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 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
Good, fun Valley living!We are excited to announce MAJOR terrain expansion in the coming years! ⛷️🔹 New for the 2021-22 season is a new conveyor lift and expanded beginner terrain and the opening of a new “Most Difficult” terrain under the existing lift 5 lift line.🔹 2022 is where the real excitement begins with the addition of two new trails, a new “More Difficult” trail and a new “Most Difficult” trail with both being served by lift 6.🔹 The 2023 season will see the installation of a new detachable quad lift to replace the existing quad lift 6 to the peak and a new double black diamond “Most Difficult” trail under the lift.🔹 Exciting as that is, we're still not done yet with the summer of '24 seeing two additional “More Difficult” trails, with one connecting Paradice to Mass Transit and another new trail off lift 5.Check out full details including upcoming 50th celebration events and giveaways at massresort.com/50years. #massresort #50thcelebration ... See MoreSee Less
The Shenandoah Valley on the rise! The August 2021 data shows that out of 13 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) in Virginia, the three lowest MSA unemployment rates are all in the Shenandoah Valley.Winchester - 2.8%Staunton/Waynesboro - 3.2%Harrisonburg - 3.3% ... See MoreSee Less
New grant program announced - USDA pandemic assistance program for small producers, processors, distributors and farmers markets impacted by COVID19. The program aims to assist small businesses in certain commodity areas, including specialty crop producers, meat, and other processors; distributors; and farmers markets. Small businesses and nonprofits in these industries can apply for a grant to cover COVID-related expenses such as workplace safety measures (e.g., personal protective equipment (PPE), retrofitting facilities for worker and consumer safety, shifting to online sales platforms, transportation, worker housing, and medical costs. The minimum funding request is $1,500 and the maximum funding request is $20,000.usda-prs.grantsolutions.gov/usda... See MoreSee Less
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