County Pumps Up Business

Program Aims To Help Local Enterprises Expand Markets

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Posted: January 30, 2014

Lisa Smith, an eight-year employee with Friendship Industries, packs up small toll booth tags headed for Puerto Rico on Wednesday at the Harrisonburg company’s location. Friendship Industries recently participated in Rockingham County’s new economic development initiative that seeks to help new and existing businesses succeed by providing market data. (Photos by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
Racheal Davis wraps up cardboard at Friendship Industries on Wednesday. Friendship Industries offers a variety of services, from providing third-party logistics to performing packaging services and certified document destruction. Rockingham County used data from the organization to generate a profile of the people it serves.
Darest Taylor assembles the components for packages that will go into a U.S. Air Force flight vest, providing pilots with first aid and escape-and-evasion tools, Wednesday at Friendship Industries.

HARRISONBURG — Rockingham County officials plan to reach out to local businesses to find ways for them to be more successful.

The business retention and expansion campaign isn’t exactly new, but…



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