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Venture Richmond engages business and community leaders in partnering with the city to enhance the vitality of the community, particularly downtown, through economic development, marketing, promotion, advocacy and events.


  • Support the strategic direction of the city
    • Engage senior business and community leaders
    • Provide a resource to the city to advance key economic and promotional initiatives
    • Leverage resources of organizations throughout the region
  • Provide enhanced services downtown
    • Marketing, promotion and events management
    • The Clean & Safe program, including sidewalk cleaning and safety ambassadors
    • Landscaping, riverfront canal management, beautification
    • Canal operations, tour boats, etc.
    • Canal Walk planning and development
  • Support efforts to enhance the business climate
    • Support teacher recruitment and recognition initiative
    • Help build successful school-business partnerships
  • Ensure diverse representation and benefit
    • Maintain board makeup that reflects diversity of community
    • Promote corporate supplier diversity
  • Operate in an accountable and efficient manner
    • Increase return on investment to private investors and city government