Tourist spending in Henrico exceeds $1.7 billion in 2022

County poised for continued growth with Sports & Events Center opening in fall

Visitors spent more than $1.7 billion in Henrico during 2022. That's the highest total of any locality in central Virginia and the fifth highest in Virginia, according to an annual study for the Virginia Tourism Corp.

Henrico’s total includes sales of $406 million on food and beverage, $226 million on lodging, $165 million on retail, $167 million on recreation and about $754 million on transportation. Overall, spending by tourists and other visitors to Henrico jumped by 27.2% from 2021.

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Absentee voting begins Friday, Sept. 22

Voting by absentee ballot begins Friday, Sept. 22 for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

In Virginia, all registered voters are eligible to vote by absentee ballot. To vote absentee by mail, voters first must complete an application. Forms are available online.

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Pedestrian improvements to greet students as new school year begins Monday

Henrico County has prepared for a safe start to the school year by adding crosswalks, signs with flashing lights and other pedestrian improvements near several schools.

By Tuckahoe Elementary School, crews recently built additional sections of sidewalk with ADA ramps along Forest Avenue as well as a crosswalk with a 6-foot-by-12-foot pedestrian refuge island at Forest and Silverspring Drive.

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Henrico EDA approves purchase of Scott Farm for GreenCity development

Authority also authorizes agreement with Markel|Eagle for residential portion

Henrico County is excited to announce Markel|Eagle Partners LLC as another partner for the development of the $2.3 billion GreenCity “eco-district.”

The announcement comes as the Henrico Economic Development Authority (EDA) today approved agreements to secure a key property for the more than 200-acre development.

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Nonprofit mobile food pantry is on the move

With the county’s support, the Henrico Community Food Bank delivers food to thousands

Every day across Henrico County, volunteers drop off fresh produce, meat, bread and other grocery staples to residents who struggle with hunger.

A resident who lives alone considers them a part of her family.

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