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History

Originally formed in 1989 as the Central Virginia High Technology Network, later renamed the Greater Richmond Technology Council (GRTC, RichTech), and most recently rebranded as the Richmond Technology Council (RVATECH), we are a member-driven association of businesses and organizations working together to ensure the continued growth of Greater Richmond's dynamic technology-based economy.

Mission

Promote the success of technology companies and the growth of the technology sector within the Central Virginia economy.

Vision

A strong regional economy that supports the continued growth of existing technology industries and identifies the Greater Richmond region as a location of choice for new and emerging technology companies.

Together, we build a stronger and more inclusive technology community for Richmond.

As such, RVATECH is committed to being:

Active in our awareness about ourselves, our ecosystem, and our future;

Intentional in our pursuit of diversity in programs, partners, and leaders;

Collaborative in our relationships with others to maximize impact;

Open to new ideas in pursuit of universal opportunity;

Dedicated to making technology accessible to underserved communities; and

Purposeful in leveraging technology to empower any individual or business to thrive.

Goals

1.

Promote the development, growth and recognition of technology and technology companies in Central Virginia.

2.

Advocate and support an economic, tax and regulatory environment and the creation of a technology infrastructure and workforce that will maximize the competitiveness of the area’s technology community.

3.

Provide a forum in which technology companies can exchange ideas and information, and capitalize on business opportunities.

4.

Deliver programs and services that promote the recognition of and enhance the business value to Council members.

5.

Identify, acquaint and enroll new members and integrate new and existing members into active and rewarding participation.

6.

Identify and provide support for community-based technology needs.