Home to the iconic speech of Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death”, Richmond, Va lies at the heart of the nation with its historical significance and rich, creative culture.
With Virginia ranked at #1 by Forbes as the Highest Quality of Life in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, Richmond provides a dynamic atmosphere, location and community for businesses and way of life.
As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is the center for business. Now home to eight Fortune 500 companies, including CarMax, Dominion Resources, Performance Food Group -a food service distributor, and Markel – a specialty and small-business insurer the Richmond area grows in progress and prosperity.
With attractions such as the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts or the annual Richmond Jazz Festival, Richmond draws in crowds from all around the world. The city’s locale takes the bright lights of a metropolitan city like Boston and the southern charm of Charleston to create its own entertaining yet peaceful environment.
In addition to Richmond’s colorful culture, every year, Art Whino and RVA Magazine work together to host The Richmond Mural Project, which artists from different countries come to Richmond to create art along the walls of the city.
In 2013, Forbes named Richmond as one of the 10 up-and-coming cities for entrepreneurs.
With help of distinguished institutions like University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University, startups such as Ledbury and Health Warrior, according to Tech.Co, paved way for accelerators like RVA Works and Lighthouse Labs and ultimately increased the growing development of the startup economy in the area.
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