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Fastest Growing City Along Virginia’s I-81 Corridor *2010-2020

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

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The new episode is out!Make the most of your lunch hour and check out the latest #SVLife podcast 🎧>> bit.ly/37j2OS1. Brent Secrist, Plant Superintendent, talks about his Modine Manufacturing Company career path and what he appreciates most about his life in #theShenandoahValley. Learn more about this innovative company, growing a career in #manufacturing, and what makes the region an incredible place to raise a family.City of Buena Vista, Virginia - Government #shenandoahvalleylife #shenandoahvalleyliving #podcast #econdev #economicdevelopment #workforce #talentattraction #talentretention ... See MoreSee Less
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Over the past 12 months, Team SVP remained passionate and committed to improving the region's prosperity and quality of life. In the FY20-21 Annual Report, learn about:〽️ Recent economic activity🎥 Marketing efforts📣 Public and private investors Read now >> issuu.com/svp5/docs/svp_ar_singlepages#theshenandoahvalley #shenandoahvalleylife #shenandoahvalleyliving #Svlife #econdev #economicdevelopment #businessdevelopment #siteselection🎨 graphic design by Queen City Creative ... See MoreSee Less
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Can't make it to the downtown plan event at Pale Fire this evening? Well you have two other opportunities - Saturday at the amazing Magpie Diner, and Sunday on Court Square. ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you looking for a job that will spark your creativity, give you social connections, and also give you a great workout? Friendly City Dance Room is looking for 2 part time/full time instructors. Benefits Include:1. Extensive on the job training. 2. Great pay ($10-$30/hour) 3. Travel and higher professional training opportunities if desired.Duties include:1. Teaching community classes.2. Teaching/performing at events.3. Teaching individuals or couples. 4. Participation in team-building exercises.5. Some social media interaction.6. Occasional maintenance of the Dance Space. Learn more and apply at www.facebook.com/job_opening/136022828664801/?source=share ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy birthday Billy Jack's Wing & Draft Shack! 10 years old and you're already legendary!ATTENTION JACKTOWN FAM We are pleased to announce that it is your favorite small town bars 10th birthday!!! 🥳🎉💞🥂🥡 lots of blood, sweat, tears, and LOVE have gone into the success of our bar and we want to thank YOU for your years of loyalty to us ❤️🥳 thanks to our owners and AMAZING staff for making things go round everyday. cheers to another 10!! ... See MoreSee Less
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You're going to save money on parking, you're going to save money on gas, but most importantly you're going to save your sanity with a stress-free airport so close to home.Parking lots aren't real exciting... UNLESS you're returning from a long trip and your car is conveniently parked right next to the airline terminal. SHD offers FREE parking that helps you to get from your ✈️ to your 🚗 to your 🏠 in no time!#FeedbackFriday #FlySHD #FlyLocal ... See MoreSee Less
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