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Why You Should Choose Downtown Richmond

Are you looking to relocate your business to a city with amazing riverfront views, a great cost of living, impressive workforce and a competitive advantage?

Downtown RVA is the place to be. When you work in downtown Richmond, you are at the intersection where creativity, connection, customers and clients converge. Research shows that employee productivity and satisfaction soar when people work in an environment and city where they can work, live and play. Downtown Richmond offers all of these amenities on top of an affordable cost of living and quality of life. Not to mention, downtown Richmond is easy to access in a variety of ways: 20 minutes from the airport; protected bike lanes systems; bus rapid transit through GRTC’s Pulse; Main Street Station and daily Amtrak service; Megabus drop-off and pick-up locations; and multiple, convenient access to I-95 exits, the Downtown Expressway and surrounding areas' access points. Downtown Richmond is also a great place to get around on foot and boasts a walkability score of 94. Join other thought leaders and entrepreneurs who have located their business in downtown Richmond, where things are happening first and fast.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions regarding downtown Richmond, we are happy to help.

For more information regarding downtown Richmond's growth, community and economy, explore our Resources, Commercial Facts and Figures, Downtown Development and Reports, Publications and Plans.

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Downtown Richmond's Workforce

Downtown is the City of Richmond’s economic center with more than 50% of city-wide jobs located downtown for a total of 77,465 jobs. Downtown Richmond's young and educated workforce offers an abundance of talented and diverse individuals to add to your team. 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. The professional community and networking opportunities throughout downtown Richmond make sure that the individuals who come from our neighboring institutions and recent transplants have access to innovative discussions, professional and workforce development and connect with organizations to encourage and foster a culture of creativity both inside and outside the office.

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

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Relocating to Downtown Richmond

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 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. Feel free to contact us via e-mail at contactus@venturerichmond.com

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