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 heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Harrisonburg is the ideal location for business owners 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

Selected as 1 of 4 in Best Towns To Visit in 2021 – Film Daily, 2021

Great ad Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance! ... See MoreSee Less
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Shenandoah Valley Airport will have your electric car charged and ready (for free) for you when you return home! ... See MoreSee Less
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**New Business Alert** (number 2 for the day)They're in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Mexico City, London....and now Harrisonburg! Welcome to The Friendly City Falafel Inc! Their grand opening is tomorrow in Forbes Crossing at 1645 Reservoir St. Falafel Inc. was voted #1 new restaurant in Washington, D.C. and have a mission to support refugees.www.youtube.com/watch?v=62d4zvVg4xM&t=1s ... 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. This year's dedicated sponsor of the "Game Changer" initiative is Harrisonburg's own Appeal Production. See the invite below for a lunch and learn. Read more at: jmusports.com/news/2021/9/2/corporate-partnerships-jmu-athletics-small-business-game-changer-camp... ... See MoreSee Less
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The JMU branding at Shenandoah Regional Airport looks great! It conveys such good community spirit to travelers coming through SHD.#FlyLocal www.flyshd.com ... See MoreSee Less
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There is a lot to experience in our beautiful Valley.From the youthful energy of major universities to the expansive potential of reimagined manufacturing centers, Shenandoah Valley cities provide a flavor of urban living that is sure to match any professional style. bit.ly/3sMWMmt 📸: James Madison University students study in downtown Harrisonburg.#shenandoahvalleyliving #svlife #shenandoahvalleylife #livehere #movehere #econdev #economicdevelopment ... See MoreSee Less
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