Renowned Colleges and Universities
College Graduates Annually
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

Harrisonburg with 22 winners!!! And a ton more special places taking home 2nd and 3rd place. Come on out and discover these places soon! ... See MoreSee Less
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#EconDevWeek is about celebrating our regional businesses, localities, education leaders, and strategic partners who work tirelessly to grow and sustain a healthy economy. Since 2019, new and existing businesses have invested over $1.3 billion and created over 1,200 jobs in #theshenandoahvalley. Learn more about those investments here >> bit.ly/3y5pqkS. 🌟#EDW2021 #econdev #shenandoahvalleylife #shenandoahvalleyliving #svlife ... See MoreSee Less
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Shop Harrisonburg This Spring! Enjoy the shops, the dining and exploring all that Harrisonburg has to offer! ... See MoreSee Less
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An update from the Island Wing Company.....can't wait! ... See MoreSee Less
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In celebration of the beautiful weekend ahead, here's the full 30 second ad for Shop Harrisonburg This Spring! Recognize any of the businesses? Appearing in the ad are Jimmy Madison's Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar, Branchs soft serve ice cream etc, Rodamer's Landscaping Inc., Vito's Italian Kitchen, The Wishing Well, The Yellow Button, and Mossy Creek Fly Fishing!www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK_NBm4iWLs ... See MoreSee Less
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