The price of diesel, like other commodities, has risen over the past few months. However, the reasons for the diesel increases are somewhat different from the hikes seen in other commodity products.

The median days on the market for a home in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County dropped by nearly 62% in the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2020, according to data from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors.

Though the unemployment rate has recovered from peaking in double digit percentages during the COVID-19 pandemic, data increasingly show a stalled job recovery, according to Richmond Federal Reserve Bank economists.

The Harrisonburg Economic Development Authority approved two resolutions opening the door for state and city money to flow to Shenandoah Valley Organic for its new site at 350 Acorn Drive.

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Sentara announced it is accelerating its goal to raise its starting minimum wage to $15 an hour, according to press release from the Norfolk-based health care system.

A grant from the regional economic development group GO Virginia will be used to create an online interface for small-scale agricultural producers to more effectively get their product to market, according to a Thursday press release from GO Virginia.

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The Harrisonburg Economic Development Authority will hold a meeting Friday to discuss the terms of an agreement for a financial grant for Shenandoah Valley Organic's new plant in the city, according to Michael Parks, city spokesman.

Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, along with Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, have reintroduced a bill to allow training programs and other short-term credential programs to be eligible for federal Pell Grants.

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Grayson Hopkins, of Edinburg, is one of the roughly half a million Virginians who lost their jobs when the economy collapsed as the number of COVID-19 cases swelled and the government mandated shutdowns back last spring.

Wednesday’s announcement of Valley Guard Supply’s $1 million expansion shares something in common with another major economic development project announced in November: Harrisonburg and company officials were mum on the developments until a formal announcement came down from Gov. Ralph North…

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In December, unemployment for the Harrisonburg metro area rose for the first time since May and employment figures declined for the second month in a row, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Though the pandemic will reduce the positive economic impact of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament in Harrisonburg, it will still benefit the area, according to local economic development experts.

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Public hearings are planned for a potential multifamily development between Blue Ridge Drive, Country Club Road, Country Club Court and the railway during Wednesday’s Planning Commission meeting, according to city documents.

Construction is underway and plans are being approved for a slew of developments in the Stone Spring corridor near Sentara RMH Medical Center, according to documents provided by Rockingham County staff Friday.