Richmond, Virginia

The Right Place For Research

GOOD RUN RESEARCH AND RECREATION

WHY RICHMOND?

Well, our hometown is - and we're admittedly a bit biased - jam packed with GOODness. So, of course we’re in on that action. Richmond has seen explosive growth spurred on by a hoppin’ craft brew & foodie scene, vibrant cultural attractions, and unmatched natural beauty - like class 4 rapids ripping right through our downtown. Richmond also has a varied, innovative business landscape filled with brilliant entrepreneurial ventures, new ideas, and quite the reputation for startups. With the flourishing small business space, art on every corner, and an influx of new residents, RVA has quietly become the cool kid on the playground right under our noses. Richmond is thriving, it’s hip, it’s happening.

But a city is only as strong as its people - and Richmond has some pretty GOOD people. Above the national average with regards to education and HHI, plus a vibrant, diverse population - no matter who you need to talk to for your research project, we can find them for you in Richmond. 

Sunset view of the Richmond city skyline and James river

RICHMOND IN A NUTSHELL

Richmond is the perfect blend of eclectic, old, and new.

But don't just take our word for for it, check out what the RVA has to offer. 

Rollover the pics to see all that Richmond has to offer!

PROFESSIONAL & TRAVEL

7 Miles

Richmond International
Airport to downtown

I-64, I-95, I-85, and I-295

Converge in the metro area

3 Million

Travelers per year

7

Fortune 500 companies

based in Richmond

200 

Non-stop daily flights

18,000

Hotel rooms + our corporate rates at Westin, Courtyard, and Quirk

Richmond International Airport

Exterior of the Richmond airport

DEMOGRAPHICS

$58,577

Average household income

1.3 Million

Metro Richmond population

49%

Of population is 20-54 years old

37.9

Median age

50%

African American

41%

White

7

Universities and colleges in the metro area

Richmond Folk Festival

Large group of people walking through street at the Richmond Folk Festival

CULTURE AND FUN

Top 10 Food Destination

Yelp.com

7th Largest Running Race in U.S.

Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K

#1 Beer Destination U.S.

VinePair Magazine

Top 10 Coolest Cities In U.S.

Forbes.com

5 Million

Tourists annually

200,000

People attend October's Richmond Folk Festival

Legend Brewing Co.

Top 10 Cities You Should Explore On Two Wheels

Buzzfeed.com

Class 4 Rapids

through the city

Beer taps in front of skyline view of Richmond