Chmura Helps the Greater Richmond Partnership Bring Jobs to Richmond

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Avery Simmons


The Problem


The Greater Richmond Partnership (GRP) is the lead regional economic development organization for the City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico in Virginia. The GRP team recruits companies from all around the world to locate in Greater Richmond and provide employment opportunities and taxable capital investment. Yet in the competitive world of economic development, GRP needed more robust labor data to show businesses that the Richmond region is the place to be.


The Solution


The Greater Richmond Partnership has had JobsEQ for over 10 years, and recently updated to get International Data as well. JobsEQ helps GRP…


  • Save research time. JobsEQ allows the GRP to save time and simplify their research process while increasing the quality and depth of data!
  • Compare to peer regions. JobsEQ also helps GRP compare Greater Richmond to competitor regions, so GRP can make a better case for why businesses should bring their jobs and investments to the region.
  • Gain a competitive edge. GRP also publishes JobsEQ data on their website so that potential businesses can easily identify Greater Richmond’s demographics, cost of living, occupational employment wages, and more. In today’s world, many site selectors form their first impression of a region based on a website. Publishing data on the strength of Greater Richmond’s workforce gives GRP a competitive edge.


Greater Richmond Partnership has also taken advantage of Chmura’s consulting services, partnering with Chmura on multiple studies to gain a better understanding of the Greater Richmond economy.


The Chmura Difference

“GRP has been a JobsEQ client for 10+ years and has found the superior business intelligence platform capabilities to be invaluable,” says Lara Fritts, President & CEO of the Greater Richmond Partnership. “We use JobsEQ for nearly every economic development project. Quite simply, JobsEQ has become an essential part of our daily business operations.” 


Lara Fritts, CEO & President of the Greater Richmond Partnership.


“For the past two decades, we’ve routinely worked with the Chmura team on various projects in the region, the Commonwealth and beyond,” Fritts adds.


The Chmura team is proud to have worked with our Richmond, Virginia neighbors at the Greater Richmond Partnership for 20+ years. Want to see how our labor market data and analysis can help you, too?  Contact us about our labor market data today.



This blog reflects Chmura staff assessments and opinions with the information available at the time the blog was written.