Greater Richmond Partnership

The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. is the regional economic development group representing the City of Richmond and the Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico.

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Richmond World View

Learn about Greater Richmond’s expansive international connections and business advantages.

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Business First Greater Richmond

Greater Richmond companies have access to a network of resources needed to support their business success.

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Richmond: Love What You Find

Relocating to Greater Richmond, Virginia? You will find what you love, and love what you find.

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Cost of Living

Greater Richmond offers a high quality of life on par with the national average cost. According to the Center for Community and Economic Research’s ACCRA Cost of Living Index, Q1 2015, Richmond’s overall cost of living is nearly six percent below the national average, 94.6 and 100.0, respectively. Housing costs, which account for 28 percent of the index, are 15 percent lower in Greater Richmond than the national average.

  Richmond MSA
Composite Index (100%) 94.6
     Grocery Items (14%) 95.9
     Housing (28%) 84.6
     Utilities (10%) 110.6
     Transportation (12%) 88.1
     Health Care (4%) 100.9
     Misc. Goods & Services (32%) 99.4
100=U.S. Average

Source: Council for Community and Economic Research Cost of Living Index, Q1 2015.


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Contact Information

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.

Other Greater Richmond Partnership Web Sites

Greater Richmond Partnership | Business First | Richmond: Love What You Find