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Work and Life In Balance

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

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

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

Ranked #18 in the Top 100 Smartest Cities in the U.S. – Lumosity, 2013

Ranked #3 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

2 days ago

Harrisonburg Economic Development

Happy birthday Mr. Madison!

James Madison's Birthday: Wreath Laying CeremonyMarch 16, 2018, 1:30pmJames Madison's MontpelierCommemorate the 267th birthday of James Madison, featuring the United States Marine Corps' Honor Guard, Color Guard, and Firing detail, during this annual wreath-laying ceremony. The official ceremony commences at 1:30 PM at the Madison Family Cemetery. Mark Herring, Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, will be the featured speaker. In the House, Mr. Madison will accept birthday wishes.

A special in-depth tour highlighting Madison's role as Father of the Constitution will be offered at 11:00AM and 3:00PM.

Signature tours will be offered every 30 minutes between 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
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2 days ago

Harrisonburg Economic Development

Very excited for the opening and to have the largest conference space between Roanoke and Winchester! A huge asset for Harrisonburg.

Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center
Take a closer look inside Hotel Madison! First of four videos we will be releasing on our construction progress. Hope you enjoy.
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