Wednesday, September 29, 2010

City CARE Program Helps Companies Relocate to Richmond

A September 29th article in Richmond BizSense highlights success stories of companies that relocated to Richmond with the assistance of the city of Richmond's Commercial Area Revitalization Effort (CARE) program. To read more, click here.

Southwest to buy AirTran

According to a story by, Southwest has announced plans to buy AirTran for $1.4 billion. Richmond International Airport spokesman Troy Bell said, "We think it opens up many opportunities." CEO of Southwest, Gary Kelly said, "This means more airplanes, more routes, more customers and importantly more profit." To learn more, click here.

Richmond Experiences Burgeoning Arts District

A September 27th article in Richmond BizSense highlights a number of new shops that are opening in Richmond along Broad Street, between Belvidere and First Streets. To read more about the new businesses coming to Richmond, click here.

City of Richmond Dedicated to Boosting Tourism

A September 26th article in the Richmond Times Dispatch titled, "City developing plan to help visitors take in historic riches," highlights preparations Richmond is making for the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones' administration has dedicated nearly $1 million to help tourists navigate the city and Governor Bob McDonnell added $3.6 million to the state tourism budget. To read the full article, please click here.

Section 3 Informational Forum Summary Is Now Available

A detailed summary of information captured from the Thursday, August 12th Section 3 Public Informational Forum is now available. To view the report, please click here.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

City Receives Digital Achievement Awards

The city of Richmond Department of Information Technology (DIT) was recognized for several digital achievements as e.Republic's Center for Digital Government announced its 2010 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards. For additional information and a listing of the awards received, please click here.

City Celebrates Relocation of A Blooming Child Petite Academy

On Thursday, September 9th, 2010 the city of Richmond celebrated the relocation of A Blooming Chiled Petite Academy at their new 300 West Clay Street location. The Academy is opening in Jackson Ward with financial assistance from the city's Department of Economic & Community Development's Commercial Area Revitalization Effort Program (CARE). For more information, please click here.

Coliseum Study Group Unveils Update on Preliminary Findings

On Thursday, September 9th, the city of Richmond held a media briefing to provide an update on the Coliseum Study and offer preliminary market findings and the site selection process. Mayor Dwight C. Jones comments on the study, saying, "We want a facility that accomodates what this market can support and what this market deserves." For additional information regarding this report and the Mayor's response, please click here.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Richmond 3rd "Best Tennis Town" by United States Tennis Association

On September 6th, 2010 the United States Tennis Association announced at the U.S. Open in New York City that the city of Richmond was selected as second runner-up ina contest to determine the country's "Best Tennis Town." For additional information about this honor, please read the the Richmond Times Dispatch article here.