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Rockingham County Economic Development Launches New Website

Harrisonburg, Virginia (PRWEB) March 21, 2013

Rockingham County Economic Development is pleased to announce the launch of their new website,

Located along the I-81 corridor in west central Virginia, Rockingham County is part of the Harrisonburg Metropolitan Area, one of the top performing small metropolitan areas in Virginia and the United States. The county boasts a great transportation network, a relaxing lifestyle and a pro-business climate within a 2 hour drive of both Washington D.C. and Richmond.

Major corporations in biotechnology, information technology, food processing, manufacturing, aviation, and logistics grow and prosper in Rockingham County and surrounding areas, including SRI International, Rosetta Stone, MillerCoors, Merck, Virginia Poultry Growers Association, RR Donnell, Dynamic Aviation and others.

Innovation Village @ Rockingham, a 365-acre, Class A master planned technology park, is also located in the County. SRI International established its east coast campus, SRI Shenandoah Valley, at the tech park in 2009.

Rockingham County has a business-friendly government with streamlined permitting and officials who understand the value of private investment. County officials recognize the value of keeping the cost of doing business low. The six percent corporate tax rate has not increased since 1972.

The new website includes the following information and features:

Enhanced site and real estate information

Site selection consultants and prospective businesses now have access to a detailed database of land and buildings in the county. Visitors can search and map commercial real estate, as well as print and view parcel data on a GIS map directly from the website.

Updated site location information

Website visitors can get details on the location of Rockingham County, Virginia (including maps), information on business advantages, major employers, operating costs, the local government, transportation characteristics, utilities and more.

Information for new businesses and entrepreneurs

The Business Support Services section of the website gives visitors looking to start a business a step-by-step guide to starting a business in the County and what to expect when starting the business. The website also links existing businesses to workforce training information with local and state groups and programs.

Expanded news and publications section

Rockingham County staff can now publish news and items of interest in a centralized location. The website also links to publications that the County releases, as well as case studies of companies that have located and expanded in Rockingham County.

About Rockingham County Economic Development

Rockingham County Economic Development promotes Rockingham County, Virginia as a prime location for starting or growing a business. Economic Development’s mission is to increase the County’s tax base and create new jobs for our citizens. We achieve this by promoting the expansion of existing businesses while also marketing opportunities for new business investments.

Nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Rockingham County is part of the Harrisonburg Metropolitan Area in west central Virginia.

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