Renowned Colleges and Universities
College Graduates Annually
Great American Main Street Award by the National Main Street Center
Lowest Cost of Business in Forbes Best Small Cities for Business


Located directly on the Interstate-81 corridor in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Harrisonburg is the ideal location for those 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 #2 for Lowest Cost of Business in Best Small Cities for Business – Forbes, 2019

#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

Ranked #12 out of 325 metro areas
in Best Places to Work in Manufacturing – SmartAsset, 2021

Aspiring entrepreneurs....LAUNCH Harrisonburg is coming soon! Stay tuned for more details.harrisonburgdevelopment.com/launch-harrisonburg/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Budding entrepreneurs!Welcome to this year's Dukes Venture Accelerator! This group is so diverse with ventures ranging from living plant walls to ergonomic guitars to a family card game. We are so excited to watch them grow as entrepreneurs over the next few weeks and hone in on their craft. Looking forward to seeing their pitches at Demo Day on July 13th! ... See MoreSee Less
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The first ever Harrisonburg Half is going to be a fun day in the city!Going into the weekend like ✊😆✊Hey! Happy Friday! Harrisonburg Half Marathon early bird pricing of $69 ends Sunday, June 12 @11:59pm. Lock in the lowest price of our premier running event TODAY! Here’s the link: vamomentum.com/harrisonburg-half-marathon/Shout out to our Founding Sponsors: Harrisonburg Animal Hospital, Dean Family Dental, Riner Rentals, DuPont Community Credit Union, Dr David Glazer - Function 4 Life, Excel Rocktown Running, Brothers Craft Brewing, Pale Fire Brewing Company, & D.A. Davidson Companies.And to our Collaborative Partners: Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation, Visit Harrisonburg Virginia, Harrisonburg Economic Development& Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance.#HarrisonburgHalfMarathon ... See MoreSee Less
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We're hiring!!Would you love to be a part of a team with a passion for the regional community? Apply today for our Project Coordinator position under SPCE's Economic and Community Development!joblink.jmu.edu/postings/12157JMU Youth Programs JMU Adult Degree Program Harrisonburg Economic Development Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Shenandoah Valley Partnership Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance ... See MoreSee Less
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Aspiring (or current) entrepreneurs get ready....our next LAUNCH HARRISONBURG cohort will be coming soon! Stay tuned. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Harrisonburg City Council is looking for your input on what they should look for in the next Harrisonburg City Manager. What skills, traits or attributes do you believe the next manager should bring to the city, and what do you consider the top priorities the new manager must be able to effectively manage immediately? Your responses to our survey will inform Council members as they interview candidates in the coming weeks. Please take the anonymous survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZGSSGCY ... See MoreSee Less
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