How the Moshannon Valley turned economic disaster into multi-million dollar success

By Holly Riddle Photo: Provided. Just a short drive from Penn State’s University Park campus, the greater Moshannon Valley region welcomes visitors with its expansive and beautiful natural landscape and charming small towns like the region’s heart of activity, Philipsburg. However, for the average traveler with no business ties, Moshannon Valley may still just be […]


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How Did You Attract Your Happy Valley Talent?

Photo: Fauxels (Pexels) When it came to attracting your top talent, what made your company stand out among a sea of tech and industry leaders? Your “secret sauce” might just help prevent a talent shortage of 85 million people. It’s no secret that Happy Valley is the best place to work and play — at […]

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AccuWeather: How the Global Weather Giant Supports Business & Industry Around the World

Photo: AccuWeather How AccuWeather is impacting manufacturing, industry and even forensics — all from Happy Valley Gone are the days of a “wait and see” approach to weather. While it used to be something to be dealt with as it came, weather is now a carefully calculated science that can predicted down to the minute […]

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5 Things You Need to Know about ARL

Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mr. John F. Williams (RELEASED) The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State has served America’s defense, industry and education communities for more than 70 years. It’s a Department of Defense (DoD)-designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) that conducts essential research, development and systems engineering in support of our nation's […]

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Attendee Registration for the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference Begins Next Week!

Photo: Patrick Mansell Don’t miss your chance to attend this one-of-a-kind, connection-driven conference for startups, entrepreneurs and investors. After a brief hiatus, the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference returns next spring, April 15–16, and attendee registration begins next week, Nov. 23! The Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference is one of the […]

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Global Entrepreneurship Week at Penn State

The annual celebration goes virtual, Nov. 16-20 Happy Valley entrepreneurs, Penn State affiliates and students alike come together Nov. 16-20, for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Part of a week-long international initiative, the special event hosted by the Penn State Small Business Development Center focuses on 2020 themes of education, ecosystem, inclusion and policy, and encompasses seminars […]

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How a Laser Focus on Customer Success is Driving Rapid Growth for Local Tech Company

KCF Technologies is on a mission to keep American manufacturing strong and thriving. Since 2017 the company has more than doubled its savings for customers every year. In 2017, the company saved plants and factories across the U.S. $100 million. In just four years, its impressive trajectory will save customers $2 billion in 2020 by […]

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