Law, finance and government have traditionally driven Richmond's economy and the immediate area around the Two Paragon Place Center can count among its occupiers several notable legal and banking firms. The area also draws some of the best creative talent in the United States with advertising firms prominent in the local economy. Six current Fortune 500 companies have headquarters buildings in the area and there are another five Fortune 1000 companies with an HQ building in the city, while other leading firms also have a significant presence in Richmond.The Greater Richmond area is often cited as one of the best cities in the United States in which to do business, putting it above significant rivals including Boston. The Greater Richmond Chamber has been a strong force in shaping the financial, educational, and civic wellbeing of the region and offers many opportunities for business development through networking. The city also hosts the rapidly-developing Virginia Bio Technology Research Park.