Community generosity helping nonprofits meet rising demand

by Holly Riddle Just as Happy Valley’s entrepreneurs benefit from a robust support system, a strong network of nonprofits, supported by generous donors and volunteers, helps to fill gaps in areas of need for residents in the community.  Nowhere is Happy Valley’s nonprofit landscape represented better than during the annual Centre Gives event. Hosted by […]


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A Ben Franklin-Supported Grassroots Effort is Poised to Increase Farming Yield While Improving the Ecosystem

Image: Interseeder Technologies What started as a research project at Penn State Agronomy Research Farm has grown into an exciting, innovative business offering farmers a unique tool for success. As an added bonus, InterSeeder Tech also has the potential to increase agricultural yield while mitigating potential environmental downsides. It all started with four people sitting […]

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Act 66 Incentifies Energy Growth in PA, Setting Stage for “Transformative Growth”

Image: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Last July, Act 66, a tax credit program incentivizing the buildout of petrochemicals derived from dry natural gas in Pennsylvania, was signed into law. It’s being called a catalyst for significant job growth in Pennsylvania, as well as investments estimated at a minimum of $400 million.  Simply put, the […]

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Why Apple Chose NC’s Research Triangle Park for its East Coast Campus (Ohio was NC’s top competitor)

Image: RTP Map As part of its investments and expansion, Apple recently announced plans for expansion across the country and will invest over $1 billion in North Carolina, beginning with construction of its first East coast campus and engineering hub in the Research Triangle. The project is expected to create at least 3,000 new jobs—with […]

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The Unique Way Avail Technologies Engaged its Virtual Workforce During Pandemic

Image: Avail Technologies State College-based Avail Technologies focused on employees as much as customers in order to thrive in 2020 Last spring, Avail Technologies planned a virtual virtual pinewood derby for its team. It wasn’t something the State College-based technology company typically does, but then again, 2020 wasn’t a typical year. “With the pandemic shutting […]

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Harnessing the Power of Penn State and Happy Valley’s Tech and Business Resources

Image: Innovation Park The Innovation Park team at the Technology Center serves as a critical connector between startups, existing tenants and the vast business, research and facilities resources that are available. Director Dan Leri and his team are go-to contacts, helping businesses seize opportunities for growth.  In addition to the Innovation Park team, there are […]

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Salimetrics Launches a Game-Changing, Saliva-Based, COVID-19 Antibody Test

Image: Salimetrics Since COVID-19 began its global rampage, researchers have scrambled to better understand the natural protective immunity that humans develop after exposure to the virus. As states grappled with the effects of the pandemic and made strides toward entering phased reopening, antibody tests have taken center stage as a possible tool in helping people […]

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