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
**New Business Alert**Friendly City Events is ready to accept bookings! They are located in the heart of downtown on Bruce Street. Taron is a graduate of our spring 2023 LAUNCH HARRISONBURG cohort! Congratulations on the opening - check out their video below! ... See MoreSee Less
Great article in the DNR about Morgan Kraybill Gross and her new business - Valley Creative Reuse. Morgan is a graduate of our spring 2023 LAUNCH HARRISONBURG class! Visit her cool new store on S. High Street. ... See MoreSee Less
Caffeinate/Innovate *FIELD TRIP* edition 🐈🍵Thursday, Nov 30th, we are taking a stroll down the block to visit our neighbor, @aristocatcafe - @downtownharrisonburg’s very own cat cafe, with a twist...a partnership with the @hsscva, and serving up fine teas. Swapping coffee for tea this month, we will get to experience the atmosphere for ourselves first hand as we learn how Aristocat Cafe took their tea shop/cat dream and brought it to fruition. Note: we will be starting at 9a!! An hour later than normal ...enjoy your sleep😉You won’t want to miss the last C/I of 2023 ⚡️ ... See MoreSee Less
It sure is a great time to be a JMU Duke!! 💜We're excited to partner with JMU Athletics again this year to help small businesses in Virginia stand out! The winner of our Small Business Game Changer contest will receive a JMU Athletics marketing package valued at $20,000 and a video package from us valued at $10,000. Take your small business from invisible to irresistible! Learn More & Apply: ecs.page.link/sxL18... See MoreSee Less
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“Harrisonburg provides an ideal context for the highly technical work we perform for the U.S. Government. We are ideally located next to many excellent colleges and universities, which provide exceptional talent, and close enough to DC and Northern Virginia that we can conveniently interface with our customer and partners. To me, it comes down to quality of life. Our employees have very short commutes and there are a plethora of activities in the area that suit almost every interest.”
Mike Goertzen, Sr. Program Manager, Serco
“As Rocco considered options for our expansion, we were pleased with the partnership that Harrisonburg Economic Development provided as we worked our way through plan reviews, permit approvals, and inspections. It was helpful to have an ombudsman guiding us through the process. We are excited that we have the opportunity to continue to grow and invest in Harrisonburg.”
Fontaine Canada, President, Rocco Building Supplies