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Why Happy Valley?
The last thing you can afford is a risky bet with a Silicon Valley sweetheart, an overseas startup or a slow-moving Fortune 500 company that doesn’t understand your business. Happy Valley is your proven, one-of-a-kind community that blends the best of U.S. Military R&D, top-tier academic research and real-world business results into one Industry 4.0 solution. Whether you need to optimize your business, increase throughput, improve safety or beat back global competition, Happy Valley is the place to make it happen.
Connected to everything
Happy Valley is situated in the epicenter of the Brain Belt* – the world’s smartest cities – that runs from Upstate New York to North Carolina’s Research Triangle. It is less than a four-hour drive to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and the University Park Airport offers daily flights to Florida, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit and Washington D.C.
*The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts Are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation
Happy Valley is thriving as one of the best tech and research hubs in the world. Local firms are turning research discoveries into innovative ideas that are supporting global business and changing the world.
Insider Info from Happy Valley’s Emerging Tech Sector
The tech industry is growing in Happy Valley and the surrounding region. We spoke with three tech leaders about their secrets to success.
Find your work-life balance when you make your home in Happy Valley. The area is top-ranked for its safe environment, business opportunities and vibrant college town atmosphere. Throw in a lower-than-average cost of living, our breath-taking valleys, competitive sports and robust entertainment and you’ve found a pretty great place to live.
There’s always something different and exciting happening in Happy Valley. From new discoveries in groundbreaking research at one of the top universities in the world, to local businesses rising to national acclaim thanks to the unique Happy Valley ecosystem, here’s the latest in HV industry.
PHOTO: martinguitar.com Long known for their work in security and military technology, ARL also advances tech in other industries. ARL used their anechoic chamber to help PA guitar-maker C.F. Martin & Co. improve their instruments’ sound. The Penn State ARL was...
5 Qs with Spectroscopy Founder Magnitude Instruments is a Ben Franklin-fueled startup with a mission: to make time-resolved spectroscopy available to everyone … not just the super nerds. “We’re democratizing it for all researchers,” says founder Eric Kennehan. And he...
This stone, 3-bedroom home offers 266 feet of stream-front and Class A trout fishing on renowned Spruce Creek. Enjoy streamside nature at its best just 40 minutes from the University Park Airport and Penn State’s campus. The spacious cottage sits on one full acre and...