Greater Richmond Partnership

Big plans for vacant plant

Qimonda’s shuttered plant in Eastern Henrico will soon be humming again, only this time with data servers storing files from government and private sector clients. The new owner plans on investing between $75 million and $105 million over the next four years. Bids for construction could be going out in the third quarter.

A fresh start

We asked citizens of BizSense Nation for their 2009 reflections and their 2010 resolutions.

New website for Partnership

The Greater Richmond Partnership, which works to bring new companies to the area, has a snazzy new website.

Richmond lands headquarters for UK-insurer

UK-based car insurance firm, Admiral, announced plans this week that they have chosen Richmond as headquarters for their newly formed subsidiary Admiral Americas. The company will start doing business across the pond sometime this year. They will hire up to 50 people by the third quarter, and employ as many as 200 by the end of next… Read more »

90-day prescription for Richmond’s economy

The Greater Richmond Partnership is reevaluating its game plan. The public-private economic development agency completed a 90-day plan to help Richmond remain a top place for businesses. (Richmond was just anointed a top 10 metro area for business by MarketWatch) Perhaps the most visible aspect of the partnership’s work is to promote the region to… Read more »

Scramble when the chips are down

This cuts at Qimonda come on the heels of other local layoff in Richmond’s manufacturing sector. Economic development agencies will likely tweak their marketing pitch for the fall season.