Over the past two decades, Downtown Richmond has absorbed nearly half of the city's population growth, become the uncontested economic center of the city and has a remarkable concentration of the city's real estate and cultural assets. All of this, combined with a strong housing market, quality open spaces, and diversity scores shows positive indicators for the unstoppable growth and bright future for RVA's downtown.
Find a sense of community, collaboration, learning, and sustainability at co-working spaces like Common House, 1717 Innovation Center and Gather or opt for a floor inside one of downtown's office towers like James Center, Riverfront Plaza or SunTrust Center.
Richmond's higher learning institutions and universities like Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Richmond, Virginia Union University, Virginia State University, Randolph Macon College and Reynolds Community College foster a locally sourced applicant pool while Richmond's professional community offers opportunites for development and networking to young professionals and recent transplants to RVA.
Downtown Richmond serves as a residential center and tourism destination with a population of 21,000 residents and an inventory of 2,581 hotel rooms. Downtown RVA has seen a 71% increase in residential units since 2010 and has absorbed close to 50% of the city's population growth. Meanwhile, if you are looking for foot traffic from visitors, or accomodating travel itineraries for out-of-town folks, downtown Richmond is a cultural hub home to 40+ venues, the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 15 museums, 25 parks and natural areas and more. Downtown's tourism industry boasts $526 million in annual retail sales (55% of this economic activity is from non-residents) with restaurants, breweries and bars accounting for $221 million (89% of this economic activity is from non-residents).
As downtown Richmond's leadership organization, our mission is to engage business and community leaders in partnering with the city to enhance the vitality of the community, particularly downtown, through economic development, marketing, promotion, advocacy and events.
We are eager to answer any questions regarding downtown Richmond and/or our role in making things happen in downtown RVA.