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Lowest Cost of Business in Forbes Best Small Cities for Business

Located on the Interstate-81 corridor in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Harrisonburg is the ideal location for businesses seeking to balance quality of life with a low cost of doing business. As a university town, Harrisonburg is a bustling city with a young, talented workforce and a supportive business environment.   

National publications have recognized this unique combination of assets that Harrisonburg offers: 

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

#2 in 10 Best Mountain Towns in Virginia
Travel & Leisure, 2024

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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Shout out to Massanutten Regional Library! They are such an important part of our community, and an anchor in downtown Harrisonburg. Here are some stats that show all they do! ... See MoreSee Less
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Only one week left to register for Connect & Celebrate: Virginia #Intern Day on July 25, hosted by the Virginia #Internship Experience Workgroup and #JMU’s Office of Economic and Community Engagement. Limited spots are left, so reserve your spot by July 18! Register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-and-celebrate-tickets-912085009817#JMUResearch James Madison University Virginia TOP Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center Shenandoah Valley Partnership Shenandoah Community Capital Fund - SCCF JMU Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance Harrisonburg Economic Development Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce City of Staunton, VA – Government Grow Waynesboro Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce Augusta County Economic Development & Tourism ... See MoreSee Less
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You're looking at the latest graduates of our Launch Harrisonburg program! This was a fantastic cohort. Over 10 weeks, they were incredibly committed and engaged, learning from our facilitators and each other. A big thank you to our 2 facilitators, Nick Koger and Chris Ashley. They dedicated their time and talent to help build the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Harrisonburg! ... See MoreSee Less
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Calling all for-profit and non-profit employers from any industry, of any size, from sole proprietors to large companies and organizations. Want to start, expand, or enhance your #Internship program? The Shenandoah Valley Internship Symposium for Employers is the event for you!Why attend? Discover the benefits, “how-tos,” and best practices for accessing fresh talent through #Internships and further developing your workforce. Learn how hosting interns provides an excellent ROI: for a small investment of resources, you will reap great rewards for your business or organization! Register here by July 31: forms.office.com/r/k5fSbLT9uv#ShenandoahValley #EconomicDevelopment #JMUResearch #WorkforceDevelopment ShenValley Young Professionals Association (YPA) Virginia TOP Shenandoah Valley Partnership Virginia Economic Developers Association Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Virginia Career Works - Shenandoah Valley Region JMU Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance Harrisonburg Economic Development Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce Grow Waynesboro GO Virginia ... See MoreSee Less
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Could you use $4,000 To Help Your Business Grow? Apply for a business development grant from the NASE - National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE). You could receive up to $4,000 for your small business through the NASE Growth Grants program. Grants can be used for marketing, advertising, hiring employees, expanding facilities, and other specific business needs. Membership info and how to apply: www.nase.org/become-a-member/member-benefits/business-resources/growth-grants ... See MoreSee Less
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Looking for a little extra promotion for your business but your advertising budget is tapped out? MORE 96.1 and Pendelton Community Bank are giving local businesses a chance to spread the word about their business to potential customers with Free Plug Friday!Just register your business below for the chance to be featured on Fridays. One business is randomly selected each week.https://more961.com/2024/05/01/free-plug-friday/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Attention Harrisonburg residents! Looking for a FREE WAY to beat the heat this weekend? Westover Pool will be open to City residents Saturday and Sunday for no cost. Join us this weekend and stay cool in the pool! ... See MoreSee Less
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