Penn State and Happy Valley, Ranked

By Mary Elder For more than 150 years, Penn State has been a leader in higher education. Penn State World Campus is no exception and has offered students a world-class education for 25 years. Penn State World Campus boats the #1 online Bachelor’s in Psychology program, the #3 online Bachelor in Business Program and the […]


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A look at the impact of the Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank

By Staff Writer The LaunchBox's offerings are expansive, addressing various entrepreneurial needs: E-Ship CrashCourse is a one hour monthly overview of everything you need to know about entrepreneurship and starting a business in Happy Valley open to anyone to join no matter where they are in their journey. Digital TestLab enables individuals to harness the […]

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Kish Bank: The lifeblood of a strong community

By Holly Riddle  If you caught our coverage last year on Kish Bank’s commitment to blending the latest in banking technology with a human touch, then you already know that this locally-born and bred banking institution is one of the fastest-growing banks in the state, as well as one of the top-ranked community banks in […]

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Championing entrepreneurs at every step of the journey

By Holly Riddle  When talking to entrepreneurs in Happy Valley, one thing we hear again and again is praise for the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) — and for good reason. The SBDC provides free business resources, including counseling, training and relationship-building, for small businesses across all industries throughout Centre, Clinton, Lycoming and […]

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County Commissioners report on revitalized Happy Valley economy

By Chris Buchignani According to many accounts, Happy Valley derives its monicker from the unusual economic resiliency that the region enjoyed throughout the Great Depression. This legacy lives on, according to Commissioner Mark Higgins, who invoked the story in delivering a promising report with his fellow commissioners on the state of Centre County. The Chamber […]

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Xact Metal Partners with System Create Co. to Bring Affordable Metal 3D to Japan

PRESS RELEASE STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – October 2, 2023—With an aim to expand access to affordable metal 3D printing for small-to-medium size companies and decentralize additive manufacturing, today Xact Metal™ announced the exclusive sales and service partnership with System Create Co. in Japan. “At Xact Metal, we’re establishing a new level of price and performance […]

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How podcasting and video can help you go direct to customer decision-makers with relevant content

By Greg Woodman We have found common priorities while surveying and interviewing Happy Valley CEOs and business leaders: 1) Recruiting, growing and retaining talent, and 2) reaching, landing and growing new customers. From customer summits and team retreats—popular with local companies like KCF Technologies and Energy CAP—to other strategies for driving customer relationships and celebrating […]

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The Ingenious Power of Partnership

Invent Penn State is a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student career success. Invent Penn State blends entrepreneurship-focused academic programs, business startup training and incubation, funding for commercialization, and university / community / industry collaborations to facilitate the challenging process of turning research discoveries into valuable products and services that can benefit Pennsylvanians and humankind.
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