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

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 #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

Take it from Andy, if you're thinking about starting a business and working for yourself, LAUNCH HARRISONBURG is for you. Apply this weekend! Applications are due January 13th. ... See MoreSee Less

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2019 was a fantastic year for entrepreneurship in Harrisonburg. 92 new business licenses were issued. In 2018, 87 new licenses were issued, and in 2017, 88 were issued. Thank you to all the entrepreneurs that make the city's economy hum. And 2020 is looking even better! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg Economic Development

This is so exciting, congratulations!BIG NEWS! The Hub Coworking has an exciting move and rebrand coming this spring!

Renovations are underway at the former Big L Tire "flatiron" building on the corner of Gay and Liberty streets in Downtown Harrisonburg for a mixed use space and new home to The Hub. With our move, we chose to rebrand given the overabundance of "hub" spaces that have popped up since we first opened in 2015, including one in Staunton that often causes confusion. We settled on The Perch not only because of our mostly-second floor location, but also because we're creating an integrated space with the new Magpie Diner to facilitate more interaction with the broader community, increase our ability to host the hell out of events/meetups/classes and offer food and beverage services to enhance those gatherings. Exposure to the broader community will be a huge benefit for entrepreneurs and non-profits who often tend to be hidden away. Plus we're all super excited about excellent coffee roasted on site (thanks, Chestnut Ridge Coffee Roasters!) and lots of parking!

We are now taking applications for our limited inventory of Private Offices. If you are interested, please complete the google form found here: forms.gle/LuCrGny8Qu1n1o7BA

Dedicated Desks and General Memberships will be available as well and more information will be available soon.
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In the final video in our meet your entrepreneur facilitator series, hear why Andy Vanhook from Appeal Production is looking forward to facilitating LAUNCH HARRISONBURG. ... See MoreSee Less

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In the final video in our meet your entrepreneur facilitator series, hear why Tisha from PrePOPsterous is looking forward to facilitating LAUNCH HARRISONBURG. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Harrisonburg Economic Development

Congratulations Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport on your record breaking year! Fly local in 2020! ... See MoreSee Less

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CO.STARTERS, the company that we are working with for LAUNCH HARRISONBURG, recently rewrote their core values. These values will also play out in the first LAUNCH HARRISONBURG cohort.
Dedicated
Inventive
Supportive
Collaborative
Optimistic

It'll be DISCO time, come February!
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And now Tisha (PrePOPsterous), same question - why should folks be a part of the first cohort of LAUNCH HARRISONBURG? ... See MoreSee Less

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You met our two amazing facilitators yesterday. So let's ask them - why should you be a part of the LAUNCH HARRISONBURG cohort? First up is Andy Vanhook. ... See MoreSee Less

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The great part about LAUNCH HARRISONBURG is that you will be led by two successful, local entrepreneurs. We are thrilled to have Tisha McCoy-Ntiamoah, founder of PrePOPsterous, and Andy Vanhook, co-founder of Appeal Production, as the cohort facilitators. In this short video, meet Tisha! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Virginia Scan real estate database is a service of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.  The database is not a comprehensive listing of all commercial spaces and sites available in Harrisonburg.  If you are a property owner or commercial broker and would like your space listed in Virginia Scan, please contact Harrisonburg Economic Development.  View the list of select sites below or contact Harrisonburg Economic Development staff for a comprehensive overview of available commercial sites in the city.