Great American Main Street Award by the National Main Street Center
Fastest Growing City Along Virginia’s I-81 Corridor *2010-2020
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
If you're an entrepreneur with an idea or an innovation, you need to check out the Innovation Commercialization Assistance Program (ICAP)! This is a program offered at no fee to participants by the Virginia SBDC Network. It requires only a commitment of time and talent. Applications are due June 27!You can learn more at www.virginiasbdc.org/programs/icap/... See MoreSee Less
Working with ICAP begins with one-on-one meetings with an ICAP Mentor to assess a company’s status and determine their needs. The ICAP Team will continue to work with and support companies as long a...
What a great Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Tech Nite last night! Congratulations to the award winners from Harrisonburg!-- Pale Fire Brewing Company/Digital Minerva: Innovation in Community Impact-- withSimplicity/JMU X-Labs: Innovation in Development-- Caf2Code: People's Choice AwardYou made us proud! ... See MoreSee Less
Councilman Jones said it best, "We need new ways of celebrating the diversity of America and more opportunities to gather." We hear you! Join us for a day of joy and celebration as we recognize June 19, 1865, when a Union General rode into Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended and enslaved people were finally freed--nearly 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation became law.So we're having a block party alongside Sage Bird Ciderworks, Mayor Deanna Reed, Councilman Chris Jones, and other local businesses to celebrate freedom, and this beautifully diverse community!Our little block on N Liberty street will be closed Saturday 12-8pm.MUSIC!• Marlon Foster & Friends Jazz Trio, 2-4 pm• DJ Ike “The Spike” Miller, Old School R&B, 4-8 pmFOOD!• Tacos El Primo Food Truck open from 12-8 pm• SageBird Cider Works open• 5 pm, Juneteenth BBQ at Magpie—grilled and smoked meats, all the sides, red velvet cake, and strawberry lemonade! $10/person, children under 10 eat free. Beer, wine, and red cocktails available for purchase. No outside alcohol. Purchase a dinner ticket when you arrive.COMMUNITY!• FREE Covid Vaccine Clinic (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson) available for anyone ages 12 and up, 2-5 pm• Blood Pressure/Diabetes Screening by Sentara RMH, 2-5 pmEveryone welcome! Indoor and outdoor seating available, bring your lawn chairs (and your dancing shoes!)Please note: Magpie Diner will not be open for brunch on June 19 & 20.Hosted by Magpie Diner, Shenandoah Valley African-American Networking Group, Central Shenandoah Health District, and Sentara RMH ... See MoreSee Less
More accolades for Harrisonburg! Harrisonburg was ranked 9th out of over 300 metro areas in "Top Cities for Renters in 2021". Check out the full rankings below. This comes on the heels of the amazing exposure Harrisonburg and JMU received thanks to the incredible College World Series run by JMU softball!blog.dwellsy.com/top-cities-for-renters-2021/... See MoreSee Less
Massanutten Resort offers four-seasons of multigenerational activities in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Their 6,000 acres of mountain fun is recognized as one of the premier all-seasons r...
Star Wars, DC or Marvel....so many good choices. Here is Hydro-Quenchers opening menu!The moment we’ve been waiting’s for!! Here is our opening menu. We’ve selected 12 of our beverages to start off the launch of HQ. Take a look, pick your favorite, and come by on June 4th & 5th to get your drink! #hydroquenchers #coffee #harrisonburgva #harriosonburg #universityoutpost ... See MoreSee Less