas of the South – Convention South

Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker – MovieMaker.com

Top City for Creatives – Thrillist


Food & Beverage

One of “The South’s Best Food Cities 2020” – Southern Living

The Broad Appetit event is one of “The 28 Best Food and Drink Festivals in the US” – MSN

The Fire, Flour and Fork event is one of  the “10 of the Best Food and Wine Festivals the Southeast Has to Offer” – USA Today 10Best

Among the “6 East Coast Cities with Dynamic Craft Beer Scenes” – TripAdvisor

#1 Beer Destination in the World – Vinepair

#6 Best Beer Scene – USA Today

One of the “10 Beer Scenes You Should Experience in 2020” – USA Today 10Best

#9 Southern Cities All Food Lovers Should Visit Now – Southern Living

Top Destinations for Food Travel – National Geographic