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Business Resources

Whether you’re looking to find a community of like-minded innovators, funding for a new venture or stellar talent from one of the top universities in the world, you can find just that and more thanks to Happy Valley’s near-endless and constantly evolving and growing business and industry resources.

1885 Capital

1855 Capital is a seed and early stage venture capital fund investing in companies with an affinity to Penn State University.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

For more than 31 years, BFTP has provided both early-stage, technology-based firms and established manufacturers with funding, business and technical expertise, and access to a network of innovative, expert resources.

Centre Region Entrepreneur Network (CREN)

CREN provides a place for entrepreneurs in central Pennsylvania to get together with their peers and discuss the successes and difficulties of running a business.

College Township Industrial Development Authority

The mission of the College Township Industrial Development Authority is to encourage the growth of new and existing businesses and industrial groups.

Happy Valley LaunchBox

The Happy Valley LaunchBox is a signature program of Invent Penn State, a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation and student career success. While funded by Penn State, all programs and services are open to the public.

Invent Penn State

Invent Penn State’s signature programs can help you start up and grow a business, find licensable technologies and investment opportunities, and get to know the Penn State entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership

The MVEDP is dedicated to helping the business sector and communities of the region. For almost 25 years, they have been a one-stop shop offering: quality building space for lease, ready-to-go business park sites for sale, loan financing and business-to-business services.

New Leaf Initiative

New Leaf Initiative provides co-working space for entrepreneurs, remote workers, small businesses and more, while also offering community and connection, as well as collaboration opportunities.

Nittany Ai Alliance

The Nittany AI Alliance teams with industry partners to create meaningful student engagement opportunities focused on new artificial intelligence solutions, services, and outreach projects.

Penn State SBDC

The Penn State SBDC provides one-on-one, confidential, no-cost business consulting and low-cost seminars to pre-venture, startup and existing small businesses located in Centre, Clinton, Lycoming and Mifflin Counties.

Susquehanna Economic Development Authority-Council of Governments

SEDA-COG partners with businesses and communities to fill the gaps to meet needs in innovative ways.

Commercial Real Estate

Whether you’re looking for a high-tech industrial facility outfitted for research or a modern, flexible office space that will inspire your employees, you’ll find it in Happy Valley. No matter where you set up shop, you’ll be just steps away from some of the region’s premier culinary, cultural and outdoor attractions. Better yet, you’re only short drives away from other business hubs around the Midwest and on the East Coast.

Innovation Park

Innovation Park at Penn State is more than just real estate. It’s an ecosystem that merges business, education and research. Innovation Park at Penn State offers 118 acres of remarkable office, manufacturing and research space. It is part of one of the world’s premier research institutions, with access to Penn State’s scientific, engineering, technology and business resources, as well as the support services needed to transfer knowledge from the University to the marketplace.

LoopNet State College

LoopNet’s State College listings cover all desired property types, including land for sale, retail space, office space, industrial property and much more.

Focus Central PA

Focus Central Pennsylvania provides current information on available properties, market data, labor data and much more. Explore the website or contact the Focus Central PA team.

Titan Energy Park

Titan Energy Park has 5,000 to 500,000 square feet available in several buildings including office, industrial and manufacturing space in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

Moshannon Valley Regional Business Park

Moshannon Valley Regional Business Park is a 14-lot business park that provides 50 acres of developable ground and is located one mile east of Philipsburg, and just 22 miles from State College and Penn State University.

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For more than 31 years, Ben Franklin Technology Partners has provided both early-stage, technology-based firms and established manufacturers with funding, business and technical expertise, and access to a network of innovative, expert resources.

The Top 100 Venture Capital Firms: Ranked in top 10 in the nation (Entrepreneur Magazine)

Happy Valley Industry is the voice for innovation, research and industry in the Happy Valley region of Central Pennsylvania.

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