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1500 East Main Street
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23219

Department Of Economic Development

The Department of Economic Development (DED) is responsible for building the Richmond economy.

Our goals are encouraging the long-term growth and development of the City of Richmond and maximizing the city's assets and advantages without compromising the health of its neighborhoods and residents.

DED offers a set of services to businesses interested relocating or expanding in the City of Richmond and sparking growth in strategic commercial corridors and historic neighborhoods. 




Title (Area of Responsibility)

Office Phone #

Email Address

Keisha Birchett

Project Development Manager (Enterprise Zone Program, CARE Program, and Brownfields Program)

(804) 646-3171

George Bolos

Community and Economic Development Analyst (Business Retention & Expansion)

(804) 646-0477

TJ Mahone

Accounting Technician (Budget & Operations)

(804) 646-2468

Leonard Sledge


(804) 646-7576

Betty-Anne Teter

Economic Development Programs Administrator (Business Attraction and Business Retention & Expansion)

(804) 646-1823

Rick Winston

Economic Development Programs Administrator (Loan Programs)

(804) 646-5036