Small Business Resources: Greater Richmond Partnership

Partnership Launches New Website – Redesign

The Greater Richmond Partnership launched a new website, which includes a variety of business resources such as regional news, business publications, newsletters and business data for Central Virginia. Here’s an excerpt of their recent press release announcing the site redesign:

Richmond, VA (July 14, 2009) – The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc., a regional economic development organization, today announces the launch of its redesigned website,  The new design allows for easier navigation, provides enhanced functionality, and encourages site visitors to explore the region for business opportunities through photos, video testimonials from business and community leaders, data, news and publications.  It also serves as a valuable tool for relocating families, students and media.

“Industry surveys reveal that 90 percent of research on a region is conducted online prior to a location being placed on a short list,” said Gregory H. Wingfield, president and CEO.  He continued, “It’s clear that the Partnership’s internet presence is a critical component to our marketing communications for Greater Richmond.  We have a 24-7, international audience.”

Recognizing the evolution of online communications, the Partnership is integrating social media components with links to staff LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook profiles and to YouTube videos.  Additionally, over the next year, the Partnership’s supporting industry and program websites will be redesigned to incorporate blogs collaborating with industry organizations for content contribution.

About the GRP

The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. is an economic development team representing the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, and the City of Richmond, Virginia.

The Partnership offers site location assistance and other services to domestic and foreign companies planning new or expanded facilities. It is a single point of contact to the network of private sector and state and local government professionals that supports a company’s facility location decision. The Partnership has four main work activities:

via About Us | Greater Richmond Partnership.

Sample GRP Publication
Greater Richmond: a Visual Visit is a “soft sell” pictorial and editorial book for families who will be relocating to the Richmond region showcasing its quality of life.  The book incorporates images collected from the My Greater Richmond photo contest and also local organizations. Click here for the PDF.

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