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Business leaders discuss Harrisonburg and Rockingham County economy

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce president Frank Tamberino speaks with someone at...
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce president Frank Tamberino speaks with someone at the meeting.(WHSV)
Published: Apr. 10, 2018 at 11:38 AM EDT
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Business leaders in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are planning for a better future. The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce held its Economic Outlook Breakfast on Tuesday morning.

Leaders talked about the good and bad of doing business in the area. They also touched on how local higher education helps.

At the meeting, they talked about Blueprint Virginia 2025, a long-term plan for Virginia's economy.

Barry DuVal, the president of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, was at the meeting. He said the region has been prosperous, but there is always room for improvement.

"To ensure economic prosperity, the Valley needs to continue to invest in education, in workforce," DuVal said. "And improve Interstate 81, it should be a high priority for this region."

DuVal said the Valley does have great strengths, naming higher education and pro-business elected officials as two reasons for the region's success.