Harrisonburg, Virginia (PRWEB) January 09, 2013
Rockingham County Economic Development is pleased to announce the launch of the website for research and technology park, Innovation Village @ Rockingham (IV@R). The website address of the new website is http://www.ivatr.com.
IV@R is a 365-acre, Class A master planned village. It is located along the I-81 corridor in the Harrisonburg, Virginia Metropolitan Area. The tech park is within a two-hour drive of Washington, D.C. The robust transportation network, which also includes convenient access to I-64 and I-66, puts two-thirds of the U.S. population within a one-day drive, making product distribution efficient and cost-effective.
Future development will comprise office, laboratory, and light advanced manufacturing space as well as flexible, multi-use buildings, pedestrian trails, picnic areas, and a venue for concerts and events, providing ample space, facilities and opportunities for work and for recreation.
Utilities, including electricity, water, and natural gas, are already in place, and access to fiber optic technology is available.
Scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs can also draw upon a diverse pool of resources and talent. This includes a strategic partnership with James Madison University and its Office of Technology Transfer.
The Village has already attracted high-profile tenants. Independent research institute SRI International established its east coast campus, SRI Shenandoah Valley, at the tech park in 2009. SRI Shenandoah Valley and its internationally acclaimed Center for Advanced Drug Research operate a 40,000-square-foot research facility on a 25-acre campus in IV@R.
The County’s vision is that IV@R will become the region’s
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