One of the South's Top 10 Outstanding Cities To Relocate Your HQ

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Choose Downtown Richmond

Are you looking to relocate your business to somewhere with a great cost of living, impressive job force and a competitive advantage?

Downtown RVA is the move to make. You’ll be closer to customers, clients and creativity. There are countless studies which prove that people prefer an environment to work, live and play – a motto we live by in downtown Richmond. Not to mention, the heart of downtown RVA is accessible in all ways: 20 minutes from the airport, protected bike lanes systems, bus rapid transit through GRTC’s Pulse, home of Main Street Station, walkability, a Megabus drop-off and pick-up location and multiple, convenient I-95 access points. Be a thought leader of your market and the RVA community, where things are happening first and fast.

In addition to a wide variety of transportation options for your staff, downtown Richmond also offers plenty of after work events and activities all year round. Don't miss out on our unique events like Friday Cheers on Browns Island, or take a stroll during your lunch break along the canal walk. In the fall, don't miss out on our spooky Eerie Canal Tours and one of Richmond's most popular festivals, The Richmond Folk Festival! There's a little bit of something for everyone when you're in downtown Richmond!

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With neighboring universities and colleges like Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Richmond, Virginia Union University and Reynolds Community College, there is an abundance of diverse and talented individuals to add to your team. The business community throughout downtown Richmond makes sure that the individuals who come from our neighboring institutions and recent transplants have access to innovative discussions, professional development and networking organizations to encourage and foster a culture of creativity inside and outside the office.

For more information regarding the make-up of Richmond's downtown, explore our Commercial Facts and Figures, Residential Facts and Figures, Demographics and Market Data and Reports, Publications and Plans.

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Join the Downtown Richmond Community

Whether you are looking to relocate from the suburbs or another city, you can take your business to the next level and position yourself for future growth in RVA’s downtown. As the downtown development organization for the city, we make sure to roll out the welcome mat and act as a partner for growth during your time downtown.

We are eager to answer any questions regarding downtown, Richmond, or our role in making things happen in downtown RVA. Feel free to contact us via e-mail at

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