Economic Development

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Located along the eastern seaboard, approximately halfway between New York and Florida, Petersburg is situated at the juncture of Interstates 95 and 85, just 23 miles south of Virginia's state capital of Richmond. The 23.1 square-mile city is one of 13 jurisdictions that comprise the Richmond-Petersburg Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Appomattox Basin

Petersburg is the center of the Appomattox Basin regional economy that includes the counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, and Prince George, and the cities of Hopewell and Colonial Heights


Governor Presents $50,000 AFID Grant for New Brewery
Business in Focus Feature on Petersburg

Actress Meg Ryan on Filming in Petersburg

Bon Secours Freedom Healthcare Associates facility

Craft Brew Pours into Petersburg

Remaking Petersburg:  A Historic City Finds Resurgence

Central Virginia Becoming Popular Backdrop for Film, Television

Taste of Character:  A Tour of Petersburg Dining Options

Museum to Preserve Petersburg History

$133 Million in Major Downtown Redevelopment since 2005

Liberty Pointe Groundbreaking