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 – 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

We can't wait! Check out the latest tour of the Manufactory Collective! ... See MoreSee Less
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**New Business Alert 3** (busy day)Five Below is now open at the Valley Mall! ... See MoreSee Less
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**New Business Alert 2**BMC Bakes opens tomorrow! Congratulations to Sarah and the crew. Visit them at 157 N. Main Street!www.bmcbakes.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
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**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
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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
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Go Dukes! JMU FootballCan’t wait to see you all in Harrisonburg 😎Jonas Brothers | Bailey Zimmerman ... See MoreSee Less
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ESPN's GameDay is coming back for a third time! This is amazing exposure for Harrisonburg. Go Dukes! ... See MoreSee Less
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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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