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 Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Harrisonburg is the ideal location for those 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

Ranked #12 out of 325 metro areas
in Best Places to Work in Manufacturing – SmartAsset, 2021

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Big news! Calling all entrepreneurs - Caffeinate/Innovate is back!We're kicking off this great series again on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 8-9 am at The Perch at Magpie! Mark your calendars and watch for our guest bio tomorrow...it’s a good one! Held the last Thursday of each month, Caffeinate/Innovate mornings start with mingling and hot coffee from Chestnut Ridge Coffee Roasters, followed by a guest entrepreneur with an inspiring origin story, insightful lessons learned, and answers to all of your burning questions.FREE AND OPEN TO ALL! ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out the new Chamber website!As a part of our continuing efforts to provide our members with new tools and resources, your Chamber has launched a NEW and IMPROVED website. Check it out >>> hrchamber.org ... See MoreSee Less
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To support your favorite businesses in Best of Virginia 2022, you have to vote in the right region. Check out this map, or visit VirginiaLiving.com/Our-Regions for a county by county list. ~Vote in one region or all five at SurveyMonkey.com/r/BOV2022!~ #VirginiaLiving #BestOfVirginia #BOV2022 ... See MoreSee Less
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Virginia Scan is a service of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. The database is not a comprehensive listing of commercial spaces/sites available in Harrisonburg. If you would like your space listed in Virginia Scan, please contact us.