Great American Main Street Award by the National Main Street Center
Fastest Growing Metro Area in Virginia
Located directly on the Interstate-81 corridor in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Harrisonburg is the ideal location for business owners 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 #1 in 50 Most Popular Mid-Size Cities People Are Moving To– moveBuddha.com, 2018
Ranked #2 for Lowest Cost of Business in Best Small Cities for Business– Forbes, 2019
#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
Selected as 1 of 4 in Best Towns To Visit in 2021 – Film Daily, 2021
Want to try the sandwich that Food & Wine magazine calls the best in the state? Well, it's right next door in Rockingham County at Turner Hams & Fulks Run Grocery! Congratulations on the well-deserved distinction! ... See MoreSee Less
Love to see the business collaborations! #hburgrocksIn just over a month, our brewery will be turning three years old! Normally we would be planning an extravagant weekend full of music and beer. But, as much as we'd love to do it again and see all your friendly faces, we can't responsibly do that right now.But that doesn't mean we won't be celebrating! Each year we like to use the anniversary to reflect on whatever lessons the prior year has brought us, and this past year has certainly been full of them. But if we were to take away just one, it would be the importance of supporting one another and working together.In that spirit, we decided that the best way to commemorate such an unforgettable year was to work with some of our friends and neighbors that help make downtown Harrisonburg the vibrant community that it is. Each business helped us to create a beer that mimics their individual contributions to our downtown scene, with our own spin on it. We'll be releasing each of these over the four weeks leading up to our anniversary weekend, with the following release schedule:1/29 - LOCAL Chop & Grill House 2/5 - Bittersweet Bakery 2/12 - Mashita 2/12 - Sage Bird Ciderworks 2/19 - Magpie Diner 2/19 - Lola's Delicatessen Stay tuned for more details about the individual collaborations and our anniversary festivities! ... See MoreSee Less
It now appears that the Paycheck Protection Program(PPP) lending portals will reopen around January 13-18. However, in that the SBA has issued their revised application forms, it is not currently know...
Meat, coffee creamer, frozen fruits and chocolate. These commodities represent some of the bread and butter business lines, literally, of Devon Anders’ mega storage and supply chain logistics compan...
Center for Innovative Technology Announces $7M Grant Funding Round for CommercializationThis round will provide grants up to $100,000 to support companies’ commercialization and market entry goals. Funding can be used for product or service development, market research, intellectual property protection, marketing and pilots. ... See MoreSee Less
The Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) on Thursday opened the application process for $7 million in grant funds from its new Commonwealth Commercialization Fund, focused on promoting...
More accolades for Harrisonburg! Selected in The 4 Best Tiny Towns to Visit in 2021 (okay, tiny isn't exactly accurate). But great, brief write-up. "Harrisonburg, Virginia has to be one of the most underrated small towns on the east coast, and one of small town America’s greats." That sums it up quite well! So, come on and Visit Harrisonburg Virginia. ... See MoreSee Less
A good one to check out....Virginia Small Business Development Center Webinar: Futurizing Your Business for 2021This webinar explores the current business environment during COVID-19 and the possibility of a downturn during the winter months and flu season. “Make hay while the sun is shining,” and try to put some resources aside. What do you need to continue to do to your business to survive and thrive in 2021 and serve the evolving consumer? It is a long and winding road.Register at: clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=900400074... See MoreSee Less