This scenic region has a wealth of amazing artisan producers including sculptors, potters, brewers, vintners and craftspeople. An April 1 event will connect these creative entrepreneurs with wholesale retail opportunities. Fortunately, the general public is also welcome to shop till they drop.
Looking for home automation without the need for complex smartphone or wi-fi solutions? Mike Neilson's product allows users to easily change which outlets are controlled by existing wall switches, or to control a group of outlets with a single switch. A Kickstarter campaign is currently underway to bring Switcheroo to market.
An old Bethlehem Steel facility has been transformed into an homage and examination of the country's -- and the Lehigh Valley's -- industrial legacy. Open since August, the museum provides a chance to get up close and personal with major machinery.
Looking to get hands on? These community-centric spaces are giving Pennsylvanians young and old the opportunity to build, create, craft, manufacture and design. Whether you're in Altoona, Philadelphia or State College, there's probably a makerspace near you.
At $85 billion, manufacturing represents 12 percent of the state's economy, placing Pennsylvania among the top eight states in total output. A week-long event celebrates the sector via tours, talks, demonstrations and career fairs.