Tuesday, March 27, 2012

HealthNewsDigest.com Features Richmond Outdoor Experiences

In a March 27, 2012 article on HealthNewsDigest.com, two Richmond companies are highlighted for their unique, new outdoor sporting experiences that bring families together. The first experience offered is a new tree climbing and eco-tour offered by Riverside Outfitters. The second is called Stand Up Paddling (SUP) and is offered by Black Dog Paddle. To learn more, please click here.

New Student Housing Being Built on Chamberlayne Avenue

On March 27, 2012, the Richmond Times Dispatch reported on the work underway at The Collegiate, a 269-unit furnished student apartment complex located along Chamberlayne Avenue, just a quarter-mile from VCU.

To learn more about the six-building, 690-bed complex, please click here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

State Focuses Attention on Port of Richmond

On Wednesday, March 22, 2012, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Sean Connaughton spoke to breakfast group of the Greater Richmond Partnership about a new economic development zone the state would like to create stretching from Hampton Roads through Southside, terminating in the Richmond region. To learn more, please click here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Virginia Named Best State to Make a Living - 2012

The Commonwealth of Virginia has recently been ranked by www.money-rates.com as the best place to make a living, based on a number of data-driven factors such as average income, cost of living, state income tax rates, and unemployment rates. To read the full article, please click here.

Monday, March 19, 2012

VCUarts Programs Ranked Nation's Top Public Graduate Program

The U.S. News & World Report has ranked VCU as the nation's top public graduate program in the Fine Arts category. The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts tied for #4 with UCLA, behind three private universities: Yale University, Rhode Island School of Design, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

To learn more, please click here.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

City of Richmond Honored for Online Government Transparency

According to the Washington Post, a national nonprofit that promotes government transparency honored 14 public sector websites in Virginia, including the city of Richmond. Over 6,000 government websites were evaluated and graded. To read the full article, please click here.

Manchester Revitalization Continues

A March 13, 2012 Richmond BizSense begins its story with "Manchester is on fire." The article highlights additional new development in Manchester, including 44 new apartments being built by Urban Development Associates, as well as news that the former Reynolds Souths packaging plant is under contract. To read the full article, please click here.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Port of Richmond Attracts International Shipping Line

The Richmond Times Dispatch reports here on the Port of Richmond's newest client - Mediterranean Shipping Co., which is the world's second-largest shipping line. "We believe in the future of the Port of Richmond," Mediterranean Shipping USA President Caudio Bozzo said in a statement. "There are significant savings to be realized by our clients on intermodal movements, and likewise, we know how customers in Virginia are very attentive to initiatives that have a 'green' effect."

There's an app for that! City earns Foursquare badge

The social networking application Foursquare has awarded Richmond a city badge, one of only five cities to receive a badge from a recent competition. Click here to read the full Richmond Times Dispatch article.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Mayor Jones Budget Proposal Places Emphasis on Key Tourism Initiatives

The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) being prepared by the Jones Administration for submission to City Council on March 6 includes what Mayor Jones is calling key tourism economic drivers designed to spur the area's creative economy.

Included in the Mayor's proposed budget is $14 million in proposed improvements to the historic Landmark Theater, $5 million for Shockoe Bottom Revitalization plans, and $5 million for riverfront development.

To read the full press release, please click here.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

More Downtown Redevelopment Coming

According to a March 1, 2012 Richmond Times Dispatch article, construction will begin next week to renovate five historic buildings along the Haxall Canal in downtown Richmond. Jack Berry of Venture Richmond states, "The development will bring retail and restaurants to the water's edge along with hundreds of apartments." To read the full article, please click here.