Downtown Facts
OVER 87,000 EMPLOYEES WITHIN TEN BLOCKS, INCLUDING:
  • Greater Richmond Convention Center: 340,000+ annual attendees at 550+ group events
  • VCU Main Campus and Medical College: 32,000+ student population
  • VCU Medical Center: 820 beds; 8,615 employees
  • 4th District U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: 240,000+ sf, $120M project completed in 2008
  • Virginia State Capitol
  • Richmond City Hall
  • The Federal Reserve Bank Fifth District: 700,000+ sf
  • Mead Westvaco corporate offices: 400+ employees
  • Phillip Morris R&D Facility: 400,000+ sf
  • Biotechnology Park: 1.1 Million sf
  • 4 major law firms with 700+ attorneys
  • Regional headquarters for SunTrust, Bank of America, BB&T and Wells Fargo
 
13,600+ RESIDENTS IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS AND RIVER DISTRICTS
  • 49% of population are 20-44 years old
  • 40% of population have bachelors or graduate degrees
 
CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS IN RICHMOND INCLUDE:
  • Richmond CenterStage performing arts center: attracted 240,000+ patrons for 250+ events in 2010
  • The National Theatre: 1,600+ capacity music venue with 300+ concerts per year
  • Richmond Coliseum: within walking distance
  • Annual Richmond Folk Festival: 200,000+ attendance in 2011
  • Historic Canal Walk with canal cruises
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Virginia Science Museum
  • Civil War Visitors Center
  • Edgar Allen Poe Museum
  • 17th Street Farmer’s Market
  • Class 4 rapids for kayaking and rafting excursions
 
ANNUAL RICHMOND EVENTS INCLUDE:
  • Richmond International Raceway complex: 2 NASCAR races annually
  • Monument Avenue 10K Run: largest 10K race in the country
  • Downtown Holiday Grand Illumination
  • XTERRA east coast championship
  • 2015 World Cycling Championship - expecting 450,000 attendees with an economic impact of $135,000,000
  • Numerous other outdoor festivals, concerts and events

 

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