The Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP) is an energetic and forward-looking organization seeking to increase economic prosperity in the Shenandoah Valley. By providing a forum for cooperation and collaboration throughout the Valley’s counties and independent cities, private-sector businesses, and educational institutions, the Partnership:

  • Encourages businesses to establish operations in the Shenandoah Valley through capital investments and job creation
  • Serves as an advocate for existing business expansions
  • Assists with regional workforce development efforts

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The SVP engages with local companies and individuals who want to contribute to economic prosperity in the Shenandoah Valley. These businesses and individuals that invest in the SVP join a larger, collective effort that drives innovation and ingenuity and helps cultivate growth for the next chapter of our region. SVP investors remain updated regularly on the marketing results of the organization and have the opportunity to contribute to efforts to enhance local economic development initiatives in the region. SVP, through these investments, serves as a facilitator and connector for existing businesses while also growing the region’s reputation and exposure across the country.

These investments help fund the SVP’s business development and marketing activities, providing the ability to tell the story of doing business in the Shenandoah Valley with one voice through direct outreach to companies in target industries, site location, tax and real estate consultants; participation in state-led trade missions; and attendance at national and regional industry trade shows and conferences.

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To join the SVP and support our mission for regional economic development growth, investors are required to make an annual investment. This self-selected contribution amount is determined by the impact on overall economic development growth each investor wants to support for the region.

  • For companies who meet or exceed six employees, the minimum annual investment is $1,000.
  • For companies with five or fewer employees, the minimum annual investment is $500 until you meet or exceed a total of six employees.
  • The SVP invoices on a fiscal-year billing cycle beginning at the start of our fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). If you initially invest in the middle of a fiscal year, your first annual investment will be a prorated amount to cover the remaining months in the current fiscal year. Your second-year investment will reflect your self-selected investment level.
  • SVP investments cover a fiscal-year billing period (July 1 – June 30).
  • Many of our investors who are committed to economic prosperity and growth in the region voluntarily invest more than the minimum. Connect with SVP staff to discuss this opportunity.
  • Partnership investments may be deductible for Federal income tax purposes as an ordinary and necessary business expense (not as a charitable contribution). However, investors should consult their own tax advisors for specific tax information and advice.

The Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP) is a nonprofit corporation, formed under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. Active membership in this corporation shall be open to any person, association, partnership, corporation, Limited Liability Company or other entity having an interest in the mission and purposes of the Partnership. Members shall comply with those requirements for admission to membership, including the payment of an investment, which may be established from time to time by the Partnership’s Board of Directors. Partnership investments are non-refundable.

Current Investors


InterChange Group, Inc.

A regional Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider and developer based in Harrisonburg, Virginia with a building portfolio of nearly 2.0 million SF, over 500 acres of prime industrial/commercial land, and a staff of highly experienced warehousemen. Our locations in the central and northern Shenandoah Valley, as well as Hampton Roads, allow us to serve clients on the east coast, as well as internationally, helping businesses, optimize operations and reduce unnecessary costs by successfully managing the transport and storage of materials and products.

James Madison University

Set in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, JMU is a tight-knit community of 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 4,000 faculty and staff who come from across the country and around the world.


Atlantic Union Bank

Founded in 1902, Atlantic Union Bank has grown to be Virginia’s regional bank. With experienced bankers in the communities they serve, they’re committed to creating opportunities for families and business owners by offering fair financial solutions and honest advice. They understand that financial services are about much more than money. At the heart of every banking transaction is a real person – someone who dreams of buying a house, starting a business, or saving for retirement. When you’re ready to bank better, bank at Atlantic Union. Learn more at Member FDIC.

Dominion Energy

One of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, Dominion Energy serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers, with 16,200 employees.

Farm Credit of the Virginias

Farm Credit of the Virginias is part of a nationwide network of cooperative lending institutions and is now the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States.

Nielsen Builders, Inc.

For over 100 years, founder Joseph Nielsen and his successors have taken great pride in creating stunning structures throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. An employee-owned company (ESOP) since 2007, the company offers a broad range of project delivery systems from program management, construction management, and general contracting to design-build, and consulting services.


For more than 100 years, Shentel has been connecting communities like yours to other towns, cities, and communities across the world, through our High-Speed Internet, TV and Home Phone services. Shentel also operates a wireless network under the Sprint brand name.


Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Businesses trust Bank of America Merrill Lynch for complete financial solutions and guidance. Whether you are seeking to fund growth, enhance cash flows, do business internationally, reduce risks, support employees, or grow personal wealth, we work with you closely to help deliver our powerful platform — locally and globally. Your dedicated relationship manager, Alicia Pitorri, develops a deep understanding of you and your business and works with a team of specialists who tailor financing, treasury, risk and wealth management solutions to help meet and anticipate your evolving needs.

BB&T & McGriff Insurance

Building on a tradition of excellence in community banking that stretches back to 1872, BB&T continues to offer clients a complete range of financial services, including banking, lending, insurance, trust and wealth management solutions.

Cottonwood Commercial Realty

Cottonwood | Commercial is a commercial real estate brokerage located in Harrisonburg, Virginia and was established in 1970. Cottonwood is the market leader and the largest commercial brokerage in the Shenandoah Valley and focuses exclusively on real estate services related to commercial and investment real estate transactions.

Froehling & Robertson, Inc.

Since 1881, F&R has grown from a local Richmond chemical laboratory to the oldest and most experienced independent testing and inspection consultant in the United States. During that time we have been at the forefront of industry advances in drilling, geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and environmental services. We have served every market sector from landfills, energy and heavy industry to government, educational and cultural offering engineering and environmental solutions that are innovative yet practical. No firm has been doing what we do longer or better.

Lantz Construction Company

Founded in 1960 under the name Lantz Homes Inc., Lantz Construction has since become a majority employee-owned company with a team of construction professionals that keeps clients returning, project after project. The team’s experience, attention to detail, and dedication deliver high-quality craftsmanship and peace of mind to our clients.




Education Partners