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

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**Harrisonburg business owners - this is a great program!**The Small Business Resiliency Teams program is back! Businesses accepted into the program will receive one-on-one business counseling, and the SBDC will pay a technical expert to work with you in one of three fields: eCommerce & marketing, Finance, or Operational Efficiencies.Harrisonburg is proud to be a funding partner in this program, which has seen great success. Applications are now being accepted!Apply at forms.gle/zAVXSVph2adC1yt3A ... See MoreSee Less
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A new downtown destination is coming soon!A legend is making its way to downtown Harrisonburg! We are excited to announce the arrival of our new neighbors, the Texas Inn (a.k.a. The T-Room) to 95 S. Main Street this month.From its humble beginnings as a 10-seat diner known as the Texas Tavern in Lynchburg, Virginia, the Texas Inn has won numerous awards for our chili and hot dogs, as well as been featured on many TV shows.Founded in 1935, they are best known for their secret recipe chili, delicious homemade relish, and our signature sandwich — the Western. Find them soon on Main Street, right across from Billy Jack's!Learn more at texasinn.com ... See MoreSee Less
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