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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 #2 for Lowest Cost of Business in Best Small Cities for Business – Forbes, 2019

Named 1 of the 10 Most Livable College Towns in America – Strategistico.com, 2022

#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

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Attend the Harrisonburg International Festival this Saturday and then hear the story behind it on Thursday! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Harrisonburg Half Marathon is less than a month away! Whether this is your first half marathon or you are training for a PR, VA Momentum welcomes you to experience an energetic event in a vibrant community. Run past idyllic pastoral scenes and a pristine golf course through hospitable neighborhoods. Traverse the newly constructed Friendly City Trail and enjoy a lively beer garden and high-quality swag at the finish line. Runners who register before Oct. 2 will be guaranteed to get a free t-shirt! Follow VA Momentum for more updates. 📍 Westover Park + Friendly City Trail📅 October 15⏰ 7:00am-11:00amExcel Rocktown Running #Run #Runners #RunnersWorld #Marathon #HalfMarathon #Race #RunningCommunity #RunHappy ... See MoreSee Less
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Harrisonburg businesses with fewer than 250 employees - you are going to want to check this out! The JMU Small Business Game Changer promo is back! JMU Sports Properties provides the winning small business a valuable marketing package worth $20,000. Entries are due by November 21.Appeal Production is again sponsoring the "Game Changer" initiative. See the invite below for a hoops happy hour to learn more. To submit entry, go to: jmusports.com/sb_output.aspx?form=3439 ... See MoreSee Less
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Vote now!!!HDR is in the running for a major grant to bring more live, outdoor music to Harrisonburg! ... See MoreSee Less
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