UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – State College has been named one of the “15 Best U.S. Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live and Launch” by Entrepreneur magazine, citing the town’s “promising unemployment rate and business growth rate” and proximity to Penn State’s University Park campus.
Entrepreneur partnered with Livability.com, an organization that analyzes small and midsize cities, to consider the best places to launch a business and where entrepreneurs receive outstanding support by the community.
Penn State recently redoubled its commitment to entrepreneurship when it launched Invent Penn State, President Eric Barron’s initiative to drive job creation, economic development and student career success throughout the Commonwealth, in January 2015. The initiative has launched 13 entrepreneurship centers in its first year, including Happy Valley LaunchBox in downtown State College. This new hub for innovation is hosting 20 companies this summer, with free access to space, consultation on legal and intellectual property matters, 10 weeks of business training, and mentorship from community entrepreneurs and Penn State faculty and staff. Any entrepreneur can walk in for assistance Monday through Friday during business hours.
Morgan Advanced Materials establishes first Carbon Science Center of Excellence in U.S.
Spurs 30,000 sq. ft. building project; Center to employ high-level researchers in early stages
State College, Pennsylvania – On Tuesday, July 12 at the Penn State Conference Center Hotel during CARBON 2016—the World Conference on Carbon, Morgan Advanced Materials, a UK-based global leader in engineered carbon and ceramic materials, announced a precedent-setting industrial partnership with Penn State to establish a local research and development center in Innovation Park at Penn State. The Carbon Science Center of Excellence (COE) aims to drive global developments in the field of carbon research around Morgan’s core competencies, materials and application engineering. This will be Morgan’s third center of excellence, its first in North America, with the company’s other COE’s located in the UK.