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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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11/22/2022
Happy Valley capitalizes on the life-changing magic of travel

By Cara Aungst Upcoming events in the upcoming year include The Ironman 70.3 triathlon set for July 2023. Photo: Provided. The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau (HVAB) measured markers of Covid-19 economic recovery a little differently than the rest of the world. While other businesses looked to the CDC or Wall Street, HVAB watched the people […]

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11/15/2022
“A stick of dynamite wouldn’t get us to move:” Enhancing and enriching retirement life in Happy Valley

By Holly Riddle A classroom setting during OLLI’s Living Well event at Shaver’s Creek. Photo: Provided. As HappyValley Industry has covered in the past, the region has no problem wooing retirees, especially Penn State alumni. The lively atmosphere, big-city amenities in a small-town setting and bountiful outdoor recreational opportunities are all strong attractants. Many retirees, […]

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10/25/2022
Luxury home just a half mile from campus

Listing Courtesy Of: Keller Williams Advantage Realty, The Kristin O'Brien Team, The Kristin O'Brien Team The location — and luxury — is unmatched with this modern home. It’s located just a half mile from the edge of campus, and sits on Penn State's White Golf Course. The home mixes new and old charm together with […]

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10/18/2022
One of the oldest homes in Happy Valley could be yours

Photo: Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors This restored, early 19th-century home on 7.4 acres in Boalsburg is one of the oldest in Happy Valley (just check out the inscriptions on the barn’s stone walls that date back to 1809!). The home offers more than 6,000 square feet of space in an 1860s Renaissance Revival style. […]

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09/13/2022
Penn State ranked in top 25 American public institutions

Photo: Penn State/Christie Clancy. Penn State topped rankings in  U.S. News’ annual "Best Colleges" ranking for 2022-23, released on Sept. 12. In the study, Penn State is in the top 25 among American Association of Universities public institutions, 31st among national public universities and 77th overall among 443 institutions included in the "National Universities" ranking. […]

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09/13/2022
How choosing a Happy Valley HQ over “centers of industry” made the difference for Shaner Corp

By Cara Aungst Shaner Corp CEO Lance Shaner credits the company’s core values of rewarding success and operating with integrity for its 400% growth over the past three years. Photo: Provided. Thirty years ago, Lance Shaner and his brother Fred were looking for a new home for their progressive hospitality business. They explored Atlanta, Durham, […]

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