MSA Population
Renowned Colleges and Universities
Great American
Main Street
Fastest Growing
City in Virginia*

Work and Life In Balance

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

Named one of America’s Top 10 Mountain Bike Towns – National Geographic Society, 2015

Ranked #32 in the nation for Best Small Places for Business & Careers – Forbes, 2015

Named the Best Place to be a Millennial – Blue Ridge Outdoors, 2014

Ranked #2 safest metro area in the South – FBI Crime Stats, 2015

Named 1 of the 10 Most Exciting Places in Virginia – Movoto, 2015

Honored with the 2014 Great American Main Street Award – National Main Street Center, 2014

Enjoyed hearing Travis and Corri Loan's entrepreneurial story at the Valley Business Summit. Congrats on the success of Tropical Smoothie Cafe - Port Rd., Harrisonburg!
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Employers and veteran owned businesses should utilize the services of the state's Virginia Values Veterans initiative. The program helps employers understand, design, and implement nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining Veterans. www.dvsv3.com
The graph below highlights some interesting stats about Veterans in the workforce in Virginia.
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