Community Entrepreneurs

With a workforce teaming with self-starters, the resources we provide are specifically targeted towards small business owners.
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The Importance of Shopping Local


of Local Return for Every $100 Spent


of Net New Job Creation Since 1996

Whether heading downtown to the Fort Bend Postal Service to visit with Jesse and Helen Mata, or swinging by Treasure Hunters Gallery for a selfie and to meet Oakley, the store's resident Staffordshire Terrier, residents and visitors to Richmond will experience a down-home atmosphere and small-town warmth unlike any other. This sense of community is only experienced in places where small business owners and budding entrepreneurs are given the room to grow and flourish.

The Development Corporation of Richmond understands how important a role Richmond's small business owners play, not only for Richmond's local economy, but for the very heart and soul of Richmond itself.

Richmond recently participated in the Houston Exponential expansion into Fort Bend, as Richmond prepares for future development for small business startups. Learn more about the expansion here.

In addition, the Development Corporation of Richmond offers programs such as the Business Retention and Expansion Program and access to networks such as Houston's SCORE network. SCORE will help connect small business owners to mentors and provide valuable workshops to help with tasks such as bookkeeping to instruction on sales conversions - FOR FREE.