International Companies

The Greater Richmond area has long been a favorable location for international companies and commerce. Virginia was settled by the Virginia Company, a for-profit entity established by the British government. Richmond city was founded in 1737 to serve as a central marketplace and collection point for Virginia exports to England.

The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. maintains a list of internationally owned companies. There are nearly 150 firms representing 29 countries located in the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and Canada have the most parent companies. Because some firms have more than one subsidiary and/or more than one physical location, there are more than 170 internationally linked facilities in the area with nearly 13,000 employees. The products and services provided by these firms range from industrial machinery to specialty foods and from transportation to consulting services.

See List of Internationally Owned Companies

Country International Parent Companies % of Total Local Facilities % of Total Local Employees % of Total
Totals 0 100.0% 0 100.0% 0 100.0%

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Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc.
901 E. Byrd St., Suite 801
Richmond, VA, USA 23219
(804) 643-3227
(800) 229-6332

International Cost Comparison

PDF Download Compare startup costs in Greater Richmond and seven other cities. The Directory of Interntationally Owned Firms provides contact and product information for the metro area's foreign affiliated firms.

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