The City Manager’s Office, Economic Development team implements City Council strategic priorities; promotes arts, business and real estate, environmental and health initiatives by advancing programs to encourage sustainable neighborhoods and development for all those who live and work in the City of Richmond.
Promote a competitive, sustainable, and equitable economy for all.
Support and recruit business to Richmond and act as a resource for brokers and developers.
Promote systems and policy changes that support the development of healthy and sustainable neighborhoods.
Manage the City’s cultural arts programs and assist the development of creative industries in Richmond.
Encourage and promote initiatives designed to support the community’s unique cultural identities and vitality.
Leverage socially beneficial development through wise public investment.
Develop, maintain, and implement the Health in All Policies Ordinance and Strategy Document, the Climate Action Plan (CAP), the Energy and Climate Change Element, and Community Health and Wellness Element of the Richmond General Plan 2030.
Provide decent affordable housing for low and very low-income residents of Richmond through our federally funded housing programs.
Manage City-owned real estate.
City Manager's Office, Economic Development Divisions:
Arts and Culture- Encouraging and supporting arts and culture organizations, programs, and projects throughout the city.
Business Development- Supporting the Richmond business community through connections to available resources, assisting in facilitating business-to-business transactions, and increasing business investment and attraction.
Environmental and Health Initiatives- Promotes systems and policy changes that support the development of healthy and sustainable neighborhoods through implementation of the Climate Action Plan and the Health in All Policies Strategy.
Housing Authority- Provides decent affordable housing for low and very low-income residents of Richmond through our federally funded housing programs.
Real Estate- Facilitates innovative partnerships and developments to maximize city owned property use.