Business Assistance

Harrisonburg and Rockingham County’s economy is vibrant and growing. Benefitting from a planned growth model, two technology zones and an ideal location, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area is the perfect home for your business. Many opportunities exist for further local development and below you will find helpful resources for not only starting, but also maintaining and growing your business here in the valley.

Contemplating starting a new business? There are many things to keep in mind when creating a business entity. Please find below several checklist’s to help you through some of the start-up considerations.

Business Start-Up Considerations (PDF) (provided by PBGH, LLP, certified accountants)

Planning Your Start-Up Checklist (provided by the Shenandoah Valley SBDC)


B³ (B-Cubed) Black and Brown Owned Business Growth Program 

Nationwide events during the summer of 2020 have influenced many people in our area to seek to help Black and Brown owned businesses within our community. In response to that desire, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber’s Diversity Business Council has mapped out a strategy to grow Black and Brown-owned businesses in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Additionally, B³ seeks to create a welcoming culture that will attract new Black and Brown-owned business ventures and will encourage increasing investment from our existing Black and Brown-owned businesses.

B³ blends a combination of comprehensive business support including business plan development or improvement, marketing guidance, technical assistance, micro-loans, small grants, mentorship, and networking support. B³ utilizes a phased assistance approach, customized to the businesses current stage and needs.

To find more information click below.

B³ (B-Cubed)-Black and Brown Owned Business Growth Program

Participation Form