Hammond Asset Management - Harrisonburg Accolades
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Harrisonburg Accolades
Employers are quickly discovering the tremendous assets available in the Harrisonburg area.  Ideally situated two hours from Washington D.C. and Richmond, the Shenandoah Valley offers a great quality of life, a highly skilled workforce, and a robust technology infrastructure
~ Virginia Business Magazine ~
  • Ranked 3rd Top State for Business in the U.S.
  • Ranked 9th Safest Small City in the U.S.
  • Ranked 22nd for Best Performing Small Cities in the U.S.
  • Ranked top 20% metro for New Business Opportunities in the U.S.
  • Ranked 1st for MSA's Job Growth in Virginia
  • Ranked 2nd for concentration of High-Tech Companies in Virginia
  • Ranked 2nd fastest growing city in Virginia
  • Ranked 3rd among all small metros for Low Crime rate in Virginia
  • James Madison University ranked Top Public, Master's Level University in the South
  • JMU ranked Highest Graduation in the South
  • JMU ranked in Forbes 'America's Best Colleges'
  • JMU ranked 22nd in Kipplinger's 'Best Values in Public Colleges'
  • JMU ranked 29th in Bloomberg's 'Best Business Schools in America'
  • Harrisonburg High School ranked 30th in Virginia
  • Annual retail sales in the county and city total approximately $1.5 billion
  • Located approximately 130 miles from Washington D.C.
Pro-Business Government
  • Tax Exemptions for businesses moving to the Harrisonburg Downtown Technology Zone
    • Three-year business, professional, and occupational license tax/fee exemption
    • Water and Sewer connection fee exemption
    • Partial exemption for certain rehabilitations, renovations, or replacements of structures no less than twenty-five years of age
  • Virginia ranked as 'Top State to do Business' by Fortune Magazine
  • James Madison University:  America's Best Colleges. Forbes. (Online) Available from:  www.forbes.com [Accessed 2011-2014]
  • Manners, Doug. Daily News Record Online.  2011-2014
  • Milken Institute (2011-2014)
  • Shull, Brian.  Harrisonburg City Economic Development Department.  [Referenced Expansion Management Magazine] Discussions: 2010-2014