‘Things Are Looking Up’

Construction Could Lead Local Economy’s Rebound, Development Leaders Say

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Posted: February 8, 2013

Brian Shull, Harrisonburg economic development director, predicts gains in construction activity to a gathering of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Billy Vaughn (left), Rockingham County development director, addresses a Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce audience on Thursday as his Harrisonburg counterpart, Brian Shull, looks on.
Barry DuVal, president of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, speaks at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Chamber of Commerce’s economic outlook gathering on Thursday morning.
Jane Kusiak, executive director of the Council of Virginia’s Future, says, “I can’t emphasize enough how important regional economic development is.”
HARRISONBURG — One of the hardest-hit industries in the economic downturn of five years ago could surge this year in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.

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