Located halfway between New England and Florida, Richmond is strategically situated at the center of the East Coast economic corridor. That makes our region an ideal place to own and operate a business. In fact, in 2016, Richmond was named a Top 10 City for Global Trade in the United States by Global Trade Magazine — and listed as one of 20 best places in America to start a business by CNBC.com.

Both Virginia and Greater Richmond have put countless incentives in place to benefit new and existing businesses. These incentives include financial assistance, infrastructure development grants, tax credits and exemptions, customized training and technical support programs.

The Greater Richmond Partnership, or GRP, serves potential and existing businesses in the city of Richmond, and the counties of Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover. The Partnership attracts businesses to the region, and also plays a major role in business retention and expansion efforts. Learn more about their services on the GRP website.

Virginia’s Gateway Region Economic Development Organization works to enhance the economy in the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg, and the counties of Chesterfield. Dinwiddie, Prince George, Surry and Sussex. This agency also works to assist incoming businesses, and to help existing companies with expansion. Find out more at the VGR website.