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 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 –, 2022

#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., 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, 2019

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

The agenda is set, the conference center is go on sale tomorrow for Valley TechCon! We have a great lineup of speakers. The topics vary from technical discussions to sessions on how to grow your technology business to sessions on the business impact of technology. I hope to see you on May 25th in Harrisonburg. www.valleytechcon.comA huge thank you to the JMU College of Business for their platinum level support! ... See MoreSee Less
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Chris is not only a great entrepreneur himself, but as one of the LAUNCH HARRISONBURG facilitators, he gives of his time helping aspiring entrepreneurs reach their dreams.Entrepreneur and innovator, Chris Ashley has founded 7 companies and is constantly reimagining and challenging the possibilities around manufacturing, tech and education. As the current Founder of Collegiate Customs - a custom apparel company located in Harrisonburg, VA - Chris's company delivers custom apparel and promotional gear to college organizations, fashion lines, and other businesses across the country. Come with ALL the questions!Caffeinate/Innovate is a free community event we hold in order to bring energizing people and ideas together over coffee and conversation. Bring a pal, grab coffee, leave buzzed by community + ideas!Caffeinate/Innovate: Chris Ashely ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is the Big Day!🥳🥳🥳You're invited to Branch's Grand Opening! 🔥@ 4PM🔥 Address: 54 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA ...March Weekly Schedule: 23 Thursday: Grand Opening Day! 4-9pm24 Friday: Open 4-9pm25 Saturday: Bridgwater Baseball Tournament 9am-3pm @ Oakdale Park 26 Sunday: Closed27 Monday: Open 4-9pm28 Tuesday: Open 4-9pm29 Wednesday: #HarrisonburgVA #icecream ... See MoreSee Less
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A good way to celebrate the arrival of spring! ... See MoreSee Less
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So I may have been a liiiiiittle too vague when I announced that we were moving. Long story short: we’re moving (not closing). I should be able to announce our new location soon. In the meantime, here is out tentative timeline. If you want more background, check out my latest post on the #comfycozyblog. ... See MoreSee Less
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Woo hoo!Celebrate the vernal equinox with The Little Grill ☀️ We start serving breakfast & lunch tomorrow! Check out our new hours below ❤️MON: 7 am - 2 pm TUE: 7 am - 2 pmWED: 7 am - 2 pmTHU: 7 am - 2 pmFRI: 7 am - 2 pm(Weekday break 7-11, lunch 11-2)SAT: 7 am - 3 pm (break 7-12, lunch 12-3)SUN: 9 am - 3 pm (breakfast all day) ... See MoreSee Less
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Harrisonburg Half Marathon is Saturday, October 7th! Lock in that $69 early bird pricing now thru March 31. by Harrisonburg Animal Hospital, Riner Rentals, Dean Family Dentistry, Pure Shenandoah, DuPont Community Credit Union, Dr David Glazer - Function 4 Life & Excel Rocktown Running. Post Race Beer Garden hosted by Brothers Craft Brewing, Pale Fire Brewing Company & Sage Bird Ciderworks. With collaboration from Harrisonburg Economic Development, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation - Athletics, and Visit Harrisonburg Virginia. #harrisonburghalfmarathon #harrisonburg #downtownharrisonburg #virginia ... See MoreSee Less
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