why RVA

 
  • Richmond region named as nation's first Playful Region by Playful Cities USA, June 2017.
  • Richmond named as one of the South's Best Cities by Southern Living Magazine, Summer 2017.
  • Richmond named as one of the top ten cities for Black entrepreneurs to start a business by NerdWallet, May 2017.
  • Richmond named as one of the top ten up-and-coming tech cities by Realtor.com, April 2017
  • Richmond ranked #24 best place to live by U.S. News & World Report, February 2017.
  • Richmond named one of "20 best places in America to start a business" by CNBC.com, August 2016. 
  • Richmond named a 2016 Playful City USA by KaBOOM! for the first time, May 2016.
  • Virginia Biotechnology Research Park named "Best of R&D in Virginia" by Southern Business & Development, Winter 2016.
  • Richmond named “Best Locations for Biosciences in Virginia” by Southern Business & Development, Winter 2016.
  • Richmond named “Best Cities Regardless of Size for Startups” by Southern Business & Development, Winter 2016.
  • Richmond named "Best City to Visit - Summer 2015" by American Express Travel, May 2015.
  • Richmond found to be ‘America’s most contented place’ according to a study from the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research, July 2014.
  • Richmond finished as the 10th best city for overall small business friendliness in the country, earning an A grade by Thumbtack.com, June 2014.
  • Richmond named one of the country’s 10 hottest housing markets by CNN Money, January 2014.
  • Richmond named one of the top big cities to live and work by Credit Donkey, December 2013.
  • One of the “Top Destinations of 2014” for travel by Frommer’s, December 2013.
  • Richmond named one of the “10 Up and Coming Cities for Entrepreneurs” by Forbes.com, September 2013.
  • Richmond named a ‘Hot U.S. City’ for Jobs and Culture by the Daily Beast, July 2013.
  • Ranked 25th Best City for Job Growth among large sized cities by New Geography, May 2013.
  • One of the Top Cities for Business Growth among 100 metro areas rated by the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.com, April 2013.
  • Richmond ranked in the top 10 metro areas for the fastest-growing wages paid to workers in professional, technical, and scientific services in a study by New Geography, February 2013.
  • Richmond is named Best River Town in America by Outside Magazine, September 2012.
  • Ranked 2nd among the top 10 Fastest Growing Cities for Technology Jobs in the Dice Report, March 2012.