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Mission

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.

Focus

  • 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