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Harvardville is known to have fallen into economic stagnation in the early 1990s. This changed thanks to the arrival of WilPharma into the town. Though the pharmaceutical corporation greatly revived the town, it effectively transformed it into a closed community where citizens were reluctant to question company actions. In the years after the Raccoon City Destruction Incident, WilPharma designed the Air Dome Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility designed to conduct vaccination research on dangerous microbes such as the t-Virus. Though its safety measures were made clear, the people of Harvardville became increasingly concerned with accusations of unethical research in India, resulting in an increase in policing in the city should protestors become more aggressive. In November 2005, Harvardville suffered a t-Virus outbreak at Harvardville Airport, a terrorist attack conducted by Curtis Miller, who went on to bomb the Air Dome facility before being killed.
Harvardville was a small city with an estimated size of 100,000 in the 2000s.
The city was heavily financed by the WilPharma Corporation, a pharmaceuticals company based in the United States. The economic prosperity in the town is correlated with this company's presence and financing, and citizens such as Senator Ron Davis are investors in this company. The city also features an airport, which transformed the city into a hub for air traffic.
Harvardville lies at the foot of a mountainous region, with isolated houses located higher up.