Rockingham County Economic Development

Industry associations and award committees are finally catching up to what residents and businesses have long known: the products cultivated and crafted in Rockingham County are among the very best. And with two-thirds of the US population within a day’s drive, the market access is ripe for lasting success for any business.

As part of the Harrisonburg Metro Area, one of the top performing metros in Virginia, Rockingham County offers the resources that make it easy for small businesses like Shenandoah Growers and large businesses like Merck, MillerCoors, and SRI International to succeed. 

Our region boasts:

  • A skilled, dedicated workforce
  • Ongoing educational and workforce training opportunities
  • Convenient access to Virginia’s major Interstate corridors
  • Pro-business climate
  • Genuine quality of life every season of the year


Doing Business in Rockingham County

Key Advantages

Explore our proximity to major markets, business-progressive climate, quality of life and other key advantages. LEARN MORE

Major Employers

Agriculture and food production, manufacturing and education are just some of our major industries. LEARN MORE

Local Innovators

Where even agriculture is becoming high-tech within our innovative, entrepreneurial County. LEARN MORE

Testimonials

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Our Team

Meet the people from our team and our broader community who are ready to help you. LEARN MORE

Contact Us

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Area Maps

Get a sense of our geography and our access to major markets, including D.C. and beyond. LEARN MORE


Meet Our Staff

George K. Anas, II
Assistant County Administrator /
Director of Economic Development
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Michele Bridges
Economic Development and Tourism Manager
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Casey Armstrong
Community Development Director
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Pete Kesecker
Development Plan Manager
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Diana Stultz
Zoning Administrator / Subdivision Agent
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Rhonda Cooper
Director of Planning
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James May
Senior Planner
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Barry Hertzler
Director of Public Works
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Phillip Rhodes
Deputy Director of Public Works
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Kathy McQuain
Parks and Recreation Director
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