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Americans are starting new businesses at record rates, and Pennsylvania is one of the best places to do it

By Cara Aungst Photo: PA.gov. Over Christmas break, a friend messaged me. As a fellow Happy Valley news junkie, he’s always good for sending on local and business headlines with “Have you seen this?!” commentary. “Not good news,” he said about the just-released report that says Pennsylvania was one of the most “moved-out-of” states this […]

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01/24/2023
Bellefonte’s SpringBoard set for expansion

By David Rockower Springboard, which opened in 2017 as an incubator and coworking space, is moving to The Lofts in downtown Bellefonte. Photo: Ellen Matis. With its local breweries, boutiques and cafes, the vibe in downtown Bellefonte is one of revitalization and change. Just a short drive from State College, Bellefonte continues to develop its […]

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01/24/2023
Americans are starting new businesses at record rates, and Pennsylvania is one of the best places to do it

By Cara Aungst Photo: PA.gov. Over Christmas break, a friend messaged me. As a fellow Happy Valley news junkie, he’s always good for sending on local and business headlines with “Have you seen this?!” commentary. “Not good news,” he said about the just-released report that says Pennsylvania was one of the most “moved-out-of” states this […]

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01/17/2023
New brewers add to thriving craft beer scene

By Beverly Molnar Photo: Antifragile Brewing Co. When you think of “craft beer towns,” you might think of Asheville, North Carolina, which was first named Beer City USA in 2009, or Burlington, Vermont, which holds the record for the highest  number of breweries per capita. But brewers in Happy Valley aim to change that. Over […]

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12/27/2022
An Innoblue startup is taking the guesswork out of landlord-tenant partnerships

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger WeAreHousing presenting on Innoblue’s Demo Day. Photo: WeAreHousing. They say sunlight is the best disinfectant. Penn State student Tanishq Barot found this out the hard way, when he was forced to contend with a mold issue in the house that he was renting. “My entire roof and bathroom were completely full of […]

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12/20/2022
Medical simulation startup uses robotics to train for better patient outcomes

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger Three “Dynamic Haptic Robotic Trainer” systems lined up and ready to train medical residents at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Photo: Provided. Engineers are naturally problem solvers and, as such, are often pioneers of innovation. Those who choose to become professors don’t always stop inventing. Take the case of Scarlett […]

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12/13/2022
Penn State’s Farrell Center helps students on the path to business success

By Eric Erickson Farrell Center participants discuss entrepreneurship with director Dr. Shawn Clark. Photo: Provided. When students enter business school, they often find the experience entails mostly classroom-based theory and little hands-on experience. Penn State University’s Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship has made it a mission to change this dynamic. The Farrell Center […]

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