Category: Features
Feb 12

Philipsburg is a rising star in the PA Wilds

This Centre County town has a growing stable of small businesses and a wealth of historic downtown properties ready for a refresh. Thanks to hard work by a passionate group of stakeholders, the comeback is just getting started.

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Feb 12

A smart solution to leaky pipes

Leaks cost Americans more than $70 billion a year and waste as much as two trillion gallons of water. PA's Conservation Labs has developed H2know, an elegant, affordable fix.

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Feb 11

A fresh look for Centre County tourism

This beautiful region has a lot to offer, from bike trails and world-class fishing to charming towns and thriving breweries. The freshly rebranded Happy Valley Adventure Bureau hopes to lure visitors and boost small businesses.

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Jan 10

Can robots reboot construction sites?

Penn State researchers are preparing robots for the dynamic, open-air challenges of the construction site. The goal is to improve safety and solve a labor shortage, but first they need to make it easier for workers and robots to communicate.

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Dec 17

Pennsylvania's unexpected arts mecca

Cities don't have a monopoly on art and design. In fact, bucolic Bucks County is a treasure trove of boutique museums, art galleries, and cultural sites. Learn more about an area once dubbed "the Genius Belt" for its concentration of creative titans.

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Dec 17

Winning big for dreaming big

A PA nonprofit honors projects that help create walkable, sustainable, equitable, and healthy communities across the state. In the spotlight: Philadelphia's Cherry Street Pier.

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Nov 11

A buzz in the valley

The towns along the Monongahela River in southwestern PA have banded together to support local economic development, increase tourism, and improve quality-of-life. Their work is paying off.

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Nov 11

Pennsylvania's startup winners

As many as 75 percent of venture-backed startups fail; the failure rate of all U.S. companies after five years is over 50 percent. We take a closer look at three Commonwealth companies that have overcome the odds, making the transition from great idea to thriving company.

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