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Keep up with what’s happening at Harrisonburg Economic Development and all around the city. Check back often for updates.

Timeline PhotosA neighborhood diner—that was always the vision. We love seeing people walk and bike to @magpie and @theperch_workspace so look what we just installed to make that even easier—the first of two bikes racks! Ride on over for breakfast today 🚲🍳☕️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Great Tourism video! You're going to need at least a 4 day weekend for this quick getaway to Charlottesville and Harrisonburg.
#hburgrocks #wanderlove
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We want to hear from you! What do you love about the farmers market? What do you wish you could change? Interested in volunteering? Really excited about tomatoes? Let us know by filling out our new customer survey! (link below)

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Winner for the Outstanding Main Street Business in Virginia! Congrats Lineage! ... See MoreSee Less

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DID YOU KNOW? The average commute time in Harrisonburg is 16.1 minutes, compared to 34.8 minutes in the D.C. region. That difference adds up to 162 hours more per year spent in a car or train or bus. What would you do with an extra 162 hours per year? Spend more time with family, hang out with friends, ride a bike, play golf, learn a new skill? If you have friends in the D.C. region, intervene! Tell them to stop wasting valuable time and discover what’s possible in Harrisonburg! ... See MoreSee Less

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Business owners - we'll laminate and drop off one of these posters (see below) for you. Just call us or reply below. Or you can print them off and post them in your windows. Help keep the recovery moving forward! We don't want to go backwards. ... See MoreSee Less

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Coming soon....Today's glimpse into the future takes place in our new deli, kitchen and cafe areas. There will be counter seating as well as tables and chairs across the front of the store, beside the new windows. There will also be hot bar and salad bar stations.
#futurehappeningnow
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City and JMU CIS&BSAN Executive Advisory Board Partner to Discuss Growing the Cybersecurity Sector

HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA (April 10, 2017) — Last Friday, the city of Harrisonburg’s Department of Economic Development (HED) hosted a cybersecurity forum in partnership with James Madison University’s Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics (CIS&BSAN).  HED was seeking industry input on the cybersecurity eco-system and assets necessary to grow the sector in the city.  The forum, dubbed Cybersecurity Cafe, was facilitated by Chris Stammer of Voluminant.

The day-long, robust discussion provided feedback to HED on how best to position the city to attract and grow cybersecurity companies.  The discussion included the infrastructure needs, workforce credential needs and student education needs of industry, as well as potential economic development incentives and best marketing practices to build a successful cybersecurity eco-system.

The forum provided action steps and agreements for continued partnerships for the future.  The action steps compiled during the day will form the critical components of the city’s strategic plan to grow the cybersecurity sector in Harrisonburg.

To see pictures and an overview video of the day, please visit our Cybersecurity Forum page.