Virginia is frequently named the best state for business — and certainly the state capital, Richmond, has the same great qualities. Strong, diverse and resilient — the regional economy offers some exciting career opportunities and a lifestyle you’ll love. The area’s top employers represent a wide range of industries, including emerging life sciences and biotechnology, innovative finance and insurance, advanced manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, professional and creative services, and the government sector.

A diverse, business-friendly environment is not the only feature fostering Richmond’s booming economy — a workforce committed to driving innovation, collaboration and growth also plays an integral role. New residents are often surprised by the warm welcome they receive from fellow professionals, as the quality of individuals embody Virginia’s standing as a top state to do business.

Plus, our average commute time is only 24 minutes — which means many new residents are liberated from the hassles and sacrifices accompanying commutes and serious traffic — thus freeing up to 20 hours of their lives each week.