Local Economic Development Offices

City of Richmond

The Business First Richmond program is a successful business assistance program that utilizes face-to-face interviews with top leaders of existing businesses in the City of Richmond to gather feedback on doing business in Richmond. This feedback helps the City of Richmond’s Department of Economic Development and its regional partner, the Greater Richmond Partnership, connect businesses with the resources they need to stay and grow in Richmond.

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Chesterfield County

Everyone wins when local businesses are successful! Chesterfield County has joined forces with our regional partners at the Greater Richmond Partnership to create the Business First program.

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Hanover County

Hanover County Economic Development recognizes significant economic development growth in a community is generated by existing businesses. To help nurture this growth HCED operates Business First Hanover in coordination with Business First Greater Richmond.

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Henrico County

Henrico County Economic Development Authority has a mission: to help your business reach its maximum potential. Whether you’re starting a new business or growing an existing one, we’re committed to helping your company succeed with business assistance opportunities and incentive programs. Why? Because we know companies like yours make Henrico an amazing place to be.

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The Business First Visit

So you've decided to participate in a Business First visit. We're looking forward to talking to you!

This is a great oppurtunity to voice your opinion, connect with resources that might help your business today, and form a lasting relationship with your local economic development department for any needs that may arise in the future.