Growing the local economy

We know the key to a successful economy must include import/export activity. That's why we want to see your company expand its reach.

Raising the area's GDP

Our goal is to boost the Metro Richmond gross domestic product by $1 billion by 2020. There's high demand for US goods, and we need to meet it!

Free & Confidential

The Metro Richmond Exports Initiative was created by state, local and regional entities, we offer assistance and grants to eligible companies.

The Growing Global Market & the Opportunity for Metro Richmond Businesses

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the world Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown from approximately thirty-four trillion dollars to eighty-two trillion dollars. The vast majority of this
growth has occurred outside the United States as “big emerging markets” (including China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey, and many more) have developed significant middle-class, urban-based markets that never existed before.

In the Richmond and Central Virginia area alone, companies that never considered exporting now count on overseas markets for significant shares of their total yearly revenues. These include large Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized firms and small enterprises.
Likewise, both goods and services exports have risen in response to global demand. The key takeaway from this — if it is not already, exporting should be on your organization’s radar screen.

Next Steps...

We want to help your company succeed in selling your products or services to the rest of the world. Contact us to see how we can help.