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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Global Software Applications: From Happy Valley Internet Café to International Software Solution

If you went to Penn State in the early 2000s, you might remember a little internet café in downtown State College called Java Vista. While Java Vista stopped serving up espresso and Wi-Fi long ago, the proprietary software that fueled the café has gone on to power hotel business centers around the world. “Perhaps we […]

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10 Voices Leading Happy Valley Industry 4.0

Saving lives, saving millions upon millions of dollars and saving American industry. The leading industrial technology companies in the world are building Industry 4.0 based on these tenets and a history of innovating solutions to make business better. Outstanding quality, cutting-edge technology, renowned service and a drive to move businesses forward is what makes these […]

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Salimetrics Fighting COVID-19 with Saliva

For 20 years, Happy Valley-founded company Salimetrics LLC and SalivaBio LLC have championed saliva as a non-invasive, easy to collect sample for diagnostic and research communities. So when COVID-19 started to sweep the world, they immediately asked, “How can we help?” Early on in the pandemic, Salimetrics started to work with researchers and companies to […]

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State College Startup Quietly Makes its Mark

Defense teams across the globe, and even NASA, demand the unassuming technology manufactured here. RTD Embedded Technologies, Inc., occupies a two-story portion of Innovation Park’s 103 building, the non-descript office belying the extremely technical and highly specialized work inside. It’s there that approximately 35 individuals show up to work each day, engineering computer and tech […]

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Four Happy Valley, Industry 4.0 Customer Success Stories

Thanks to the quality products and services being designed in Happy Valley, customers and clients are finding local, national and global success. Below are four examples of companies helping their customers succeed. SurferQuest is Helping Global Clients Increase Revenue SurferQuest is helping hotels across the worldwide meet their goal to provide high-end customer service amenities […]

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How Happy Valley Provides Top-Tier Talent with the Perfect Environment

For professionals and businesses considering working in, or with companies in, Happy Valley, nothing can compete. Business Insider ranked State College fourth in its recent 21 best cities in the Northeast to live in after the coronavirus, but the city isn’t new to “best cities” lists. State College previously ranked 26th overall in best cities […]

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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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