Located on the I-81 corridor in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Harrisonburg is the ideal location for business owners seeking a balance between 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
Honored with the 2014 Great American Main Street Award– National Main Street Center, 2014
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And for those of you keeping score at home (which I'm sure is most of you), here are the accolades Harrisonburg has received over the last couple of years: • 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 • Named one of the 25 Best Places to Retire in the U.S. – Forbes, 2017 • Ranked #1 in the Top Cities for Starting a Business in the U.S. – PennyGeeks.com, 2018 ... See MoreSee Less
More great press for the Burg....PennyGeeks.com has ranked Harrisonburg as the #1 Top City to Start a Business in the U.S.! If you're interested in starting a business in the #1 city, give Harrisonburg Economic Development a call! ... See MoreSee Less
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