Employment and Industries

From healthcare to agriculture and logistics, Rockingham County and the Harrisonburg Metro Area are home to a diverse group of businesses in a wide cross-section of industries. These businesses harness our region’s skilled labor pool and thrive due to our business-friendly environment. Learn more about the diverse business base we support in our region in the chart below and download our community profile for more information.

Employment by Sector

 Industry  Number Employed
 Government  10,240
 Manufacturing  10,150
 Healthcare  6,806
 Retail  6,630
 Accommodation & Food Service  6,364
 Transportation & Logistics  3,452
 Construction  3,051


Employment by Occupation

 Occupation  Number  Percent
 Sales & Office  13,980  24.4%
 Managerial, Professional & Related  13,740  24.0%
 Production, Transportation & Material Moving  11,970  20.9%
 Services  11,460  20.0%
 Construction, Extraction & Maintenance   5,680  9.9%
 Farming, Fishing & Forestry  380  0.7%
 Total  57,210  100%


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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