In January 2010 City Council approved the reorganization of the office of the Manager of Real Estate Services, the Department of Community Development and the Department of Economic Development into a new Department of Economic and Community Development and a new Department of Planning and Development Review. The intent was to develop a strategic and comprehensive approach to ensure efficacy of departments and their programs.
Mission Statement. The Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) reviews, develops, and implements policies and programs to strategically improve the business climate in Richmond, and support businesses and development. The department will pursue this mission based on principles of efficiency, sustainability, accountability for performance, and responsible use of resources. The processes and programs of ECD will be based on best-practices models, but tailored specifically to the address the challenges and leverage the advantages of Richmond.Agency Overview-To create a top tier organization of economic and community development, the programs of which are core, fundamental services of the City, and recognized by others as best-practices model programs. The department will have excellent capacity to attract and retain primary employers, to realize comprehensive neighborhood revitalization, and to provide access to employment and economic opportunity for all the citizens of Richmond.
2011 Proposed Biennial Fiscal Plan