Getting Started

In the business-friendly environment of the Harrisonburg Metro Area, the process of starting a new company is straightforward and streamlined. Whether the business is located in Rockingham County or the independent City of Harrisonburg, government officials are ready to assist with guidance and resources to transform your concept into reality.

Our team is here to provide you with the information you need to get your business up and running. We can:
  • Provide information about pad-ready sites, available buildings, local and state incentives and workforce development programs
  • Help you determine whether the site you have selected for your business will require rezoning or a special-use permit
  • Guide you through the process of acquiring permits and designations


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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