The staff at Henrico EDA are experts who understand the global picture and will partner with you to navigate cultural, financial, logistical and political climates to find a site that benefits your company and powers its growth. 

  • Henrico County is located centrally on the U.S. East Coast in the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Henrico County is equidistant between London and Los Angeles.
  • More than 60 diverse foreign-based firms operate in Henrico.
  • Henrico and Greater Richmond are active participants in an annual “Invest in the U.S.” program

  • Located in the heart of the United States Eastern Seaboard, Henrico County is recognized throughout the world as an ideal location for international business development, international relocation and foreign direct investment.
  • Henrico offers competitive advantages perfect for international business and trade for companies that deal in global distribution of products or financial transactions, or seek to establish a U.S. presence.
  • Richmond international Airport (RIC) is designated as Foreign Trade Zone 207. Foreign merchandise may enter the airport as international commerce (not in U.S. Commerce Territory) and is not subject to government excise taxes or Customs duties. This allows businesses to reduce and sometimes even avoid paying tariffs on goods brought into the U.S.

Visit International Companies to learn about the foreign-owned companies that operate in Henrico County.

Distance from Major Cities

City Miles to Richmond Drive Time (hours)
Atlanta 532 9
Baltimore 146 2.5
Boston 546 10.2
Charlotte 292 5
Chicago 800 13.2
Cincinnati 535 8.5
Indianapolis 619 10.2
Jacksonville 600 9.5
Louisville 563 9.1
New York 332 6.2
Philadelphia 243 4.5
Raleigh 157 2.4
Virginia Beach 106 2
Washigton 108 2


Major Convergences

Road Northern Terminus Southern Terminus
Interstate 64 St. Louis, MO Hampton Roads, VA
Interstate 85 Petersburg, VA Montgomery, AL
Interstate 95 Maine-Canada Border Miami, FL
Road Start End
Interstate 195 Interstate 64-95 Virginia 76/Powhite Parkway
Interstate 295 South of Petersburg Interstate 64 East at Newport News


Transportation Offerings – Passenger

Type Locations # of Passengers (2011) # of Transportation Providers # of Annual Departures/Arrivals
Passenger Trains Amtrak stations at Main Street and Staples Mill 352,867 4 rail companies 7300
Air Travel RIC 3,179,956 7 air carriers 105,000


Transportation Offerings – Business

Type Locations Volume Size Features
Air Cargo RIC 90+ million pounds of cargo/year 142,000 sq. ft. FTZ #207
Water Port The Port of Richmond Leased by Port of Virginia, which manages 3,000 sailings/year 40 acres, 300,000 sq. ft. twice-weekly service from Richmond to Hampton Roads
Rail CSX, Norfolk Southern 189 million tons of rail freight 3,400 route miles of rail tracks in VA direct service to The Port of Richmond via switch
Trucking UPS, FedEx and more The Richmond UPS hub alone processes between 315,000 and 1,000,000 packages per day VA’s highway system is 57,867 miles long, with interstate miles making up 1,118 miles Henrico County has 1,279 miles of roadway


Regional Accolades

Greater Richmond

  • One of the Top 10 Best Cities for Working Mothers –, 2012
  • Best River Town in America – Outside Magazine, 2012
  • 3rd-Best Large City for Job Creation – Gallup, 2012
  • 51st in Top 100 Healthiest Cities for Women – SELF Magazine, 2012
  • Among Best Cities for Business – The Wall Street Journal,  2011


  • #3 in Top States for Business –, 2012
  • America’s Most Livable State – U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2012
  • Top 10 Competitive States of 2011 – Site Selection Magazine, 2012
  • Top State to Make a Living in the US –, 2012
  • #2 Best State for Business –, 2010

Get to Know Henrico

Henrico Economic Development Authority is All Business

Featured Real Estate

2100 Dabney Road2100 Dabney Road - Office SpaceIndustrial & Manufacturing Space
2805 North Parham Road2805 North Parham Road - Office Space
7001 Technology Boulevard7001 Technology Boulevard - Industrial & Manufacturing Space
7814 East Parham Road7814 East Parham Road - Land/Acreage Parcels
Eastport VIIIEastport VIII - Industrial & Manufacturing Space
Interport Business Center Building AInterport Business Center Building A - Industrial & Manufacturing Space
Libbie MillLibbie Mill - Office Space
TECH PARK PLACETECH PARK PLACE - Industrial & Manufacturing Space
11011 West Broad Street - WestMark One11011 West Broad Street - WestMark One - Office Space
4300 Carolina Avenue4300 Carolina Avenue - Industrial & Manufacturing Space
6380 Beulah Road6380 Beulah Road - Industrial & Manufacturing Space
7400 Impala Drive7400 Impala Drive - Industrial & Manufacturing Space
Deep Run IIIDeep Run III - Office Space
Jeb Stuart PlaceJeb Stuart Place - Office Space
Park Central Business ParkPark Central Business Park - Office Space
Rocketts LandingRocketts Landing - Land/Acreage Parcels
White Oak Technology ParkWhite Oak Technology Park - Land/Acreage Parcels