Economic Development Partners

Workforce Development is an integral component of Economic Development in Virginia’s Capital Region.


We are committed to Virginia’s Capital Region. . Our goal is to help grow the economy by connecting the business and industry of the region with a skilled world class workforce. We understand that the most important component to a business’s success is having the right people. We are helping to find and train those people our priority.

We also recognize that economic development entities that represent the Commonwealth of Virginia and the localities of the Capital Region, are doing invaluable work in helping to build our local economy through business development and outreach. A skilled workforce is of little value without local businesses, and our economic development partners are doing exceptional work to ensure the demand for the regions skilled workforce is always high. Our hope is that our combined efforts make Virginia’s Capital Region a more enticing place for companies around the world to come and do business.

Capital Region Economic Development Links

Virginia Economic Development Authority
The official economic development authority of the Commonwealth of Virginia who’s goal is to enhance the quality of life and raise the standard of living for all Virginians, in collaboration with Virginia communities, through aggressive business recruitment, expansion assistance, and trade development, thereby expanding the tax base and creating higher-income employment opportunities.

Greater Richmond Partnership
The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. is an economic development team representing the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, and the City of Richmond, Virginia.

Chesterfield Economic Development
The economic development authority for Chesterfield County, Virginia.

Goochland County Economic Development
The web page for the economic development authority for Goochland County, Virginia.

Hanover County Economic Development
As a publicly-funded entity to promote economic development, the Hanover County Economic Development’s (HCED) primary mission is to increase the county’s tax base and create new jobs for its.

Henrico County Economic Development Authority
The website for Henrico County, Virginia’s Economic Development Authority.

New Kent County Economic Development Authority
Strategically located between two of the nation’s most dynamic MSA’s; Richmond and Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, New Kent County offers an open and relaxed atmosphere yet with the services and pleasures of an urban community. Richmond is 15 miles west, Williamsburg is 15 miles east, Norfolk is 60 miles southeast, and Washington D.C. is 100 miles north; Atlanta, New York and Boston are within 500 miles. Of particular importance is New Kent’s access to two labor markets with broad based skills, a variety of educational institutions and the unusual resource of a large, retired (but young) military population.

Powhatan County Economic Development Authority
The website of Powhatan County, Virginia’s Economic Development Authority.

Economic Development Authority of the City of Richmond
The City of Richmond Department of Economic and Community Development offers a set of services to businesses interested relocating or expanding in the city of Richmond and sparking growth in strategic commercial corridors and historic neighborhoods.