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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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05/04/2020
Why Happy Valley? Industry leaders weigh in

What makes Happy Valley a great place to do business? We asked a few local entrepreneurs and business leaders. Here's what they had to say. Actuated Medical CEO, co-founder and owner Maureen L. Mulvihill: “The people that work in central Pennsylvania are working individuals; they love coming to work and they love where they live. […]

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04/21/2020
It's not hard to find your work-life balance in Happy Valley

Both Penn State and Happy Valley have long been favorites on "best of" lists, both in terms of business and livability. In fact, there are so many that it’s hard to separate the innovation and achievement accolades from awards like ‘best places to live’ and ‘best hockey town.’ That’s because Happy Valley has found the […]

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04/19/2020
Millennials Move In

Young professionals find the right mix in Happy Valley. The data is in: More Millennials are putting down roots in State College, either sticking around after graduation or moving to the area to pursue career opportunities. State College ranks as the ninth most popular city for Millennial home ownership, thanks to housing costs, a healthy […]

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04/18/2020
It Takes a Village to Retain Top Talent
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04/17/2020
Happy Valley nationally ranked as top place to live and launch

It’s not the setting for a fairytale, but Happy Valley is producing beautiful beginnings and happily-ever-afters for more than Penn State’s 40,000-plus students. Young professionals, entrepreneurs, growing companies and more are finding central Pennsylvania is the ideal place growing their careers, innovations and businesses. When the Happy Valley area started appearing in national rankings, praise […]

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04/13/2020
Is State College the New Materials Valley?

Businesses like RJ Lee and Morgan Advanced Materials are a boon to the local ecosystem and Penn State’s advanced materials community, and reinforce the area as a growing hub for advanced materials and manufacturing innovation. The building at 310 Innovation Boulevard is the newest addition to Innovation Park, but it's so much more than just […]

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Why Happy Valley?

The last thing you can afford is a risky bet with a Silicon Valley sweetheart, an overseas startup or a slow-moving Fortune 500 company that doesn’t understand your business. Happy Valley is your proven, one-of-a-kind community that blends the best of U.S. Military R&D, top-tier academic research and real-world business results into one Industry 4.0 solution. Whether you need to optimize your business, increase throughput, improve safety or beat back global competition, Happy Valley is the place to make it happen.
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BEST TOWN IN PENNSYLVANIA, NICHE, 2018

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TOP 15 BEST U.S. CITIES FOR ENTREPRENEURS TO LIVE AND LAUNCH, ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE, 2016

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NO. 5 BEST SUMMER FESTIVALS, LIVABILITY, 2013

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NO. 7, THE BEST PLACES FOR BUSINESS AND CAREERS, FORBES, 2018

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TOP ADVENTURE TOWN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, 2011

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