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 #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

#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

The holiday shopping season is here! Don't send your money to Seattle...shop Harrisonburg for the holidays! ... See MoreSee Less
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Some thanksgiving recipes in an economic development cooking show! Who would have thought! ... See MoreSee Less
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Another game changing project...Harrisonburg is on a roll! Coming soon, the Harrisonburg Innovation Hub: a place for startups, solopreneurs, established institutions, cottage industry businesses, and even for our local colleges and universities. At more than 26,000 square feet, the building will house up to 60 private offices, multiple shared conference rooms, an AV room for members to produce their own podcasts, a rooftop deck for events, and a variety of co-working spaces. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thanks Shenandoah Valley Partnership! Another great cooking show highlighting the great food, people and businesses in our fabulous Valley and city! ... See MoreSee Less
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Very exciting. Fun times ahead in Harrisonburg!GET AMPED, HARRISONBURG! We have been chosen as a 2023-2025 Levitt AMP grantee which means free live music is coming to Turner Pavilion starting this summer!We have been awarded a $90,000 matching grant from the Levitt Foundation to produce a free three-year live music series and it's thanks to your help for voting for Harrisonburg this past September. But that's not the end - we now need to raise $90,000 in matching donations and sponsorships. Our work starts NOW! Will you help us reach our fundraising goal? Learn more about opportunities to give and get involved at downtownharrisonburg.org/levitt-amp-harrisonburg ... See MoreSee Less
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Small Business Saturday is coming November 26th. A good time for some healthy gifts!Mark your calendars...✏️🗓Small Business Saturday is happening on 11/26 (next weekend), and we’re now fully stocked on gift cards 🙌🏼 So come kick off the holiday season with us over a delicious meal, smoothie, or dessert, then grab a couple of stocking stuffers for those VJK lovers in your life! 🎁 ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome to the Valley, Contour Airlines! We're thrilled to have you here. ... See MoreSee Less
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