City of Richmond Economic Development Corporation
In partnership with the Development Corporation of Richmond, the City of Richmond is currently undergoing a comprehensive planning process that will truly shape the future of the City. The Development Corporation will work to attract strategic P3 investments to assure that the City continues to be "where history meets opportunity."
The City of Richmond has much to offer as the County Seat of Fort Bend County along with:
- Oak Bend Medical Center and a number of other healthcare facilities
- Two prestigious foundations: The George Foundation and the Henderson-Wessendorff Foundation
- An emerging Historic District;
- Large tracts of land for development;
- Texas State Technical College and Wharton County Junior College to fill the County's workforce needs;
- The Brazos River with over 5-miles of river frontage;
- Many new, emerging public and private investments that will build upon the historical significance of Richmond.
The Development Corporation’s plans for the future will support small business growth in partnership with the UH SBDC and plans to develop a Small Business Accelerator.
Plans are to redevelop the Richmond Historic District to become a destination for tourism in Fort Bend County. A number of properties are being considered to create a unique, historical, pedestrian-friendly, high quality environment.
A search is underway for a Developer with experience at delivering high quality, mixed-use projects comparable to Sugar Land’s Town Square. This type of project will vastly improve the City’s quality of life, increase opportunities for small business, and generate new revenues for the residents and the City alike.
The development of a business park will further enhance Richmond’s ability to attract and retain business. Various sites are under consideration.
Come be a part of Richmond’s future, "where history meets opportunity."