Renowned Colleges and Universities
College Graduates Annually
Great American Main Street Award by the National Main Street Center
Fastest Growing
Metro Area in Virginia

Located directly on the Interstate-81 corridor in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Harrisonburg is the ideal location for business owners seeking to successfully balance work and life.  As a university town, Harrisonburg enjoys all the arts and amenities of a big city combined with the ease, recreation and charm of a small city.  Harrisonburg continually receives national recognition, including:

Ranked #1 in 50 Most Popular Mid-Size Cities People Are Moving To – moveBuddha.com, 2018

Ranked #3 for Lowest Cost of Business in Best Small Cities for Business – Forbes, 2017

Ranked #6 in America’s Favorite Towns
– Travel & Leisure, 2016

Named one of America’s Top 10 Mountain Bike Towns – National Geographic Society, 2017

Ranked #1 in the Top Cities for Starting a Business in the U.S. PennyGeeks.com, 2018

Named one of the 25 Best Places to Retire in the U.S. – Forbes, 2017

Ranked #7 out of 325 metro areas in Best Places for Millennials to Move
 Reviews.org, 2019

An all time high for monthly passenger traffic at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) was set in October! People are discovering the ease of travel and great service at SHD!🖐 HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND! 🖐

Our October passenger numbers are in and we're celebrating the best month EVER in airline passenger traffic at SHD!

Still haven't tried our United jet service for yourself? With more flights and an improved schedule starting December 4th, now is the perfect time to plan your next trip!

#FlySHD #FlyLocal
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September unemployment data: The biggest decline in jobless rates occurred in the Harrisonburg and Charlottesville areas, both down four-tenths of a point from August.

A breakdown of Metropolitan Statistical Area numbers shows:
Bristol: 2.8% in September, down from 3.1% in August.
Charlottesville: 2.2%, down from 2.6%.
Hampton Roads: 2.7%, down from 3%.
Harrisonburg: 2.3%, down from 2.7%.
Lynchburg: 2.9%, down from 3.2%.
New River Valley: 2.6%, down from 2.9%.
Northern Virginia: 2.1%, down from 2.3%.
Richmond: 2.6%, down from 2.9%.
Roanoke: 2.5%, down from 2.8%.
Staunton-Waynesboro: 2.2%, down from 2.5%.
Winchester: 2.1%, down from 2.4%.

Micropolitan areas around the state were:
Bluefield: 3.8%, down from 4.2%.
Big Stone Gap: 4.3%, down from 4.8%.
Danville: 3.5%, down from 3.9%.
Martinsville: 3.1%, down from 3.4%.
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Are you a current, former or recovering Entrepreneur? Are you interested in giving back and growing our business community? If so, we are seeking folks like you to be a facilitator for our new entrepreneur bootcamp - Launch Harrisonburg - Powered by Co.Starters. We are holding a 'train the trainer' event led by Co.Starters on November 21 and 22. If you're interested in learning more, email peirce.macgill@harrisonburgva.gov. ... See MoreSee Less

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Beyond big news!!! Today the ribbon was cut for the Educational Security Operations Center (ESOC) at Massanutten Technical Center. This ESOC is the first in the country that is training high school students in a SOC environment. Some colleges are doing it, but no one is doing it at the high school level - until now. Congrats MTC! Harrisonburg is breaking new ground in training tomorrow's cyber security analysts. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Virginia Scan real estate database is a service of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.  The database is not a comprehensive listing of all commercial spaces and sites available in Harrisonburg.  If you are a property owner or commercial broker and would like your space listed in Virginia Scan, please contact Harrisonburg Economic Development.  View the list of select sites below or contact Harrisonburg Economic Development staff for a comprehensive overview of available commercial sites in the city.