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Outdoor recreation added nearly $14 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy in 2021. Here’s what that means for Happy Valley

By Cara Aungst Nathan Reigner is Pennsylvania’s first director of outdoor recreation. Photo: Provided. In November, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced that outdoor recreation contributed $13.64 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy, accounting for 152,000 jobs, and 1.6% of the Commonwealth’s gross domestic product. It reported that Pennsylvania has the sixth-largest outdoor recreation economy […]

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01/31/2023
Outdoor recreation added nearly $14 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy in 2021. Here’s what that means for Happy Valley

By Cara Aungst Nathan Reigner is Pennsylvania’s first director of outdoor recreation. Photo: Provided. In November, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced that outdoor recreation contributed $13.64 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy, accounting for 152,000 jobs, and 1.6% of the Commonwealth’s gross domestic product. It reported that Pennsylvania has the sixth-largest outdoor recreation economy […]

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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
Tell us what you’d like to see in 2023

Since our start in 2020, HappyValley Industry has reported on private equity investing millions into Happy Valley companies, retirees coming back to their favorite place, development that is driving economic growth and Penn State research making global impact. There are big plans for the future, and we want to hear from you to make it […]

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12/27/2022
Our 10 most popular stories of 2022

By Cara Aungst Every week, HappyValley Industry features innovation, customer success — and the many reasons that people love to live, work and play in Happy Valley. From among the more than 150 stories that we published this year, here are the 10 most popular, along with a few reasons why they’re worth another read. […]

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12/13/2022
Getting creative with football weekend accommodations

By David Rockower According to the Happy Valley Adventure Bureau’s recent report on the impact of sports and tourism, when you consider ticketed attendees, media, tailgaters, and opposing teams, around 890,500 people enjoy Happy Valley during a typical football season. This regular influx of visitors has spurred creativity among lodging and accommodations businesses who have […]

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12/05/2022
This charming village B&B could be your next Happy Valley home and business

Photo: Remax. This 1847-built, historic bed and breakfast could be your new calling. The downtown Boalsburg property boasts an expansive wrap-around porch, new patio with stone pizza oven and more than 4,000 finished square feet. There are five guest rooms, all with their own baths. A separate owner’s suite provides extra privacy. A carriage house […]

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