Rockingham Center for Research and Technology
Rockingham County, Virginia

A Partnership for the Future


The Rockingham Center for Research and Technology (Center) is owned and operated by Rockingham County, Virginia. The 365-acre Class A, high-tech, high-value Center is located in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Area.
The Center is master-planned for companies and and organizations desiring to facilitate research partnerships with State universities such as James Madison University, and with the private sector.
The Center is a long-term County investment created to protect and enhance future property values, and to provide stable and diverse employment opportunities.
SRI International, the first partner, will locate on a 25-acre campus in the Center. A nonprofit research institute, SRI will establish its new Center for Advanced Drug and Research on this campus. Rockingham County will design, build and lease a 43,000 square foot (S.F.) facility, expandable to 100,000 S.F. to SRI. The County held a groundbreaking ceremony in December 2007.  The facility is under construction with occupancy slated for early third-quarter 2009.
The SRI Shenandoah Valley (SRI-Valley) campus conceptual layout will boast a state-of-the-art research facility for conducting systems biology research in the areas of biodefense and neglected diseases. Educational policy research will also be conducted. Future research programs may include other high-technology areas such as homeland security, engineering, nanotechnology, information technology and energy.

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