Business View Magazine | September 2020

291 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2020 HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA FRIENDLY BY NATURE H arrisonburg, the county seat of Rockingham County, is an independent city with pride of place in the beautiful central Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia, only two hours from Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C. along Interstate 81. Very much a college community with two universities in the City limits (James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University), Harrisonburg provides a vibrant atmosphere for the young and young at heart. James Madison University (JMU) has a strong presence that has buoyed not only the academic atmosphere but is a major factor in redevelopment and business attraction.