12/22/2023
Happy Valley’s 2023 year in review

By Holly Riddle  Happy Valley is looking forward to 2024 as a year of growth and exciting evolution. Tourism is back following the pandemic, in bigger and better ways than ever before (particularly thanks to new hotel projects and the reopening of the beloved Nittany Lion Inn, new events like IRONMAN and new attractions like […]

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12/19/2023
AI, machine learning and robotics: New technology transforming patient care in the local healthcare landscape

By Nikki Ciecierski Two new CT scanners are high-speed and provide quicker imaging and better resolution while decreasing the radiation dose, which is particularly important for younger patients. Prioritizing innovation “The institution continually reinvests in technology and our people to meet the region's evolving needs. The growing demand for services, including imaging, dialysis, diagnostics, emergency […]

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12/19/2023
The county’s top 3 employers on the Happy Valley HR advantage

By Holly Riddle  As HappyValley Industry has covered, recruiting and retaining top talent to work in Happy Valley is a unique task. On one hand, the region is not immune to statewide and nationwide recruiting and retention trends. On the other, Happy Valley enjoys advantages that many other regions do not. As we hear time […]

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12/12/2023
Penn State’s applied growth opportunities for students are nurturing exceptional talent

By Greg Woodman One of the best parts of my adjunct role in the College of Engineering teaching Engineering 310 (Entrepreneurial Leadership)—which I’ve had since 2006—is watching a new group of students grow over the semester-long course. Even as we run articles on the nationwide talent shortage, I’m encouraged to see how students gain new […]

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12/12/2023
Actuated Medical’s acquisition of Mitotyping Technologies keeps jobs and expertise in Happy Valley

By Holly Riddle  The past year has been a big one for Actuated Medical. The Bellefonte-based medical technologies company hosted an open house for its new facility in May. It recently received FDA clearance on a new endoscopy device, the GripTract-GI endoscopic tissue manipulator. It’s diversifying and expanding its reach — and, as of last week, […]

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12/12/2023
DEI in Happy Valley: Making strides but still room to improve

By Holly Riddle  Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts have received substantial attention over the last several years, both within and beyond the confines of private industry. According to McKinsey & Company, in 2020, the global DEI market was expected to more than double by 2026. All of these nationwide trends are reflected on a […]

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