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Centre County 2017-18

OFFICIAL GUIDE

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2017-18 Official Guide to Centre County

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staff Officers

President/CEO Vern Squier, CCE, PaCCE, CBICC Chair William Joseph, First National Bank Vice Chair Robert O’Donnell, State College School District Treasurer William Kelly, AccuWeather Secretary David Gray, Penn State University

Chamber Staff

Vern Squier, CCE, PaCCE, President/CEO Jennifer Myers, Vice President, Economic Development Nicole Smith, Vice President, Corporate Support/Membership Lesley Kistner, Vice President, Communications/Marketing Tyann McDaniel, Manager, Membership/Events

Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County 131 S. Fraser St., Suite 1 State College, PA 16801 (814) 234-1829 E-mail: cbicc@cbicc.org Website: www.cbicc.org

The historic Match Factory complex in Bellefonte

Welcome...................................... 9 Live. Work. Play.................... 10 The Region................................ 14 Economic Development....... 24 Employment..............................34 Housing & Communities......38 Education..................................48 Health Care...............................58 Transportation..........................66 Recreation & Tourism............ 70 Government..............................86 On the cover: In Centre County, we build on our history and natural resources to offer a great location to live, work, and play.

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We’re proud of this beautiful, friendly, thriving region where we live, work, conduct business, and play, and we’d like to share it with you. We invite you to browse these pages and find out more about what makes Centre County so wonderful, and we hope you’ll visit soon to see for yourself.

The greater State College community came together recently to break the Guiness World Record for most lighted ice luminaries — 5,226 of them.

Our picturesque mountains and broad valleys serve as the backdrop for friendly communities that residents are proud to call home. From bustling State College to Victorian Bellefonte, our larger towns are centers of commerce and culture. From colonial Boalsburg to lakeside Howard, each of our quaint villages serves as a gathering place for residents of towns and nearby rural areas. Our unemployment rate is consistently one of the lowest in the state, and we’ve earned a growing reputation as an incubator of high-tech companies, thanks partly to research and development coming out of Penn State University. In 2015, Niche.com ranked State College the best town in Pennsylvania based on factors like ease of commute, education, and outdoor activities. We have state-of-the-art hospitals and health-care facilities plus caring small-town physicians. We have direct flights each day to and from major air hubs, and we have east-west (I-80) and north-south (I-99) interstate highway connections.

Most of the county is served by five school districts, each one regularly beating state averages in test scores and graduation rates. Parents also can choose smaller private schools or charter schools. Several business and technical schools help make sure our employers can draw from a skilled and educated workforce. Here in Centre County, we have 160,527 residents, 107,000 Penn State football seats, 47,261 Penn State students, 3,629 guest rooms, more than 160 houses of worship, and six state parks. We have small-town friendliness and big-city cultural opportunities. While in Centre County, you can fish for trout, see a Broadwaycaliber show, visit Amish country, view art exhibits, go downhill skiing, see a concert by a top-name performer, or explore our heritage at numerous historical sites. No matter what reasons are behind your interest in our county — and, of course, we believe there are lots of reasons to be interested! — the members of the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County are ready to show you all that Centre County has to offer. n

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Live. Play. theWork. cbicc “I could have started West Arete anywhere in the country, but Centre County was an obvious choice. It has a welcoming and vibrant entrepreneurial community, a top-notch stream of talent from Penn State University, great schools, and world-class outdoor recreation. Finally, I wanted to be part of a community that is still defining itself — a place that has a strong sense of purpose and momentum — a place that is on its way up. That’s Centre County!” —Scott Woods, President, West Arête

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The Blueprint for Business, Personal, and Community Success Across the live, work, and play pillars, life in Centre County is synonymous with innovation and engagement, and a strong sense of community. Centre County offers a thriving ecosystem for individuals and groups dedicated to making this a great place to live, work, play, and conduct business. A strong sense of community and volunteerism can be found throughout the county’s towns and villages. We welcome engagement, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our nonprofit network and willingness to give back are strong. Organizations such as The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County provide ample opportunities for growth for professionals at all stages of their career paths, as well as for businesses at all stages of development, of all sizes, and from all industry sectors. In addition to traditional and university-driven resources for business startups, Centre County has intentional communities of changemakers – university students, self-directed learners, and experienced young professionals united by a desire to create positive change in the world. Many of our businesses are as committed to community and quality of life as they are to business success. In fact, Centre County is host to two Certified Benefit Corporations; several employee owned businesses; bike friendly businesses; and a Gold LEED certified craft distillery, to name a few. Whether the goal is professional, business, or community success, it can be achieved in Centre County. n

Since 1992, Leadership Centre County has been dedicated to the development of qualified leaders within the community. The LCC experience has an immediate, positive effect on the participants, their organizations, and the community.

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Live. Work. Play. Groups such as CBICC Connect, the youngprofessionals arm of the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County; State College Young Professionals; and more offer numerous opportunities for young professionals to engage in their local communities – from peer-to-peer networking/social events and community-building initiatives to opportunities to positively influence the live, work, and play pillars.

Centre County boosts a nurturing entrepreneurial ecosystem, with numerous resources in place to help turn innovative ideas into business success. From Penn State University-driven initiatives like Happy Valley LaunchBox, which assists business startups at the earliest stages of development; to CoSpace House, which offers dynamic, year-long programming to support young changemakers on their journey; plus assistance along the entrepreneurial development continuum, innovators are at home in Centre County.

The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County is the champion of economic development and business growth in Centre County. With a robust calendar of networking and educational events, and initiatives designed to ensure that businesses have the resources necessary to compete and grow, the CBICC is well-positioned to help make Centre County a great place to live, work, and conduct business.

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The Region

“The I-99 Corridor has created the opportunity for Centre, Blair, and Bedford counties to all be ‘neighbors.’ It is this kind of infrastructure that makes it possible for the region to work together to import new dollars into our communities. With first-class education systems, sporting events, and recreational opportunities, along with charming communities throughout the corridor, the entire region is a great place to visit and an even better place to live.” —Joseph Harteis, Business Development Specialist, Blair County Convention Center

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From the Mountains to the Valleys Those of us lucky enough to live, work, or play in Centre County consider ourselves just that — lucky. No matter where we are in this vast county, we’re close to beautiful, unspoiled mountains that offer endless opportunities to explore nature. Our fertile valleys are dotted with both modern farms and old-fashioned Amish homesteads. We can choose to live in the country, in a quiet village, or in a bustling community. We have the convenience of shopping centers and downtown areas, plus mind-expanding opportunities for theater, music, and discussion. We enjoy the good things in life…most of which are right here in Centre County. We’re at the geographic center of Pennsylvania, hence the name Centre County (the exact center of the state is near Aaronsburg or Fisherman’s Paradise, depending on which definition you use). About a third of our land is publicly owned by the Bureau of Forestry, Game Commission, Fish Commission, Department of Correction, or Penn State. If you look at a map of Centre County (like the one on pages 20-21), you’ll see lots of green for state parks and state forest land. We’re so close

to nature that stepping into a suburban backyard can send a groundhog scurrying for cover, and every so often we have to shoo a bear cub back up the mountain. We have fresh air and fresh water in nearly limitless amounts. During the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s, abundant natural resources — including timber, natural gas, coal, and some of the purest limestone in America — helped local valleys develop into major mining, lumber, and iron-making centers. Eventually, the supply of timber for charcoal was exhausted. In 1855, The Farmers’ High School was chartered in what would become State College as a state-subsidized school for sons of farmers. Little did local residents realize that this school would grow to become The Pennsylvania State University and replace iron-making as the area’s prime economic force, as well as a center for cultural activity and cutting-edge research. Today, the region’s world-class research, strong tradition in manufacturing, skilled workforce, and strategic location add up to a prime destination for business location. The CBICC joins with the Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation and the Bedford County Development Association to promote economic development along the I-99 Corridor through the three counties. The I-99 Corridor is home to innovative precision manufacturers, life science firms, technology companies, and materials-related industries. It’s all part of our commitment to work together as a region, as well as to strengthen local communities. n

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The Region Centre County Geography Physiographic Regions of Centre County Physiographic Regions Ridge and Valley Province

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Allegheny Plateau The northwestern half of Centre County, the Allegheny Plateau, is a forested high plateau divided by deep valleys and fast-moving streams. Despite the richness of its timber stands and the early discovery of coal, the plateau’s rugged foothills north of Bald Eagle Creek discouraged westward-bound settlement and remained sparsely settled throughout much of the nineteenth century.

Plenty of Green Space Land Category

Acres in 2010

Ridge and Valley The southeastern Ridge and Valley half of Centre County, made up of forested sandstone ridges and gently rolling limestone valleys, is framed by Bald Eagle Ridge to the north and the Seven Mountains to the south. The eastern slope is cut by Spring Creek and its tributaries, and the western slope by Spruce Creek. The discovery of high-quality iron ore brought settlement to this region, as did the richness of its agricultural land.

% of County Land

Forests 511,757 72 Agricultural 108,672 15 Reclaimed 12,944 2 Vacant & Unused 16,720 2 Water 4,815 1 Total Open Space 654,908 92 Residential 27,914 Transportation 13,373 Other Development 15,548 Total Development 56,835

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Source: Centre County Planning and Community Development Office

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Four Seasons in Centre County

In Centre County we enjoy the best of all seasons. Our winters, typically cold with moderate snowfall, usually yield six snowstorms, each with more than four inches of snow. Our springs generally start around the first of April as the first warm southwest wind moves in across the valley. Summers are beautiful with warm and moderately humid days. We usually have a spell of hot weather in mid-July. But many here believe the fall season is our best, as deciduous trees turn magnificent colors and the days trend sunny and mild. Avg. Avg. Mean Avg. High Low Precipitation (inches)

Farmer’s markets, like this one in Bellefonte, offer easy access to locally grown produce.

Location Centre County is conveniently located in the center of Pennsylvania, surrounded by beautiful countryside and yet close to major Eastern cities. • We’re less than 200 miles from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and less than 100 miles from the state capital, Harrisburg. • The county is a day’s drive or less from four of the country’s 10 largest metropolitan areas — New York City,

Washington/Baltimore, Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City, and Boston — as well as Cleveland, Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Columbus, Providence/Fall River, Hartford, and Buffalo/ Niagara Falls.

January 34.2 20.2 27.2 2.74 February 37.5 21.7 29.6 2.53 March 46.4 28.2 37.3 3.40 April 59.8 39.3 49.5 3.20 May 69.7 49.3 59.5 3.46 June 77.9 58.7 68.3 4.11 July 81.6 62.6 72.1 3.52 August 80.2 61.0 70.6 3.84 September 72.3 53.1 62.7 3.57 October 61.2 42.1 51.7 3.03 November 49.8 33.9 41.8 3.34 December 38.1 24.8 31.4 2.88 Highest temperature: 102°F, July 8, 1936 & July 16, 1988 Lowest temperature: -20°F, February 10, 1899 Wettest month: 12.82 inches of rain, June 1972 (most from Hurricane Agnes) Driest month: 0.08 inches of rain, October 1963 Most snow in one winter: 109.3 inches, 1993-1994 Most snow for one storm: 28.4 inches, March 2-3, 1994 (31 inches of snow on the ground after the storm) Longest time snow on the ground: January 3-April 1, 1994 Least amount of snow in one year: 16.7 inches, 1888-89 Average no. days above 90°F: 7 Average no. days with high below 32°F: 36 Average no. days with the low below 32°F: 129 Average no. days with the low below 0°F: 3 Average annual precipitation: 39.62 inches Average annual snowfall: 45.6 inches Average no. days with 0.10+ inches of precipitation: 82 Source: AccuWeather.com

• Major highway routes through the county are Interstate 80 (east-west) and Interstate 99 (north-south). • The county is served by freight rail service, and by passenger rail via nearby Lewistown, Huntingdon, Tyrone, and Altoona. • More than 20 daily scheduled flights serve Centre County’s University Park Airport.

Square Miles Centre County 1,110

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44,743

Population Density (in 2015)

Centre County

145 people/square mile

Pennsylvania

286 people/square mile


The Region Centre County Population

Regional County Population Change, 2010-2015

Age under 5 years...........................4.0% Age under 18 years...................... 15.2% Age 65+........................................... 12.7% Male.................................................. 52.6% Female...............................................47.4%

Clinton

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Mifflin Cambria

White................................................88.4% Asian....................................................5.8% Black....................................................3.9% Reporting 2 or more races............1.8% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.0.1% Hispanic/Latino origin....................3.0% Foreign-born..................................... 7.9% Annual births....................................1,312 Annual deaths..................................... 874

Blair

Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2015 age, sex, and ethnic estimates; Pennsylvania Department of Health 2014 births and deaths

Huntingdon

2015 population % change, 2010-2015 Centre 160,527 +4.2% Clinton 39,441 +0.5 Union 44,954 +<0.1 Mifflin 46,500 -0.4 Huntingdon 45,668 -0.5 Clearfield 80,994 -0.8 Blair 125,593 -1.2 Cambria 136,411 -5.1 Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Centre County Income & Households Households in Centre County.............................................................................................. 57,183 Average persons per household................................................................................................2.8 Median household income................................................................................................ $52,186 Money income per capita (annual)................................................................................. $26,492 Source: U.S. Census Bureau; household information does not include people living in dormitories

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Ferguson Township is home to many newer developments.


Bald Eagle State Park near Howard

Municipal Population College Township...................................10,265 Ferguson Township.............................. 18,963 Halfmoon Township.................................2,729 Harris Township........................................5,408 Patton Township.....................................15,913 State College Borough........................ 42,161 Centre Region............................95,439 Boggs Township....................................... 2,947 Curtin Township.......................................... 606 Howard Borough........................................ 722 Howard Township....................................... 958 Liberty Township......................................2,095 Milesburg Borough.................................1,100 Lower Bald Eagle Region.......... 8,428 Philipsburg Borough...............................2,715 Rush Township.........................................3,963 Moshannon Valley Region....... 6,678 Burnside Township..................................... 431 Snow Shoe Borough..................................776 Snow Shoe Township.............................1,733 Mountaintop Region..................2,940 Bellefonte Borough.................................6,248 Benner Township..................................... 9,214 Marion Township.....................................1,236 Spring Township........................................7,659 Walker Township......................................4,603 Nittany Valley Region............. 28,960 Centre Hall Borough...............................1,243 Gregg Township.......................................2,410 Haines Township......................................1,566 Miles Township.........................................1,981 Millheim Borough....................................... 889 Penn Township......................................... 1,176 Potter Township........................................3,520 Penns Valley Region................12,785 Huston Township.....................................1,356 Port Matilda Borough................................ 596 Taylor Township........................................... 843 Union Township........................................1,405 Unionville Borough..................................... 281 Worth Township............................................816 Upper Bald Eagle Region.......... 5,297 Centre County........................ 160,527 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 estimates

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The Region

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REGIONAL TRAVEL • Baltimore, MD: 170 miles • Buffalo, NY: 210 miles • Washington, DC: 215 miles • New York, NY: 230 miles • Atlantic City, NJ: 250 miles • Cleveland, OH: 250 miles • Toronto, ONT: 311 miles • Columbus, OH: 350 miles

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PENNSYLVANIA TRAVEL • Altoona: 45 miles • Harrisburg: 85 miles • Pittsburgh: 140 miles • Philadelphia: 192 miles • Erie: 210 miles

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The Region Local Telephone Service

Newspapers & Magazines Centre County Gazette.......814-238-5051 Centre Daily Times.............. 800-327-5500 MARCH 2017

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In some areas of Centre County, you may have a choice of more than one local phone service provider. For more information on telecommunications in Pennsylvania, go to www.puc.state.pa.us. Primary local phone service providers in Centre County are:

The Daily Collegian.............. 814-865-2531 Marcellus Business Central....814-278-1320

townandgown.com

Pa. Business Central.............814-278-1320 Philipsburg Journal.............. 814-342-1320 The Progress ........................ 814-765-5581 State College Magazine .... 814-867-2222 Town&Gown Magazine.......814-238-5051

Verizon PA Inc......................... 800-837-4966 Century Link (United Telephone) ....800-366-8201 Frontier Communications.......800-921-8101 Windstream PA Inc...............814-238-0000

Voices of Central PA ...........814-826-3093 The Women’s Journal......... 814-880-6544

Harmonious

Television Stations

Education

C-NET 7+98 (local access) WATM 23 (ABC) WHVL 29 (myNetwork TV) WJAC 6 (NBC) WPSU 3 (PBS) WTAJ 10 (CBS) WWCP 8 (FOX)

Music students from Bald Eagle Area, along with Centre County’s other districts, are making their schools proud

Inside: Women in the Community • Spring Home & Garden Preview

Radio Stations Adult Contemporary/Top 40

Wireless Phone Service

WBHV 94.5 FM WZWW 95.3 FM WMAJ 99.5 FM

AT&T 800-462-4463 Sprint 800-639-8359

Classic Hits

Cable TV Service Comcast 800-532-3779 Country Cable TV 814-359-3161 Millheim TV Transmission 814-349-4837 814-353-2025 TeleMedia Corp. Windstream Communications 814-238-0000

T-Mobile 800-866-2453 Verizon 800-256-4646

WRSC 103.1 FM

Pennsylvania Area Codes

Country WFGY 98.1 FM WFGE 101.1 FM

Pennsylvania Area Codes

News/Sports/Talk WIEZ WBLF WRSC WQWK

670 AM 970 AM 1390 AM 1450 AM

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Oldies

WPSU 91.5 FM

814-238-5031 814-237-2300 814-238-9485 814-255-7600 814-865-3333 814-237-1010 814-237-2300

90.7 FM (student rock) 93.7 FM (classic rock) 98.7 FM (adult alternative) 105.9 FM (rock)

Single Area Code Overlay Area Codes

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Economic Development “Penn State University and the business community are working collaboratively to provide improved capacity to grow new and existing companies and to attract companies to the region, resulting in highvalue job creation and economic growth.” —Jeff Fortin, Associate Vice President for Research, Penn State University “The recent announcement by Morgan Advanced Materials to locate a Carbon Science Center of Excellence at Innovation Park is a great opportunity, one that can serve as a building block for future business investment opportunities in the region. This project is evidence of the power of the partnership between the community and the university as envisioned in the memorandum of agreement signed in 2015 by Penn State and the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County.” —Jennifer Myers, Vice President of Economic Development, CBICC

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Supporting Our Growing Economy Under the banner of the Centre County Economic Development Partnership, the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County, Penn State University, local government entities, and private businesses are working collectively and collaboratively to strengthen Centre County’s private sector. Our county enjoys a shared commitment to help businesses at all stages of development grow and succeed. For businesses, there are also plenty of reasons to locate in Centre County. Of course, employees will like the same quality of life our residents enjoy. Our businesses also draw workers from the contiguous counties of Blair, Clearfield, Clinton, Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Union, and our geographic location is ideal for many companies that do business up and down the East Coast or that have a large distribution network. As it does with every facet of our lives in Centre County, Penn State plays a big role in attracting and keeping businesses. Research, development, and technological advancements coming out of Penn State have worldwide impact. Because we are home to one of the nation’s leading research universities, it only makes sense that Centre County boasts a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County has a proud history of fostering business incubation and entrepreneurial development. In fact, some of Centre County’s most recognizable companies – Restek, Sound Technology, Videon, Salimetrics, Higher Ed Jobs, Schoolwires, Indigo Biosciences, Mission Critical Partners, and more – got their start in CBICC incubators. This component of the economic development equation has continued to evolve and strengthen thanks to the collaborative efforts of mentors including local entrepreneurs; economic development organizations such as the CBICC; government and community leaders; and Penn State. Early-stage collaboration hubs such as New Leaf and high-tech business launchers such as the TechCelerator@StateCollege have been important additions to the county’s entrepreneurial support network. Most recently, as part of Invent Penn State, the university graduated its first class from Happy Valley LaunchBox, a new no-cost business accelerator program with co-working space in downtown State College. The CBICC continues to evolve its economic development mission as well, particularly as it pertains to the recent economic development agreement signed between Penn State and the CBICC . The university and the Chamber pledged to execute specific goals designed to promote economic and entrepreneurial development for Centre County and Central Pennsylvania. Both entities are working collaboratively on business recruitment in an effort to bring new investment in Centre County. The CBICC’s Business and Industry Partnership is focused on local business retention and expansion. For every business sector, the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County works to promote a positive climate, providing opportunities for future generations to raise their families in a wholesome atmosphere with high-quality employment opportunities. n

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Economic Development University/Community Collaboration Translates Into Economic Development Opportunities In 2015, Penn State University and the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County signed a formal memorandum of agreement to work collaboratively on entrepreneurial and economic development. By signing the MOA, the university and the CBICC each pledged to execute specific goals designed to promote economic and entrepreneurial development in Centre County and Central Pennsylvania. The MOA recognizes that much can be accomplished for the long-term betterment of the county and the region by a strong relationship between the business and academic communities, in which both work collaboratively to drive growth. The agreement cemented a partnership that is serving as an important catalyst for

“As a formal, living document, the MOA sets the stage for economic opportunities stemming from business recruitment, retention, commercialization of university research and entrepreneurial development, and exemplifies what is possible in a town and gown relationship.” —Vern Squier, CCE, PaCCE, President & CEO, Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County

business investment and job creation. A recent success story was the 2016 announcement by Penn State, CBICC, and officials from U.K.-based Morgan Advanced Materials of the location of a Carbon Science Centre of Excellence in Centre County – a multi-million-dollar investment aimed at creating a world-class research facility and a range of highly skilled research jobs over the next few years. The project is the first global industrial partnership formed through Invent Penn State (see sidebar). Under the banner of the Centre County Economic Development Partnership, the CBICC represented the collective community throughout the dialogue with Penn State and Morgan, working closely with local elected officials. “The Center of Excellence is a tremendous opportunity that can serve as a building block for future business investment opportunities,” CBICC President and CEO Vern Squire notes, adding that Morgan officials are collaborating with the university/CBICC to recruit additional companies to join Morgan at its Innovation Park facility. This would result in additional job opportunities in the region. The Morgan announcement highlights the benefits of the collective community partnership with Penn State that was envisioned in the MOA. It has also garnered attention from other university

“The aim of Invent Penn State is to drive job creation, economic development, and student career success by connecting researchers with the people who can help bring their discoveries to the marketplace.” —Dr. Eric J. Barron, President, Penn State University Invent Penn State two-year update

communities exploring the potential of town and gown collaboration as it relates to economic development. CBICC and Penn State recently presented at the national University Economic Development Conference, and the MOA was featured in a presentation by the International Town and Gown Association at the American Chamber of Commerce Executives annual conference in 2016.

Penn State, CBICC, and Morgan Advanced Materials representatives announce the location of a Carbon Science Center of Excellence at Innovation Park.

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CCEDP Investors The CBICC thanks the following organizations for their commitment to strengthening Centre County’s private sector by supporting the activities of the Centre County Economic Development Partnership.

Baker Tilly First National Bank Poole Anderson Geisinger HFL Corporation M&T Bank AccuWeather Inc. AmeriServ Bank

Sheetz Inc. Bellefonte Borough Fulton Bank National Penn Bank Northwest Savings Bank PNC Bank Halfmoon Township Babst Calland

First Commonwealth Bank Graphics & Design Hospitality Asset Management Company Harris Township Kish Bank McQuaide Blasko

PennTerra Engineering Inc. Reliance Bank S&T Bank Spring Township BB&T Torron Group The HR Office Inc. Stahl-Sheaffer Engineering

Trombley Real Estate Kish Bank S&T Bank

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CBICC Business and Industry Partnership: Assisting Centre County Companies With Pressing Needs Centre County boasts a robust support network for businesses at all stages of operation. The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County’s Business and Industry Partnership is a crucial part of this support network, ensuring that Centre County businesses from all industry sectors have awareness of and access to information, services, resources, and connections necessary for competitiveness and growth throughout the business lifecycle. BIP teams work confidentially with individual companies on opportunities/challenges specific to their operations, while addressing any trends that emerge from these meetings. The result is more robust businesses and a stronger, more stable local economy. From established businesses to those just starting out to those considering locating to Centre County, the CBICC’s Business and Industry Partnership is available to help. Email Jennifer Myers, Vice President, Economic Development, CBICC, at jennifer@cbicc.org to arrange a BIP visit. “Building a business is a complex undertaking with many barriers to growth – maintaining a competitive edge, changing markets, and organizational development challenges. The Business and Industry Partnership helps us find ways to overcome local obstacles and accelerate growth.” —R. Kevin Murray, President & CEO, Mission Critical Partners

The CBICC is the primary agency for Centre County businesses needing to access business-development resources. We work with other economic development partners throughout the region under the umbrella of Team Pennsylvania Foundation (717-233-1375, www.teampa.com). Here are just a few of the most important resources with which you might consult for extra business and economic development assistance: Ben Franklin Technology Partners (814-863-4558, www.benfranklin.org). The partnership provides seed capital to new and early-stage, technologyfocused businesses. Happy Valley LaunchBox (814-867-4542, launchbox.psu.edu). A signature program of Invent Penn State, LaunchBox connects entreprenueurs to support resources and facilities. Innovative Manufacturers Center (IMC, 570-329-3200, www.imcpa. com). Free consultation about production and manufacturing operations; helping to increase efficiency and secure ISO-9000 certification. Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership (814-342-2260, www.mvedp.org) is responsible for economic and community development in western Centre County. Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC, 814-863-4293, www.sbdc.psu.edu). Funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Penn State, and the PASBDC, SBDC offers free business consultation, planning, and start-up help. Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP, 814-8650427, penntap.psu.edu) assists with product development and research, usually in the manufacturing and technology areas of commerce. Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE, 814-234-9415, centralpascore.org), a network of retired business professionals, provides assistance to anyone wanting to start or expand a business. Their free business consultation can include seminars on specific topics or business start-ups in general. Susquehanna Economic Development Authority-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG, 570-524-4491, www.seda-cog.org). This regional partner provides access to state and federal economic development programs for a multitude of projects, including building and site construction, export assistance, and procurement assistance.

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Success Stories As the leading advocate for business in the county and a champion of economic growth, the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County is proud to share these success stories - a small sampling of the myriad contributions to the economy, community, and their respective fields by members of Centre County’s dynamic business community.

AccuWeather Inc. Established in 1962 by Founder, President and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers, AccuWeather is the worldwide leader in weather information and digital media. AccuWeather’s global headquarters is in State College, with additional offices and more than 500 employees around the world. Known for delivering hour-by-hour and minute-by-minute forecasts with superior accuracy™, AccuWeather is a leader in innovation as well. Examples of the company’s technological and meteorological leadership include AccuWeather SmartWarn™, the most advanced weather forecast engine in the world; AccuCast™, the only map-based, crowdsourced weather tool on Android; future radar on AccuWeather’s iOS app; and the patented Minutecast® on Ford’s Sync 3 in-car system, along with a range of advancements on other AccuWeather award-winning apps for mobile devices and IoT implementations. Most recently, the company partnered with Spotify to launch “Climatune,” combining weather and listening data to reveal perfect playlists, rain or shine. Recognized at home and in international circles, Myers has delivered TedX talks at his alma mater, Penn State University, and has been invited to speak to peers at industry events such as the Mobile World Congress “Cars as a Service” conference in Barcelona, Spain. AccuWeather proudly provides Silicon Valley opportunities in Happy Valley.

Goodco Mechanical Founded in 2008, Goodco Mechanical provides heating, air conditioning, and plumbing services for commercial and residential customers in Centre, Blair, Huntingdon, and Mifflin counties. Goodco CEO Scott Good founded the company – located at 1155 Benner Pike in Benner Township – at the start of the recession in 2008. However, that didn’t prevent Goodco from experiencing steady growth every year since then. In fact, with nearly 50 employees, Goodco has grown to become the premier installer of Mitsubishi Electric ductless systems, earning the only Diamond Elite Contractor award in Central Pennsylvania. Goodco is also the largest Mitsubishi Electric commercial installing contractor in the region. Goodco Mechanical has received a number of awards over its nearly one decade in operation. They include: • 2010 CBICC Excellence in Entrepreneurship • 2015 and 2016 Bryant Circle of Champions • 2016 Mitsubishi Electric Innovation Design • 2016 CBICC Small Business of the Year Goodco is a regular contributor of time and talent to community organizations such as the Youth Service Bureau, YMCA of Centre County, Bob Perks Fund, Habitat for Humanity, and Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology.

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KCF Technologies Inc. In many ways, KCF Technologies is just like countless other companies that originated in Happy Valley: It spun out of Penn State University, employed some engineers, and started its journey with a mix of consulting and government-sponsored research. There, however, KCF took a different path. “Many companies like ours never get beyond the governmentfunded research stage,” explains Dr. Jeremy Frank, president. “Our company, on the other hand, has successfully commercialized an extraordinarily high percentage of its research projects.” Its most recent product line, SmartDiagnostics®, is an “industrial Internet of things” solution that eliminates downtime and optimizes mechanical systems in industries such as paper and pulp, oil and gas, automotive, and chemical manufacturing. In the last three years, KCF has quadrupled its staff and is among the fastest growing technology companies in North America. In 2017, the company projects it will document more than $100 million in savings for its American manufacturing customers, with many of those savings coming from Fortune 500 companies that are desperate to stay competitive in a global marketplace. “We are so grateful for the support we’ve received from others in Happy Valley, especially Ben Franklin Technology Partners and the Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center,” Frank says. “I know firsthand that the resources available in Happy Valley rival those in Silicon Valley, and we’re living proof that this community can produce worldclass organizations.”

Dolce Vita Desserts On March 17, 2017, owner Mary Hilliard opened the doors to Dolce Vita Desserts’ newly expanded location at 2490 Commercial Blvd. in State College. The delicious cupcakes, cookies, brownies, wedding/specialty cakes, and other treats that she previously created in her little shop on Pike Street in Lemont are now handcrafted with the same care in a 4,000-square-foot building. Hilliard has a mathematics degree from Penn State, but it was a passion for baking that influenced her successful career path as professional baker and business owner. She learned the skill of baking from scratch from her mother, using recipes passed down from her grandmothers. When she baked Christmas cookies for neighbors in 2006, the response was tremendous. So, she created a website and began making baked goods to order. She rented kitchen space at several commercial kitchens before opening her first storefront in 2011. At the Commercial Boulevard facility, Hilliard and a team of 10 employees continue to bake the desserts Dolce Vita customers love. An expanded menu includes fresh roasted coffee, tea, and breakfast items such as muffins and biscotti, with indoor seating for enjoying baked goods onsite. Hilliard hopes to eventually serve pie year round as well. The new shop also offers a party room for birthday parties or cake decorating classes, and an event rental room for business meetings, showers, or other special occasions.

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Economic Development

Office & Industrial Parks Airport Commerce Park: Across from University Park Airport in Benner Township sits the 210-acre Airport Commerce Park. The development has underground utilities, public water and sewer, and lots ranging from 1.87 to 8.41 acres. Call your real estate agent. Benner Commerce Park: At the Route 150 Bellefonte interchange of I-99, this park offers 217 buildable acres of business/lightindustrial land, with shovel-ready lots ranging from 5 to 15 acres and Keystone Opportunity Zone designation for state and local tax benefits. Contact the Bellefonte-State College I-99 Partnership through Scott Yocum, Re/Max Centre Realty, (814) 231-8200. Boalsburg Technology Park: Just east of Boalsburg, this Harris Township park is directly off U.S. Rte. 322. A variety of office, research and development, and light industrial space is available for lease, build-to-suit, or land purchase. Call your real estate agent.

Bristol Corporate Center: Off PA Route 26 near Route 45 in Ferguson Township, this park is home to companies including Forever Broadcasting and the Centre Region Council of Governments. Call your real estate agent. CATO Park: This Ferguson Township Park off PA Route 26 near Route 45 is home to more than 35 businesses, including MPI Research, Penn Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Applied Research Lab, and Centre Area Transportation Authority. For office rental, call Tom Songer, General Partner, at (814) 231-2800. To purchase, call your real estate agent. Dale Summit Commercial Park: Dale Summit is off PA Route 26 and Gerald Street in College Township, near the Nittany Mall and about two miles from the Shiloh Road exit of Interstate 99. Tenants include a variety of office, retail, and light industrial companies. Call your real estate agent.

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Edwards Park: Near Science Park about one mile off PA Route 26 in Ferguson Township, Edwards Park was developed by S&A Homes and Galen E. Dreibelbis. Among the enterprises located here are MPM Technologies Inc., Vigilant Security, and S&A. Call your real estate agent. Herbert R. Imbt Industrial Park: This newer office park is off West College Avenue in Ferguson Township, adjacent to the established Science Park. Already here are the headquarters of Minitab Inc. and a branch of R&D company SRI International. Call your real estate agent. Innovation Park at Penn State: This 118-acre, mixed-use park is on the university campus in College Township and includes an on-site, 300-room hotel/conference center and a child-care facility. A business incubator for startup companies as well as multi-tenant or build-to-suit buildings are available. Contact Dan Leri, Director, (814) 865-5925, or visit the website at www.innovationpark.psu.edu.


Moshannon Valley Regional Business Park: This park is being developed by the Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership on U.S. Route 322, about one mile east of Philipsburg and nine miles from I-80 in Rush Township. Current tenants include PMG Pennsylvania, Advanced Powder Products, and the PA Department of Environmental Protection. Resident businesses are eligible for Keystone Opportunity Zone benefits. Call Stan LaFuria, Executive Director, at (814) 342-2260 or visit www.mvedp.org. Patton Forest Corporate Park: This park is located in Patton Township at the Valley Vista exit of the Mount Nittany Expressway/Interstate 99. Current occupants include Geisinger Medical Group, Blazosky Associates Inc., and the PA State Employees Retirement System. Call your real estate agent.

Penn Eagle Industrial Park: Penn Eagle is conveniently located with easy access to I-80 and within a half mile of the Bellefonte exit of I-99. A variety of lot sizes are available, with single- or multiplelot options. Parcels are â&#x20AC;&#x153;shovel readyâ&#x20AC;? with all infrastructure in place. The park is a Keystone Innovation Zone and is home to more than a dozen companies providing a variety of goods and services. Call your real estate agent. Scenery Park: Off Business Route 322 in College Township, a few miles from the Oak Hall exit of the Mount Nittany Expressway, Scenery Park has numerous multiand single-tenant buildings, many of which are home to medical offices. Enterprises located here include Geisinger Medical Group and University Orthopedics. Call your real estate agent. Science Park: This established park in Ferguson Township is home to many scientific and research companies, including AccuWeather, Raytheon, and the Zetachron Center for Science & Technology Business Development. Two childcare centers are near the park, located just off PA Route 26. Call your real estate agent.

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Summit Park: This redevelopment of the former Corning Asahi plant and the surrounding area in College Township features various office and industrial buildings. Tenants include theprinters.com. Call Regina Bowers, GOH Inc., (814) 272-0353. Titan Energy Park: The former home of Titan Energy, this Spring Township park is being redeveloped as a complex of multiple office and industrial tenants, with spaces from 5,000 to 500,000 square feet. Rail service available. Keystone Opportunity Zone tax benefits. Call (814) 278-7544 or visit www.titanenergypark.com. Windmere Park: Above Centre Hills Country Club golf course and Hills Plaza in College Township, Windmere Park includes such organizations as Easter Seals Central Pennsylvania and HRG Engineering. Call your real estate agent. Woskob Industrial Park: Off PA 26 near the Nittany Mall in College Township, Woskob Industrial Park features numerous buildings for office, light industrial, and warehouse operations. Call A.W. & Sons, (814) 237-0363.


Economic Development

King Wealth Strategies LLC (814) 234-3300

Banks & Financial Institutions

Kish Bank (814) 861-4747 Sam Mannino Enterprises Inc. (814) 692-4100 M&T Bank (814) 234-5195 McCann Wealth Strategies Inc. (814) 237-0841 Mortgage Source PA LLC (814) 234-1477 Northwest Bank (814) 235-2775 PNC Bank (814) 231-3683 PSECU (800) 237-7328 Primerica (814) 308-0800

Abundance Wealth Counselors (814) 861-3810

Culbertson Financial Services LLC (814) 808-6029

Reliance Bank (814) 237-1133

AgChoice Farm Credit (800) 278-3469

Diversified Asset Planners Inc. (814) 234-2500

Rose Financial Group (724) 348-2250

AmeriServ Bank (800) 827-2265

First Commonwealth Bank (814) 280-6312

S&T Bank (814) 231-8010

BB&T (814) 206-7322

First National Bank (814) 231-4541

Santander Bank (814) 235-8306

G. Mark Blaschak (814) 880-2266

Fulton Bank (814) 234-1864

SPE FCU (877) 342-5975

Brytczuk Financial Services (814) 237-1518

The Juniata Valley Bank (717) 436-8211

TeaMac Inc. (800) 873-1192

Clearfield Bank & Trust (814) 238-0578

Keystone Alliance Mortgage (814) 861-5626

TIAA-CREF (814) 278-5000 TLC Group Investment Advisors LLC (814) 231-2265

With over fifty-two employees and offices in State College, Williamsport and Duncannon, The Hartman Group is the premier insurance agency to focus on the needs of YOUR business. We offer specific expertise to help your business in areas of: Health Insurance Programs • Voluntary Employee Benefit Programs Employer Sponsored Employee Benefit Packages Large Account Workers’ Compensation Business Package Insurance Programs Personal Lines Insurance Programs

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John Walizer Agency, State Farm Insurance (814) 234-5252 Wells Fargo Advisors (814) 325-2111 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (814) 861-8011 Wilmington Trust (570) 360-3218 Source: CBICC


Getting to Work It doesn’t take long to get to work in Centre County. The average travel time to work here is 23 minutes. More than 34 percent of residents travel less than 15 minutes. Among Centre County workers who do not work at home, 16.4 percent arrive at work between 7:30 and 7:59 a.m., and 12.1 percent arrive between 8 and 8:29. To get to work: • 66.1 percent drive alone • 11.1 percent carpool • 5.5 percent use public transportation

Top Centre County Employment Industries Industry

% of Employees

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 0.3% Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas NA Utilities 0.4% Construction 4.3% Manufacturing 6.0% Wholesale Trade 1.2% Retail Trade 11.4% Transportation and Warehousing 2.6% Information 1.7% Finance and Insurance 1.9% Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1.6% Professional and Technical Services 4.5% Management of Companies and Enterprises 1.1% Administrative and Waste Services 2.9% NA Educational Services 13.0% Health Care and Social Assistance Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 1.1% Accommodation and Food Services 9.4% Other Services (Except Public Administration) 2.8% Public Administration 4.4% NA = not available

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 American Community Survey

Source: PA Depatment of Labor & Industry

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Employment

“In the next 10 years, the U.S. staffing industry is expected to grow faster and add more jobs than nearly any other industry, according to the American Staffing Association. In addition, the Bureau of Labor Statistics believes the demand for temporary help will generate a significant amount of employment growth during this next decade. Centre County reflects these national trends. The staffing industry is growing and becoming a more vital aspect of the business environment, and temporary workers are on the front end leading the change.” —Ami Ingold, Owner, Express Employment Professionals

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A Job Market That Delivers Business is good in Centre County. Our promising economic outlook, including a high rate of employment, benefits both employers and employees.

We have a growing jobs base in the high technology and service sectors. Leading the way for Centre County employment opportunities are education, health care, mathematics, the sciences, and computers, fueled partly by an advantageous atmosphere for Penn State technology transfer. The availability of a regional skilled workforce is vital to the success of existing businesses and is a crucial consideration for companies looking to locate in Centre County. The county is home to Penn State University and career/technical schools including the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology and the South Hills School of Business & Technology. As a result, our employers benefit from a thriving talent pipeline. Through its Business and Industry Partnership, the CBICC proactively works to ensure that Centre County businesses at all stages of operation and from all industry sectors have awareness of and access to information, services, resources, and connections necessary to support competitiveness and growth. The partnership includes both businesspeople and secondary and postsecondary education leaders, reflecting a commitment to collaboration that will help Centre County businesses succeed and grow. In the coming year, the partnership is making skills training and workforce readiness a priority, translating employersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; real-world needs into education that results in skilled workers for the marketplace. n

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Employment

U.S. Department of Labor

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Centre County Unemployment 3.6% 3.4% 4.3% 5.7% 6.4% 5.5% 5.7% 4.6% 4.2% 3.8%

Jan. 2016 Feb. 2016

4.2% 3.9%

March 2016 April 2016

4.1% 3.8%

May 2016

4.2%

June 2016

4.7%

July 2016

5.1%

Aug. 2016

4.8%

Sept. 2016

3.9%

Oct. 2016

4.0%

Nov. 2016 Dec. 2016

How Do I Find a Job? Try these employment agencies and human resources consultants.

PA CareerLink Centre County (814) 548-7587

How Do I Find a Job? Adecco (814) 231-0463

Private Industry Council of the Central Corridor (PICCC Inc.) (814) 237-8998

Aerotek Inc. (570) 974-2636

Spherion Staffing (814) 238-4244

Express Employment Professionals (814) 867-5627

Source: CBICC

3.5% 3.8%

Retail Employment Downtown Bellefonte: Specialty shops offering boutique clothing, antiques, toys, collectibles, and more in a historic setting Downtown State College: Clothing stores, sports outfitters, gift stores, major retailers Target and H&M, and shops specializing in all things Penn State Nittany Mall and vicinity, State College: Enclosed mall anchored by Sears, Macy’s, and Bon-Ton, plus shopping centers featuring Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble, and more

The HR Office Inc. (814) 238-3750

North Atherton, State College: Major retailers Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Kohl’s, Trader Joe’s, Best Buy, Pier 1, Ulta, plus grocery stores and smaller retailers Philipsburg: Historic downtown plus outlying shopping center, featuring specialty shops, department store, and more South Atherton, State College: Anchor Weis grocery store and smaller shops ranging from frame shop to drugstore to Meyer Dairy

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Selected Average Annual Salaries in Centre County Dentists, General.............................$201,080 Sales Managers .............................. $143,450 Veterinarians ....................................$116,980 Pharmacists ......................................$115,990 Financial Managers ........................$111,580 Software Developers, Apps ............$101,640 Human Resources Managers......... $97,630 Electrical Engineers ...........................$95,270 Computer Network Architects........ $87,940 Speech-Language Pathologists..... $85,610 Environmental Engineers ................ $83,940 Construction Managers .................. $81,660 Physical Therapists ........................... $73,110 Architects ........................................... $72,690 Foresters...............................................$71,870 Police & Sheriff’s Patrol Officers ... $69,740 Food Service Managers................... $68,730 Lawyers ................................................ $67,750 Accountants & Auditors .................. $67,110 Middle School Teachers ..................$66,870 Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologists....................................$62,140 Producers & Directors...................... $61,980 Dental Hygienists .............................. $60,090 Sales Representatives ..................... $59,740 Elementary School Teachers .......... $58,500 Registered Nurses ............................ $57,950 Social & Community Service Managers..........................................$56,470 Farming, Fishing & Forestry Occupations.....................................$32,270 Refuse & Recyclable Material Collectors .........................................$31,770 Secretaries ......................................... $31,520 Butchers & Meat Cutters................ $31,000 Floral Designers................................. $30,810 Construction Laborers .................... $30,380 Medical Secretaries ......................... $30,080 Fitness Trainers & Aerobics Instructors ....................................... $29,390 Painters, Construction & Maintenance ................................... $27,910 Janitors & Cleaners ........................... $27,220 Tellers .................................................... $27,190 Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers ........................................... $26,250 Hairdressers, Hairstylists & Cosmetologists .............................. $26,110 Retail Salespersons .......................... $25,710 Preschool Teachers .......................... $23,520 Bartenders ......................................... $23,350 Home Health Aides .......................... $22,350 Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners....... $20,850 Hotel/Motel/Resort Desk Clerks........$20,470 Teacher Assistants ........................... $19,080 Cashiers ...............................................$18,870 Cooks, Fast Food .............................. $18,040 Amusement & Recreation Attendants ....................................... $17,550 Source: PA Center for Workforce Information & Analysis

With a variety of local physician offices and facilities, Geisinger Health System is one of the largest employers in Centre County.

Movers & Shakers: Top Employers The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is our largest employer by far, including those working at Penn State, PennDOT, Rockview Correctional Institution, and other state offices. Our school districts and county governments add thousands more. However, the following list shows the diversity of our local economy. 1. The Pennsylvania State University 2. Mount Nittany Medical Center 3. State Government* 4. State College Area School District 5. Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. 6. Wal-Mart Associates Inc. 7. Weis Markets Inc. 8. Centre County 9. Geisinger Health 10. Federal Government 11. Bellefonte Area School District 12. Mount Nittany Medical Center . Health Services 13. AccuWeather Inc. 14. Wegmans Food Markets Inc. 15. Shaner Corp. 16. The HR Office Inc. 17. Restek Corp. 18. Bald Eagle Area School District 19. YMCA of Centre County 20. Centre Crest 21. UHS of Pennsylvania Inc. 22. Hotel State College & Co. Inc. 23. Minitab Inc. 24. Sheetz Inc. 25. Sigma Aldrich Supelco

26. McDonald’s Restaurants of PA Inc. 27. Raytheon Co. 28. Giant Food Stores LLC 29. G.M. McCrossin Inc. 30. HRI Inc. 31. Foxdale Village Corp. 32. Sound Technology Inc. 33. Penns Valley Area School District 34. Borough of State College 35. HealthSouth Nittany Valley 36. Graymont (PA) Inc. 37. Skills of Central PA Inc. 38. McLanahan Drug Store Management Co. 39. Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 40. Centre Area Transportation Authority 41. Presbyterian Homes/Huntingdon 42. Central Pennsylvania Homecare LLC 43. Strawberry Fields Inc. 44. The Coca-Cola Company 45. Lowes Home Centers LLC 46. Hilex Poly Co LLC 47. The Village at Penn State 48. Otto’s Pub and Brewery 49. Ruggieri Enterprises 50. Target Corp.

*State Government includes all state employment except Penn State, SEPTA, System of Higher Education, PA College of Technology, and PHEAA. Source: PA Center for Workforce Information & Analysis

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Housing & Communities

“Centre County offers an abundant four-season lifestyle for year-round and second-home owners. It attracts a diversity of residents to its abundant recreational and intellectual resources and continues to be historically affordable. Economic stability, along with thoughtful planning for public amenities and infrastructure, results in housing that enjoys appreciating market value. You can look forward to making a wise investment in Centre County real estate.” —Amanda M. Lott, MBA, Associate Broker Team Leader, Keller Williams Advantage Realty

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Bellefonte/Burnham Farm Estates

A Neighborly Place to Live Choosing to live in Centre County is only the beginning. Next comes the choice of where to live in Centre County – in the mountains of Snow Shoe, the farm communities of Penns Valley, or the population centers of State College and Bellefonte, to name a few. You also get to choose what type of home you’d like – a new home in a new subdivision, a historic house, an easy-care condominium…the choices are many.

Our history is rich and respected, and many communities and organizations are working hard to preserve their heritage. Bellefonte is known as a center of Victorian architecture and draws many visitors who stay in historical bed-and-breakfasts. Philipsburg is revitalizing its grand old homes and has earned National Historic Preservation status. Boalsburg has maintained its “diamond” as the center of the colonial village, marked with a fountain and quaint shops. Thanks to easy access via Interstate 99, new bedroom communities are springing up, particularly in Patton, Benner, and Spring townships. Also on the rise are retirement communities, due to the area’s growing reputation as a great place to retire. Many retirees move here from other parts of the country for the same reasons other age groups do – beautiful scenery, low crime, friendly neighbors, and four seasons of recreational and cultural opportunities. Yes, we’re building wonderful new neighborhoods in Centre County. We’re also working through numerous organizations to maintain the qualities of life that make us want to live here in the first place. n

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Housing & Communities Find Your New Home Appraisals Christian T. Aumiller Appraisal & Consulting Service...... (814) 234-0353 Commercial/Retail Space Friedman Real Estate Group.................................................. (814) 234-6004 Keystone Real Estate Group LP.............................................(814) 237-0311 Trombley Real Estate................................................................ (814) 861-3000 Development Dreibelbis Development......................................................... (814) 238-0091 Gray’s Woods............................................................................. (814) 235-3612 Morlok Development Group.................................................. (215) 564-4002 Nicholas Enterprises................................................................ (814) 238-9410 Torron Group LP........................................................................ (814) 231-2800 Vita & Vita Realty Corp.............................................................(973) 227-5233 Home Builders/Remodeling Contractors Alexander Building Construction Co....................................(814) 237-6059 Allied Mechanical & Electrical............................................... (814) 238-0238 Allison Crane & Rigging Inc....................................................(570) 494-4010 Beneyfield and Farrell.............................................................. (814) 238-3226 Joseph T. Berrena Mechanicals Inc..................................... (814) 643-2645 Cisney & O’Donnell Inc........................................................... (814) 643-4968 DM Industries Inc..................................................................... (814) 834-2321 EBY Paving & Construction Inc............................................. (814) 359-3462

Leonard S. Fiore Inc................................................................. (814) 946-3686 Gilmore Construction............................................................... (814) 355-0911 Goodco Mechanical Inc.......................................................... (814) 238-8180 John J. Harakal IV Contractors Inc....................................... (814) 861-3500 Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc............................................................ (814) 237-1444 Joseph C. Hazel Inc................................................................. (814) 355-4841 R.H. Marcon Inc........................................................................ (814) 238-2800 Massaro CM Services LLC.....................................................(412) 475-1620 G.M. McCrossin Inc................................................................. (814) 355-4848 Mihalko’s General Contracting............................................. (814) 639-1650 Penn Central Door LLC............................................................(814) 371-7358 Pinehurst Homes Inc................................................................(814) 237-4663 Poole Anderson Construction LLC.......................................(814) 237-6667 S&A Homes & Subsidiaries....................................................(814) 231-4780 David Sampsel Construction Inc.......................................... (814) 422-8919 Sponaugle Construction Services LLC............................... (814) 861-3592 Strouse Electric Inc...................................................................(814) 383-4407 Jeff Tate Paving.......................................................................... (717) 248-6110 Traditions of America at Liberty Hill..................................... (814) 466-9490 Veronesi Building & Remodeling Inc....................................(814) 237-4514 Home Inspection National Property Inspections................................................(814) 931-0413

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Property Management A.W. & Sons Enterprises..........................................................(814) 237-0363 The Apartment Store...............................................................(814) 234-6860 Associated Realty Property Management.......................... (814) 231-3333 Atlas Realty Management Co. Inc.........................................(814) 238-0741 Baker Realty............................................................................... (814) 238-0883 Briarwood Apartments............................................................ (814) 238-7134 Calibre Residential.................................................................... (814) 234-5244 Continental Real Estate Management Inc.......................... (814) 238-1598 Falk Realty...................................................................................(814) 238-8788 Graystone Court Villas............................................................. (814) 353-3431 Lenwood Inc...............................................................................(814) 777-7863 Lion’s Gate Apartments.......................................................... (814) 238-2600 McKinney Properties Inc........................................................ (814) 231-9000 Mount Nittany Residences/IDA........................................... (814) 234-1323 Nevins Real Estate Management......................................... (814) 238-3153 Paradigm Properties Group Inc.............................................(814) 308-9602 Park Forest Enterprises Inc., Realtors.................................. (814) 238-3431 PMI (Property Management Inc.).........................................(814) 272-2000 The Retreat at State College ..................................................(814) 231-0871 Stewart Industrial Park............................................................ (814) 280-1488

GLP Development Company LLC.........................................(410) 336-4707 Hendricks Investments............................................................ (814) 231-2628 HFL Corporation....................................................................... (814) 238-4000 Innovation Park at Penn State............................................... (814) 865-5925 Brian & Chloe Kissinger, Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors .......................................................................................................(814) 574-0888 Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.............................................. (412) 281-0100 Nancy & Tom Ring, Re/Max Centre Realty........................(814) 232-9107 Rodino Associates.................................................................... (814) 238-1004 Universal Settlement Services of Pennsylvania LLC.........(814) 689-1741 Realtors Steven Bodner, Re/Max Centre Realty............................... (814) 231-8200 Centre County Association of Realtors............................... (814) 231-8200 Coldwell Banker University Realty........................................(814) 237-6543 Keller Williams Advantage Realty..........................................(814) 272-3333 Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors................................... (814) 234-4000 Lassie MacDonald, Re/Max Centre Realty....................... (814) 231-8200 Thomas F. Price, Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors.....(814) 574-9012 Re/Max Centre Realty............................................................. (814) 231-8200 Ella & W.L. Wendy Williams, Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors ...................................................................................................... (814) 280-3607

Real Estate/Development Berks Homes.............................................................................(814) 238-8080 C2S LP..........................................................................................(814) 571-3223 Gambone Songer & Associates Realty................................(814) 237-5384

Source: CBICC

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Housing & Communities Municipal Population Density Burnside

Snow Shoe

Howard

Howard

Boggs

Marion

Milesburg

Union

Bellefonte

Philipsburg

Benner Spring

Huston

S. Philipsburg

Worth

Gregg

Haines Millheim

Penn

Patton

Port Matilda

Taylor

Miles

Walker

Unionville

Rush

Liberty

Curtin

Snow Shoe

College

Half Moon State College

Centre Hall

Harris

Potter

Ferguson

Persons Persons Per Per Square Square Mile Mile Less than 50

50 to 277.3

277.4 to 1,000

1,000.1 to 5,000

Greater than 5,000 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015

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Building a Home in Centre County Figures show the average cost (not including land) of a new single-family home in each Centre County region, and the number of single-family home building permits issued in 2015.

$150,717 5

$82,231 12 $203,336 45

N/A 2

$221,912 31

$103,217 7

People of all faiths are comfortable finding inspiration in Centre County. More than 160 houses of worship in more than 40 denominations are vital spiritual centers in our communities. They often serve as social and charitable centers as well, providing homes to food banks and preschools, and welcoming all to pot-pie or ham dinners.

$309,046 154

NA = Not available

Many Ways to Worship

Source: Centre County Planning and Community Development Office

For details about individual houses of worship, go to centreconnect.org/clubs_organizations/religiousorganizations. For worship services on Penn State’s University Park campus, go to studentaffairs.psu.edu/spiritual.

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Housing & Communities

Centre County Home Sales by School District School District

Personal Taxes in Centre County • All of our 35 municipalities assess an earned-income tax of 0.5 to 1.4 percent, plus 0.5 percent to 2.05 percent for the school district. • County homeowners pay a 7.84-mill real estate tax, plus one of the following rates to their resident school district: -Bald Eagle Area, 54.63 mills -Bellefonte Area, 48.4941 mills -Keystone Central, 44.69 mills -Penns Valley Area, 46.6986 mills -Philipsburg-Osceola Area, 52.08 mills -State College Area, 43.4730 mills -Tyrone Area, 24.8 mills • Additional real estate taxes range from zero mills in Rush Township to 15.33 mills in Philipsburg Borough. • The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charges a 1 percent realty transfer tax (collected from the purchaser), and most municipalities charge another 1 percent (collected from the seller), the proceeds of which are shared between the school district and the municipality. • Pennsylvania has a 6 percent sales tax. Exempt items include food and clothing. • Residents of Pennsylvania pay a flat 3.07 percent state income tax.

Homes Sold in 2016

Based on information from the Centre County Association of Realtors MLS for 2016

Centre County Home Sales, 2007-2016

Homes Average Sold Sale Price

2016 1,377 $248,188 2015 1,360 $235,263 2014 1,212 $219,029 2013 1,246 $208,362* 2012 1,164 $209,811* 2011 1,144 $224,413 2010 1,398 $217,093 2009 1,321 $210,025 2008 1,453 $212,208 2007 1,565 $201,575 *May include homes in neighboring counties Source: Centre County Association of Realtors

Setting Up a Centre County Household All area codes are 814 unless otherwise noted.

• Natural gas: Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Inc., 888-460-4332; UGI Central Penn Gas (Philipsburg), 800-652-0550. Visit www.puc.state.pa.us for information about the state’s utility choice program.

• Bicycles: Bikes operated in the Borough of State College or on PSU’s campus must be registered at no charge at PSU’s Eisenhower Parking Deck police station, Borough of State College police station, • Recycling: Centre County Recycling and or local bike shop. Penn State faculty, staff, Refuse Authority, 238-6649. and students also can register their bikes • Sewage: Centre County has numerous online through Transportation Services. wastewater authorities. The University Area Joint Authority, which serves several State • Cable TV: Comcast, 800-532-3779; Country Cable TV, 359-3161; Millheim TV College area townships, is at 238-5361. Transmission Co., 349-4837; TeleMedia • Telephone: Verizon, 800-837-4966 Corp., 353-2025; Windstream Communi(county’s main carrier). In some areas, you cations, 238-0000. may have a choice of providers; • Dog licenses: Available at area hardware and animal-related businesses, plus Centre County Treasurer’s Office, 355-6810. • Driver’s licenses & vehicle registration: Department of Motor Vehicles, 800-932-4600. (Driver’s Exam Center is in Pleasant Gap.) • Electricity: West Penn Power, 800-686-0021. Visit www.papowerswitch.com for information about the state’s electric choice program.

Average Sales Price

Bald Eagle 88 $157,811 Bellefonte 327 $209,090 Penns Valley 76 $199,440 Philipsburg/Osceola 101 $86,545 State College 785 $300,123 Centre County (total) 1,377 $248,188

www.puc.state.pa.us for information. • Voter registration: Register to vote online though the Pennsylvania Department of State at www.pavoterservices.pa.gov or at the county Elections and Voter Registration Office 355-6703. • Water: Centre County has more than 40 water systems. State College Borough Water Authority, 238-6766.

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Serving the Community Centre County offers robust opportunities for community engagement and leadership building. Numerous service, leadership, and young-professional organizations provide communityminded individuals with the opportunity to serve and give back, become immersed in Centre County life, and blossom as leaders. Among these organizations are: AAUW State College Branch

Ferguson Township Lions Club

Rotary Club of Pleasant Gap

www.aauwstatecollege.org

Facebook: FergusonTownshipLionsClub

Facebook: PGRotary

Altrusa International of Centre County

Harris Township Lions Club

Rotary Club of State College

aiocentrecounty.blogspot.com

www.lionsclubs.org

www.statecollegerotary.org

Bellefonte Kiwanis

Kiwanis Club of Penns Valley

Rotary Club of State College/Downtown

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Facebook: PVKiwanis

www.downtownstatecollegerotary.org

Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club

Kiwanis Club of State College

Soroptimist International of Centre County

Facebook: Bellefonte-Sunrise-Rotary-Club

www.statecollegepakiwanis.com

www.soroptimistcentrecounty.org

CBICC Connect Young Professionals

Leadership Centre County

State College Sunrise Rotary Club

cbiccconnect.com

leadershipcentrecounty.org

www.statecollegesunriserotary.org

Elks Lodge 1600

Nittany Kiwanis Club

State College Young Professionals

www.elks.org

Facebook: NittanyKiwanisClub

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Housing & Communities

Retirement Living

Juniper Village at Brookline 238-3193 1900-1950 Cliffside Dr. State College, 16801 www.junipercommunities.com

Name

Liberty Hill 466-9490 Independent 102 Settlers Way Boalsburg, 16827 www.traditionsofamerica.com

Area codes are (814). * = income restrictions apply.

Phone

Living/Care Options

Arnold Addison Court 120 E. Beaver Ave. State College, 16801 www.calibreresidential.com

238-0400 Independent*

Bellaire Court 729-763 Bellaire Ave. State College, 16801

234-7100 Independent*

Brockerhoff House 355-6750 Independent* 105 S. Allegheny St. Bellefonte, 16823 Centre Crest 502 E. Howard St. Bellefonte, 16823 www.centrecrest.org

355-6777

Nursing home

Crestside Terrace 355-6750 Independent* 602 E. Howard St. Bellefonte, 16823

Independent, personal care, nursing home, rehab, hospice, memory and dementia care

Mt. Nittany Residences 234-1323 Independent* 301 Rolling Ridge Dr. State College, 16801 The Oaks at Pleasant Gap 359-2782 Independent, 200 Rachel Dr. Pleasant Gap, 16823 www.alsm.org

Personal care

Penns Manor Contact your Independent Manor Road real estate Centre Hall, 16828 agent Philipsburg Tower 342-6802 Independent* 300 N. Front St. Philipsburg, 16866 Salem Hill Haven 424 Heckman Cemetery Rd. Spring Mills, 16875

422-8435

Personal care

Eagle Valley Personal 355-3417 Care Home Inc. 500 Front St. Milesburg, 16853 www.eaglevalleypersonalcarehome.com

Personal care

Elmcroft 325-9760 150 Farmstead Ln. State College, 16803 www.elmcroft.com

Personal care, dementia care

The Village at Penn State 238-1949 260 Lions Hill Rd. State College, 16803 retireatpennstate.org

Fox Hill Senior Apartments 355-4090 200 Wyndtree Court Bellefonte, 16823

Independent*

Foxdale Village 272-2146 500 E. Marylyn Ave. State College, 16801

Independent, personal care, nursing home www.foxdalevillage.org

Village Heights 231-5507 Independent 305 Village Heights Dr. State College, 16801 www.villageheightspa.com

Graystone Court Villas 353-3431 100 Hawknest Way www.graystonecourt.com

Independent Bellefonte, 16823

Greenhills Village 234-9898 Independent, 301 Farmstead Ln. personal care State College, 16803 www.greenhillsvillage.com The Hearthside 237-0630 450 Waupelani Dr. State College, 16801 www.hearthsiderehabandnursing.com

Nursing home, dementia care

Stonebridge Senior 237-1004 Independent* Apartments 1680 Bristol Ave. State College, 16801 Independent, personal care, nursing home

Windy Hill Village 342-8400 100 Dogwood Dr. Philipsburg, 16866 www.windyhillvillage.org

Independent, personal care, nursing home

Wynwood House of Nittany Valley 294 Discovery Dr. Boalsburg, 16827 www.wynwoodhouse.com

808-6800

Personal care

Wynwood House of Penns Valley 122 Wynwood Dr. Centre Hall, 16828 www.wynwoodhouse.com

364-9770

Personal care

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Education “Technology continuously impacts the way we work, live, and learn. Educational institutions must embrace technology and its disruption while being disciplined in its application. The Penn State EdTech Network is focused on harnessing technology to advance Penn State’s teaching and learning capabilities through active collaborations and partnerships. By fostering innovation between technology companies, the university, and the commonwealth community, we aim to improve the student experience, create entrepreneurial opportunities, and stimulate economic growth.” —Daren Coudriet, Director, Penn State EdTech Network

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Lifelong Learning to Build Strong Communities Across Centre County, education is a top priority, whether we’re talking about preschoolers, college students, or older adults. We’re home to a world-class university whose influence extends well beyond our borders, and parents and other citizens take an active role in guiding local school districts to educate our children according to our high standards. Centre County is the base for five well-respected school districts, as well as portions of Blair County’s Tyrone Area School District and Clinton County’s Keystone Central School District (including Liberty-Curtin Elementary School in northern Centre County). Each district works hard to make sure programs and facilities meet the needs of students; for example, the State College Area School District is undertaking a major renovation of its high school. Schlow Centre Region Library operates from downtown State College, while the Centre County Library system serves residents throughout the area. The American Philatelic Research Library welcomes stamp collectors from around the world to its headquarters in the historic Match Factory in Bellefonte. Centre County visitors and residents can also take advantage of Penn State’s extensive libraries. At the high school and postsecondary levels, several area schools help youths and adults lay the groundwork for lifelong careers while providing the skilled employees needed by area companies. The CBICC continues to partner with institutions such as the South Hills School of Business & Technology and the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology on workforce development. CPI recently opened a new transportation training center and plans to expand its health sciences programs. The State College Area School District’s Career & Technical Center is gaining new facilities during the current high school renovation and expansion. Of course, no discussion of education in Centre County would be complete without mentioning The Pennsylvania State University. From humble beginnings more than 150 years ago, Penn State has grown into a world-class learning and research institution with 99,133 students at 23 locations across the Commonwealth plus the online World Campus, ranked No. 1 in 2016 by U.S. News and World Report for online bachelor’s degree programs. In Centre County, academic and scientific activity centers on the 5,548-acre University Park campus. In fall 2016, 47,261 students were enrolled at University Park. Penn State is an economic engine that provides a ready-made template for growth and the foundation for a highly educated workforce. From the university to growing career and technical schools to quality school districts, education ranks high in Centre County. ■

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Education Centre County School Districts Bald Eagle Area School District 751 S. Eagle Valley Road Wingate, PA 16823 (814) 355-4860 www.beasd.org

Special programs/ areas of emphasis: Onsite environmental center; Agri-Science Technology curriculum with new lab; Everyday Mathematics; pre-engineering curriculum; Reading Wonders; John Collins Writing; School-Wide Positive Behavior; small class sizes; up-to-date technology; elementary foreign language program; inquiry-based science curriculum; school resource officer/prevention coordinator; in-house cyber school; friendly, supportive students and staff; 98 percent of primary staff trained to implement intensive firstgrade reading program Philosophy: All people have worth and should be treated equally with dignity and respect. We teach for success.

Penns Valley Area School District 4528 Penns Valley Road Spring Mills, PA 16875 (814) 422-2000 www.pennsvalley.org

Mission: Empowering our students every day to reach individual success. Vision: The Penns Valley Area School District is a rural and progressive community

dedicated to the well-being of each student. We seek to create engaged, passionate, and motivated lifelong learners who will become contributing members of society. We are committed to effective communication within a supportive and trusting environment that will create a shared understanding between all members of the school community.

Bellefonte Area School District 318 N. Allegheny St. Bellefonte, PA 16823 (814) 355-4814 www.basd.net

Special programs: BASD believes all students should be provided with experiences in basic learning and thinking processes to develop skills to be lifelong learners. All students should learn to understand and practice decision making, problem solving, and creative and critical thinking. BASD supports positive school-wide behavior, community volunteerism, and academic growth. BASD offers 24 Advanced Placement courses and honors options, and a wide range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities.  Philosophy: Inspiring and preparing today’s learners to embrace tomorrow’s challenges.

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PhilipsburgOsceola School District 200 Short St. Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1050 www.pomounties.org

Mission: The mission of the district is to provide a supportive educational environment to promote student learning through academic rigor, district partnerships, and careerreadiness programs for the development of responsible citizens in today’s world. Vision: Educating today… responsible citizens tomorrow.


State College Area School District 240 Villa Crest Drive State College, PA 16801 (814) 231-1011 www.scasd.org

Special programs/ areas of emphasis: Comprehensive preparation in academic and technical areas, as well as enriching opportunities in arts, music, drama, and athletics; award-winning middle school STEM instruction; CEEL elementary before- and afterschool extended learning program; high school Career and Technical Center programs of study for post-secondary and career preparation. Philosophy: The mission of the State College Area School District is to prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education.

LEGEND Bald Eagle Area School District Bellefonte Area School District Keystone Central School District (Clinton County) Penns Valley Area School District Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District State College Area School District Tyrone Area School District (Blair County)

School District Total students, 2016-17 Elementary schools Junior/middle schools High schools Charter schools Avg. SAT score, 2015-16, Reading/Math/Writing 11th-grade 2016 Keystone Exams % proficient+, Algebra I/Biology/Literature Graduating students, 2015-16 Graduating students who planned to continue education/training

Bald Eagle 1,653 4 1 (grades 6-8) 1 (grades 9-12) 0

Bellefonte 2,655 4 1 (grades 6-8) 1 (grades 9-12) 0

Penns Valley 1,493 3 (1 elem/int) 0 1 (grades 7-12) 0

Philipsburg-Osceola State College 1,713 6,786 2 9 1 (grades 5-8) 3 (grades 6-8)* 1 (grades 9-12) 2 (grades 9-12)* 0 4

474/485/452 499/516/470 528/534/511 488/492/443 557/575/530 81/78/87 66/69/73 81/78/81 68/71/78 87/90/88 132

176

84

105

547

53%

72%

67%

85

81%

*Delta Middle Level is grades 5-8, and Delta Program is grades 9-12 Source: individual school districts, Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Education Private Schools Centre County Christian Academy Bellefonte (814) 355-7805 www.cccacademy.org Kindergarden-12th grade 96 students Grace Prep School State College (814) 867-1177 graceprep.com 9th-12th grade 69 students Nittany Christian School State College (814) 234-5652 www.nittanychristian.com K-8th grade 128 students Our Lady of Victory Catholic School State College (814) 238-1592 www.olvcatholicschool.org Preschool-8th grade 325 students (K-8)

Saint Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Academy

St. John the Evangelist Catholic School Bellefonte (814) 355-7859 www.saintjohnsch.net Preschool-5th grade 140 students

Saint Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Academy Boalsburg (814) 808-6118 stjoeacad.org 9th-12th grade 143 students

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State College Friends School State College (814) 237-8386 www.scfriends.org Pre-K-8th grade 114 students Source: individual schools


Charter Schools

Centre County has four charter schools, all in the State College Area School District. Centre Learning Community 2643 W. College Ave. State College, 16801 (814) 861-7980 Grades 5-8, 100 students www.clccharter.org Nittany Valley Charter School 1612 Norma St. State College, 16801 (814) 867-3842 Grades K-8, 48 students www.nvcs.org Wonderland Charter School 2112 Sandy Drive State College, 16803 (814) 234-5886 Grades K-5, 105 students www.wonderlandcharter.com Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania 1530 Westerly Parkway State College, 16801 (814) 237-9727 Grades K-8, 387 students www.yscp.org Source: individual schools

Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania students benefit from hands-on learning.

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Penn State

Education

Centre County Education Levels For residents ages 25 and older in 2011-2015:

High school graduates........................ 93.2% Bachelor’s degree or higher........... 41.4% Source: U.S Census Bureau

The Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology partnered with Case Corp. to train students on Case equipment.

Technical/Post-Secondary Education Career & Technical Center Westerly Parkway, State College, 16801 (814) 231-4153 • www.scasd.org This program of the State College Area School District is for students in grades 9 through 12. Career programs are designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce in entrylevel jobs. Technical preparation programs require students to continue their study at the post-secondary level. Fourteen programs are offered, ranging from accounting to culinary arts to engineering technology. Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology 540 N. Harrison Road Pleasant Gap, 16823 (814) 359-2793 • www.cpi.edu The Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology is an alliance of area school districts, serving county residents from age 16 through adult. CPI offers more than 60 programs in fields such as building and carpentry trades, medical science and technology, and protective services.

Penn State University University Park, 16802 (814) 865-5471 (undergraduate admissions) • www.psu.edu Penn State is a traditional four-year university offering a wide variety of degree programs ranging from accounting to world languages education. The main campus is in State College. Saint Francis University 117 Evergreen Drive Loretto, 15940 (814) 472-3000 • www.francis.edu Saint Francis offers continuing-education classes online and in State College. South Hills School of Business & Technology 480 Waupelani Drive State College, 16801 (814) 234-7755 www.southhills.edu South Hills School of Business & Technology offers 11 degree and diploma programs at locations in State College, Altoona, and Lewistown. Programs are in the fields of health care, business, technology, criminal justice, and graphic arts, as well as lifelong learning. Source: individual schools

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Centre County Licensed Day-Care Centers For information about or referrals to day-care providers – including family day-care homes not listed below – call Child Care Information Services, a state-funded agency, at 231-1352 or visit www.dhs.pa.gov. Information about each provider listed below is current as of March 2017. Phone numbers are (814) area code, except where noted otherwise.

Abba’s House Babyland and Daycare...................................................................................200 Ellis Place, State College 16801.......................................................................................237-6263 ABC Children’s Center...................................................................................................................2201 University Drive, State College 16801........................................................................238-6510 ABC Children’s Center...................................................................................................................143 Brackenbourne Drive, Port Matilda 16870.................................................................308-8742 Bellefonte Family YMCA...............................................................................................................125 W. High St., Bellefonte 16823............................................................................................355-5551 Bellefonte Family YMCA - Bellefonte Elementary............................................................100 W. Linn St., Bellefonte 16823.............................................................................................355-5551 Bellefonte Family YMCA - Benner Elementary..................................................................Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte 16823......................................................................................355-5551 Bellefonte Family YMCA - Marion-Walker..........................................................................100 School Drive, Bellefonte 16823........................................................................................355-5551 Bellefonte Family YMCA - Pleasant Gap..............................................................................230 S. Main St., Bellefonte 16823............................................................................................355-5551 Bennett Family Center, Penn State..........................................................................................Hastings and Bigler Roads, University Park 16802.........................................................865-7951 Busy Bees Daycare.........................................................................................................................140 Liberty St., Blanchard 16826....................................................................................570-849-0078 Calvary Kid Care...............................................................................................................................150 Harvest Fields Drive, Boalsburg 16827........................................................................808-5051 Centre Hall School Age Child Care.........................................................................................211 N. Hoffer Ave., Centre Hall 16828...................................................................................238-5105 Childspace...........................................................................................................................................331 W. Fairmount Ave., State College 16801......................................................................237-6429 Daybridge Child Development Center, Penn State..........................................................301 Innovation Blvd., State College 16803..........................................................................861-4391 Discovery Child Development Center....................................................................................870 Stratford Drive, State College 16801.............................................................................238-3202 Easter Seals Child Development Center...............................................................................383 Rolling Ridge Drive, State College 16801...................................................................238-4434 Easterly Parkway Elementary School Age Child Care....................................................234 Easterly Parkway, State College 16801........................................................................238-5105 Ferguson School Age Program..................................................................................................146 W. Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills 16868...........................................................238-5105 First Steps Daycare..........................................................................................................................654 Loch Lomond Road, Philipsburg 16866.......................................................................592-9861 The Goddard School.......................................................................................................................1545 Westerly Parkway, State College 16801....................................................................237-1160 Gray’s Woods Elementary............................................................................................................160 Brackenbourne Drive, State College 16803...............................................................237-7717 Growing in Faith................................................................................................................................512 Hughes St., Bellefonte 16823............................................................................................355-7838 In God’s Hands..................................................................................................................................185 Beach St., Blanchard 16826.....................................................................................570-962-0025 Joy for Kids..........................................................................................................................................1011 E. College Ave., State College 16801..........................................................................237-9600 Kids Court - Bellefonte..................................................................................................................121 Radio Drive, Bellefonte 16823..........................................................................................353-0300 Kids Court Child Care and Learning Center.......................................................................278 Gerald St., State College 16801.......................................................................................238-3300 Kids Kingdom.....................................................................................................................................280 Tracydale Road, Milesburg 16853..................................................................................353-5437 Kindercare Learning Center........................................................................................................228 Farmstead Lane, State College 16803..........................................................................238-3955 The Learning Station.......................................................................................................................3035 Enterprise Drive, State College 16801.......................................................................237-5652 Montessori School of the Nittany Valley...............................................................................138 Limerock Terrace, State College 16801.......................................................................861-3988 Moshannon YMCA Child Care.................................................................................................113 N. 14th St., Philipsburg 16866..........................................................................................342-0889 Mt. Nittany Preschool.....................................................................................................................1500 E. Branch Road, State College 16801........................................................................237-3938 Our Children’s Center....................................................................................................................411 S. Burrowes St., State College 16801............................................................................237-1585 Penn State Child Care Center at Hort Woods....................................................................Allen Street & Park Avenue, State College 16802...........................................................863-0267 Penns Valley YMCA Program Center.....................................................................................158 W. Streamside Place, Spring Mills 16875....................................................................422-6000 Philipsburg Child Development Center.................................................................................328 N. Front St., Philipsburg 16866.........................................................................................342-5698 Philipsburg School Age Child Care.........................................................................................1810 Black Moshannon Road, Philipsburg 16866..........................................................342-5698 Port Matilda School Age Program...........................................................................................209 Locust St., Port Matilda 16870..........................................................................................238-5105 Redman’s Kidz Konnection Inc..................................................................................................128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte 16823.....................................................................................574-3780 St. John’s Childhood Center........................................................................................................Mill and Penn Streets, Millheim 16854.................................................................................349-5611 St. Paul’s Christian Preschool.....................................................................................................127 McAllister St., State College 16801................................................................................237-1245 State College YMCA Y-Kids........................................................................................................677 W. Whitehall Road, State College 16801.....................................................................237-7717 Stay & Play/State College Presbyterian Church................................................................132 W. Beaver Ave., State College 16801............................................................................237-1154 Step by Step School for Early Learning.................................................................................106 Village Drive, State College 16803.................................................................................308-8860 Your First Page Learning & Development Center.............................................................2633 Lower Brush Valley Road, Centre Hall 16828.........................................................531-4020

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Education Penn State

Penn State Fast Facts • Penn State University was chartered in 1855 and opened as The Farmers’ High School on 200 acres of Centre County land donated by agriculturist and ironmaster James Irvin. • Penn State operates the largest unified outreach effort in American higher education, delivering programs to learners in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states, and 62 countries. • In fiscal year 2016, Penn State had $836 million in research expenditures. The university typically partners with more than 400 companies each year.

Penn State on the Web

Continuing & Distance Education www.outreach.psu.edu Classes for non-traditional students.

Go to www.psu.edu for links to everything about Penn State, or call (814) 865-4700 for University Park directory assistance.

News and Information www.news.psu.edu The latest news and announcements from the university’s public relations folks.

About PSU www.psu.edu/this-is-penn-state General info about Penn State, from the Nittany Lion to history to rankings. Admissions Office www.admissions.psu.edu Everything you need to know to become a Penn State student.

Calendars www.events.psu.edu Academic, cultural, and outreach event listings.

Sports www.goPSUsports.com Penn State Athletics site with links to all university sports. Virtual PSU www.php.scripts.psu.edu/dept/ur/cam/php Click on Lion Cam’s almost-live views of spots around campus.

• The Penn State Alumni Association boasts 176,427 members, making it the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. • More than 7,300 international students study at the University Park campus.

Penn State

Alumni Association www.alumni.psu.edu Network with other alumni; find out what’s happening at your alma mater.

Office of Human Resources psu.jobs Check each week for new job openings.

• Penn State’s Interfraternity Council/ Panhellenic Dance Marathon, which benefits the Four Diamonds Fund for families with children being treated for cancer, is the largest student-run philanthropic event in the nation. In 2017, Thon raised more than $10 million.

Weather www.psu.edu/ur/weather Current conditions and forecasts for campus and the region.

Thon raised more than $10 million in 2017 for the kids (“FTK”).

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Libraries for Learning The county library system is linked through the Centre County Federation of Public Libraries at www.ccfpl.org, which allows library cardholders to access library catalogs and databases through the Internet. Children’s library at Schlow Centre Region Library

American Philatelic Research Library 100 Match Factory Place Bellefonte, PA 16823 (814) 933-3803 www.stamplibrary.org

Centre County Library & Historical Museum 200 N. Allegheny St. Bellefonte, PA 16823 (814) 355-1516 www.centrecountylibrary.org Branches: Centre Hall Area Branch Library, Holt Memorial Library (Philipsburg), Centre County Library Bookmobile

Penn State University Libraries 510 Paterno Library University Park, PA 16802 (814) 865-6368 www.libraries.psu.edu Schlow Centre Region Library 211 S. Allen St. State College, PA 16801 (814) 237-6236 www.schlowlibrary.org

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Centre County’s Public Libraries Books, DVDs, music Free e-books and e-audio books to download Free public computing and Wi-Fi Homebound delivery service Children’s story times and programs Summer Reading Program Lectures, concerts and special events Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College 814-237-6236 • www.schlowlibrary.org Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 203 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte 814-355-1516 • www.centrecountylibrary.org Branches in Centre Hall, Philipsburg, and Bookmobile

How well do your current insurance policies meet your lifestyle and needs? We welcome the opportunity to review your existing policies and to team with you to understand the coverages that you currently have in place. After our review, you will be able to make an educated decision on your insurance needs. It is important to align your coverages with the needs and requirements of your stage of life. We look forward to meeting with you!

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Health Care “As a Penn State graduate, it’s great to return to a community that values good health and provides high-quality health care to the people living here. The world of health care is growing at a rapid pace, and as the region’s leader in the field, Mount Nittany Health is both firmly planted as a preferred health care provider and ready to respond and adapt to this growth and change as we move forward together.” —Kathleen L. Rhine, President & CEO, Mount Nittany Health

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Comprehensive Care for Healthy Communities In health care, as in so many other parts of life, Centre County offers the best of both worlds: the friendly, caring attitude of small-town physicians and the state-of-the-art technology and treatment of big-city hospitals. Health-maintenance organizations, insurers, and medical facilities have joined to provide a comprehensive health-care system that serves patients around the region. Most county residents are pleased to find that they can get the quality care they need right here in the area through providers such as Mount Nittany Health, Geisinger Health System, and Penn State Health. In 2016, Centre County ranked as the fourth-healthiest county in Pennsylvania, according to a study by the University of Wisconsin Health Institute, and meets 16 Healthy People 2020 goals. Every three years, Mount Nittany Health conducts a community health needs assessment in partnership with the Centre Foundation, Centre County United Way, and Centre County Partnership for Community Health. The resulting implementation plan is used as a tool for informing strategy, funding, and action plans to improve the health and wellness of Centre County. Emergency medical personnel throughout the area work with regional trauma centers to make sure patients reach specially trained providers at a time when every second counts. Centre LifeLink EMS in State College is one of just seven services in Pennsylvania to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. Centre County is home to many large and small private medical practices respected for their work in a variety of specialties, as well as organizations providing home health care and other important services. Centre Volunteers in Medicine provides access to free medical care for eligible county residents who cannot afford health insurance. Throughout our county, residents can take comfort in knowing that, whatever medical need might arise, caring experts are available close to home. n

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Health Care

James E. Van Zandt Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic

Mount Nittany Health

Hospitals & Health Centers

2581 Clyde Ave. State College, PA 16801 (877) 626-2500 www.altoona.va.gov Type of facility: outpatient clinic for military veterans Programs, services & clinics: behavioral health, laboratory services, nutrition services, preventive care, primary care, social work services, tobacco cessation, prescriptions

Urgent Care Clinics These clinics are open seven days a A Mount Nittany Physician Group radiation oncology team

HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

550 W. College Ave. Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 (814) 359-3421 www.nittanyvalleyrehab.com Type of facility: inpatient rehabilitation hospital with an on-site outpatient rehabilitation clinic Programs, services & clinics: physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapy are provided, as well as psychology and nutritional services, for patients recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery; specialized outpatient therapies include post-concussive therapy, balance/vestibular therapy, lymphedema therapy, oncology rehabilitation, and two specialized programs for those with Parkinson’s disease

The Meadows & University Community Behavioral Health Parent Company: Universal Health Services Inc.

132 The Meadows Drive Centre Hall, PA 16828 (814) 364-2161 www.themeadows.net Type of facility: integrated behavioral health system that includes inpatient, outpatient, and crisis intervention Specialties: behavioral health services for children, adolescents, and adults; care levels include acute inpatient hospitalization, outpatient therapy and medication management, and crisis intervention; 24/7 hotline and walk-in assessment available

Mount Nittany Health

1800 E. Park Ave. State College, PA 16803 (814) 231-7170 www.mountnittany.org Type of facility: multi-branch health system that includes a multi-specialty physician group and acute-care hospital Programs, services & clinics: with the mission to make people healthier, Mount Nittany Health includes Mount Nittany Medical Center; Mount Nittany Physician Group, with 150+ providers across 30 specialties in 17 locations; the Children’s Advocacy Center of Centre County; and Mount Nittany Health Foundation

University Health Services Student Health Center

University Park, PA 16802 (814) 863-0774 studentaffairs.psu.edu/health Type of facility: student health center Programs, services & clinics: nationally accredited ambulatory health care center offering services including immunizations, nutrition clinic, pharmacy, physical therapy, medical care for routine illnesses, physical exams, x-ray, and allergy services

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week for walk-in treatment of nonlife-threatening health-care needs. Advanced Urgent Care

2615 E. College Ave. State College, PA 16801 (814) 308-8155 www.advancedurgentcare.us

Dr. Paul’s Clinic

2214 N. Atherton St. State College, PA 16803 (814) 826-2081 www.drpaulsclinic.org

Geisinger Careworks Walk-in Clinics 1630 N. Atherton St. State College, PA 16803 (814) 238-1279 174 Buckaroo Lane Bellefonte, PA 16823 (814) 353-1030 www.careworkshealth.com

MedExpress

1613 N. Atherton St. State College, PA 16803 (814) 238-1066 www.medexpress.com

QCare Moshannon Valley 271 Railroad St. Philipsburg, PA 16866 (814) 342-1872 www.phhealthcare.org


Inspired Care Generation to Generation. Penn State Medical Group at Park Avenue is welcoming new patients. Call 814-235-2480 to make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and your family.


Health Care Centre LifeLink Emergency Medical Services Inc..

Health-Related Resources Ambulance Services

Air Charter Advisors Inc. Tamarac, Florida (888) 987-5387 Centre LifeLink Emergency Medical Services Inc. State College (814) 237-8163

Chiropractic

Integrative Health Care Associates (814) 237-5559 Nittany Valley Chiropractic Center (814) 234-5271

Consulting (Health Care) TekniSonics Inc. Boalsburg (814) 574-2501

Consulting (Health/Wellness)

Inspire Wellness Solutions State College (814) 730-6426

Dentists/Periodontists/ Orthodontists Nicole Carnicella, DMD, MAGD, PC Bellefonte (814) 355-5254 Central Pennsylvania Endodontics State College (814) 238-4400 Steven Fishbaine, DDS: Comprehensive and Aesthetic Dentistry State College (814) 238-6800

Donald Marks Family Dentistry State College (814) 234-0329 Dr. Richard J. Miller, DMD Bellefonte (814) 355-1587 Rolling Ridge Dental Care State College (814) 237-1777

Health Care

A Journey to You LLC Professional Counseling Services State College (814) 325-0280 Allegheny Orthotics and Prosthetics State College (814) 235-5398

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Balfurd Linen Services Tipton (814) 684-3710 Bayada Home Health Care State College (814) 235-9200 BioLife Plasma Services State College (814) 237-5761 BrightStar Care of Happy Valley State College (814) 826-3200 Centre Care Inc. (dba Centre Crest) Bellefonte (814) 355-6777 Centre Homecare Inc. State College (814) 237-7400 Centre Volunteers in Medicine State College (814) 231-4043 The Circulatory Centers Pittsburgh (814) 238-0571 Comfort Keepers State College (814) 861-1600

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Edwards Chiropractic LLC State College (814) 308-9397 The Eye Center of Central PA Bellefonte (866) 995-3937 Geisinger Medical Group â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Centre County Port Matilda (814) 272-7105 Hearthside Rehabilitation & Nursing Center State College (814) 237-0630

Mount Nittany Physician Group State College (814) 234-6700 Nittany Eye Associates and The Laser Center of Central Pennsylvania State College (814) 234-2015

Onward Behavioral Health State College (814) 308-0582

PSA Healthcare State College (814) 231-9346

Penn State Health State College (814) 689-0010

Restore Eye Care PC State College (814) 272-0262

Oasis Life Care LLC State College (814) 237-0001

Home Instead Senior Care State College (814) 238-8820 Home Nursing Agency State College (814) 237-1404 Homewatch Caregivers State College (814) 272-0116 Integrative Health Care Associates State College (814) 237-5559 Knipe Hearing Aid Centers Inc. (dba Miracle-Ear) State College (814) 237-3799 Martin & Suhey Orthopedics State College (814) 237-4321 MedExpress Urgent Care State College (814) 238-1066 Mount Nittany Health State College (814) 231-7000 Mount Nittany Health Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute Cancer Care Partnership State College (814) 231-7800

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St. Joseph Institute Port Matilda (814) 692-4954


Health Care State College Family Medicine LLC State College (814) 278-1977 SunPointe Health State College (814) 272-3111 Toftrees Family Medicine State College (814) 234-2226 University Orthopedics Center State College (814) 231-2101

Health Clubs /Fitness Training

CryoZone State College (814) 327-5239 Drayer Physical Therapy Institute Port Matilda (814) 954-7056 Phoenix Rehabilitation & Health Services Inc. State College (814) 278-1912

Physicians/Surgeons Centre Emergency Medical Associates PC State College (814) 234-6110

Anytime Fitness State College State College (814) 826-2631

Centre Oral & Facial Surgery PC State College (814) 235-7700

East Coast Health & Fitness State College (814) 234-9400

Family Foot Center State College (814) 235-5565

Koko FitClub State College (814) 237-KOKO

Psychology/Psychiatry

Planet Fitness State College (814) 954-4191 Power Train Sports & Fitness State College (814) 954-7101

Hospitals

The Meadows & Universal Community Behavioral Health Centre Hall (814) 364-2161 Mount Nittany Health State College (814) 231-7000

Physical Therapy Atlas Therapy State College (814) 308-8482

Guiding Light Health State College (814) 753-4422 Elaine Rodino, PhD State College (814) 234-3464

Rehabilitation

HealthSouth Nittany Rehabilitation Hospital Pleasant Gap (814) 359-3421

Spa

CryoZone State College (814) 327-5239 Source: CBICC

Penn State Hershey Medical Center is the main campus for the university’s College of Medicine. In Centre County, physicians train at the University Park Regional Campus.

Regional Care Centers Geisinger Health System

100 N. Academy Ave. Danville, PA 17822 (570) 271-6211 www.geisinger.org Type of facility: acute care; integrated health system Programs, services & clinics: one of the nation’s leading fully integrated health service organizations; founded in 1915, serves 2.6 million residents throughout Central and Northeast Pennsylvania, offering primary and specialty care – cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, pediatrics, transplant, trauma, women’s health, and adult chemical dependency

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

500 University Drive Hershey, PA 17033 (717) 531-8521 PennStateHershey.org Type of facility: Level 1 trauma center Special programs, services & clinics: in State College, the University Park Regional Campus of Penn State College of Medicine includes five Penn State Health Medical Group clinic sites, as well as medical student education and research and a residency program in family medicine

UPMC Altoona

620 Howard Ave. Altoona, PA 16601 (814) 889-2011 UPMCAltoona.org Type of facility: acute care Programs, services & clinics: centers of excellence in cancer, heart, stroke, vascular, and emergency care; neurosciences; behavioral health; sleep medicine; wound care.

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Transportation

“With an estimated annual local economic impact of more than $200 million, the University Park Airport is the primary air transportation facility for commercial airline service and corporate aviation for the I-99 Corridor and beyond. I am proud to have a role, working with the Centre County Airport Authority, in developing a facility that continues to provide the residents and the businesses of the region with a full-service airport.” —Bryan Rodgers, CM, Director, University Park Airport

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At the Center of It All With thousands of acres of mountains and unspoiled forests, Centre County seems far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Take a look at a map, though, and you’ll see that we’re close to all the action. We’re right in the middle of Pennsylvania and within a day’s drive of all major Northeastern cities, including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. You can choose plane, train, or automobile for travel to Centre County, and everything from bus to bicycles once you’re here. Interstate 80, a major east-west route across the country, traverses the northern part of the county, allowing direct access eastbound to New York City and westbound to Chicago. Interstate 99 links the Pennsylvania Turnpike in the south with I-80 in Centre County, putting us in the major north-south growth corridor of Central Pennsylvania.

Bus Service

Fullington Trailways, Greyhound Bus Lines, and MegaBus provide scheduled bus service from State College. Buses depart for Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, Buffalo, New York City, and connections around the country. Rates: varied Contact Info: (800) 942-8287, www.fullingtontours.com (Fullington); (814) 238-7971, www.greyhound.com (Greyhound); (877) 462-6342, www.megabus.com (MegaBus) Centre County Transportation offers a shared-ride, door-to-door transportation service throughout the county for medical appointments. Rates: starting at $11.25 one-way for general public; free for age 60+ and those with Medical Assistance Card or sponsored by human-service agency Contact Info: (814) 355-6807, centrecountypa.gov Fullington Auto Bus Co. offers charter tours to spots around the East, including Atlantic City, New York City, Niagara Falls, and New England. Rates: varied Contact Info: (800) 252-3893, www.fullingtontours.com

University Park Airport is a few minutes north of State College, with numerous flights each day by scheduled airlines Delta, United Airlines, and American Airlines. Passengers and crew on private and charter planes enjoy the comfort and convenience of the modern generalaviation terminal. The best part of flying from University Park Airport, though, is that you can be at the ticket counter two minutes after parking your car, and then it’s just a few more steps to the gates. It can’t get much easier than that. On the road, the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) is a fixture in Centre County, providing over 7 million bus rides a year to Penn State students, senior citizens, office workers, and many more. Others take advantage of the CATACommute program, which arranges carpooling partners. CATA offers the state’s first full-fleet program of bike racks for riders who combine bicycle and bus trips, and the Centre Region has an ever-growing network of bike paths. The authority is expanding its bus maintenance, servicing, and storage facility to accommodate recent and future growth. Perhaps best of all, you can enjoy all this easy access and still feel like you’re getting away from it all in Centre County. ■

Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides public transportation within the community, offering conventional transit (CATABus), paratransit (CATARide), and commuter (CATACommute) services to the residents of Centre County. Rates: $1.75 each way; free Blue and White Loops circulating the Penn State campus; free Red and Green Links providing cross-campus service; seniors age 65+ with a senior transit I.D. card ride free on all routes Contact Info: (814) 238-CATA (2282), www.catabus.com CATABus is a fixed-route community bus system that provides service between downtown State College, the Penn State University Park campus, and many points of interest, as well as the Borough of Bellefonte and the villages of Pleasant Gap and Stormstown. It also includes fare-free Loop and Link circulator and cross-campus service. The Blue Loop travels clockwise around campus and downtown via College Avenue; the White Loop, counterclockwise around campus and downtown via Beaver Avenue; the Red Link, between west campus and Innovation Park via Curtin Road; and the Green Link, between campus and the university commuter parking lots via Curtin Road.

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Regular one-way fares are $1.75. Children under 40 inches tall (accompanied by an adult) and seniors age 65 and older (with a free senior citizen transit I.D. card) travel fare-free. Individuals with disabilities pay half the regular fare by presenting a reduced fare I.D. card (obtained through CATA) or a valid U.S. Medicare Card. CATARide provides inexpensive curbto-curb transportation for senior citizens and people whose disabilities prevent their use of traditional fixed-route bus service. CATACommute service helps longdistance commuters find easy and economical ways to get to and from employment destinations via carpools and vanpools by using a Web-based, computerized program to match individuals from the surrounding communities who share the same commute. CATA offers a Guaranteed Ride Home program as a safety net for its Rideshare participants. Park & Ride provides inexpensive perimeter parking for downtown State College business employees. The service is a collaborative partnership between the Borough of State College, CATA, and Penn State. For a small fee, participants receive a parking permit for a Penn State commuter parking lot, from which the Loop and Link provide free bus service to the downtown area. For maps visit www.catabus.com.


Transportation University Park Airport offers nonstop service to Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.

Rail Service

Amtrak offers passenger service to Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York, and beyond from regional stations in Lewistown (Mifflin County), Huntingdon (Huntingdon County), and Altoona and Tyrone (Blair County). Rates: varied. Contact Info: (800) 872-7245; www.amtrak.com

Limousine Service

Arrive N Style Limousine Service (570) 748-4128, www.arrivenstylelimos.com Freedom Excursions by Scully (814) 941-3430, www.freedomexcursionsbyscully.com VIP Limousine by Fullington Auto Bus Co. (800) 435-6556, www.fullingtonlimos.com

Car Rental Service

Six rental car companies operate in the State College area, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National at the University Park Airport. Alamo Rent a Car (814) 237-1771, www.alamo.com Avis Rent a Car (814) 237-9750, www.avis.com Budget Rent a Car (814) 237-9750, www.budget.com Enterprise Rent-a-Car (814) 238-4450, www.enterprise.com Hertz Rent-a-Car (814) 237-1728, www.hertz.com National Car Rental (814) 237-1771, www.nationalcar.com

Air Service University Park Airport (SCE, UNV for private flights) offers numerous daily flights to and from hubs in Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Washington Dulles. The airport can handle general-aviation flights in planes as large as Boeing 727s. Rates: varied Contact Info: Delta (800-225-2525, www.delta.com) United Airlines (800-241-6522, www.united.com) American Airlines (800-433-7300, www.aa.com) University Park Airport (814-865-5511, www.universityparkairport.com) Republic Parking Systems (814-237-1684 for airport parking) Nittany Express (814-867-4646 for airport shuttle) Centre County has three small general-aviation airports, some of which offer aircraft rental or leasing. Rates: varied Contact Info: Bellefonte Airport (814-355-7407, www.bellefonteairport.com); Mid-State Regional Airport, Philipsburg (814-342-3897, www.midstateairport.com); Ridge Soaring Gliderport, Julian (814-355-2483, www.eglider.org)

Projected Daily Traffic Volumes - 2030 Centre County, Pennsylvania

This map illustrates the expected average daily traffic volumes on major Centre County roadways in 2030, using only current roads.

Taxi Service

Handy Delivery (814) 355-5555, www.handydelivery.com Happy Valley Ride (814) 237-7433, www.hvtaxi.com Nittany Taxi (814) 867-4646, www.nittanyexpress.com

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Source: Centre County Metropolitan Planning Organization

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Recreation & Tourism “Penn State Athletics takes great pride in being a strong partner with the university and Centre County communities. Penn State has one of the nation’s most comprehensive athletic programs, with 31 sports and 800 student-athletes and a tremendous tradition of academic and athletic excellence and community engagement. We embrace the role that Athletics plays in the great sense of community and pride found in our area, and being an economic engine with our athletic competitions, summer camps, and numerous events in our facilities.” —Sandy Barbour, Penn State University Athletic Director

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A Powerhouse for Recreational Opportunities When it comes to recreation in Centre County, it’s not just Big Ten sports that stand out. In addition to being a university athletics powerhouse, Centre County beckons hikers, runners, bikers, and paddlers with its scenic mountains, streams, and valleys. Thanks to Penn State, we can attend Broadway musicals, world-class ballet performances, and lectures by nationally known speakers. We browse among arts festival and urban flea market booths in the summer, and cheer on our football team in the fall. All year long, we can travel a “tasting trail” that showcases our robust craft beverage industry. In Happy Valley, boredom is not in our dictionary. Museums, theatres, and other attractions abound. Our largest art event is State College’s Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, ranked No. 1 fine art and design show in America by Sunshine Artists magazine. With the People’s Choice Festival held simultaneously in Boalsburg, the two events turn Centre County into an oasis of the arts each July. Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center (BJC) – the largest arena between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, seating up to 16,000 – brings in such bigname entertainers as Paul McCartney, Kanye West, and Bruce Springsteen. Area concert-goers also were excited at the announcement of the first-ever concert at the university’s 107,000-seat Beaver Stadium; Happy Valley Jam’s superstar lineup features headliner Blake Shelton. Beaver Stadium is home to the 2016 Big Ten champion Nittany Lions, and fall football Saturdays bring a huge crowd of blue-and-white dressed fans to town. Other popular sports among Penn State fans include basketball at the Bryce Jordan Center, hockey at Pegula Ice Arena, volleyball at Rec Hall, and wrestling at Rec Hall and the BJC. Tussey Mountain Resort offers skiing in winter and a host of activities in warmer months. Other sports facilities include YMCAs in Bellefonte, State College, Penns Valley, and Philipsburg; outdoor swimming pools in Bellefonte, State College, and Millheim; and the Shaner Sports Complex off U.S. Route 322. Penn State features indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and basketball courts, racquetball rooms, running tracks, and an indoor ice-skating rink. Toftrees Resort is rated 4-1/2 stars by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play,” in addition to being rated one of the top golf conference center resorts in the country by Meetings and Conventions Magazine. With 145,000 acres of state forest land and almost 10,000 acres of state park land, it’s easy to head for the great outdoors in Centre County. Thousands of visitors come here each year for a chance at great fishing in our internationally known trout streams. In addition to great hiking trails, we’re also home to the Central PA Tasting Trail. A growing number of craft breweries, distilleries, wineries, and cideries here welcome visitors to taste their latest selections and, in many cases, linger over a locally sourced dinner or an evening of entertainment. Whether your visit here is short or long, we invite you to stay a while and discover all there is to see and do. You’ll find out why some of us extended our short visits into permanent ones. n

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Recreation & Tourism

Happy Valley Brewery

Paul McCartney at the Bryce Jordan Center

Arboretum at Penn State

Centre County Attractions Following is a sampling of just some of the many things that keep people coming back to Centre County. ATTRACTION

WHAT’S OFFERED

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Amish Country Penns & Brush valleys

Amish/Mennonite farms and buggies along country roads; shops and restaurants offering Amish specialties

daylight hours

free

The Arboretum at Penn State Already open are the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens and the Childhood’s Gate Children’s Garden; Penn State University (814) 865-9118 eventually the Arboretum will encompass 370 acres www.arboretum.psu.edu

daylight hours

free

Bryce Jordan Center Penn State University (814) 863-5500 www.bjc.psu.edu

16,000-seat arena for concerts, entertainment, and sporting events

Penn State basketball in winter; varied events year-round

varies with type of event

Central PA Tasting Trail Central PA Convention & Visitors Bureau (814) 231-1400 www.centralpatastingtrail.com

Self-guided tour of the area’s breweries, wineries, cideries, varied and distilleries

varies with establishment

Medlar Field at Lubrano Park 6,000-seat stadium for State College Spikes of the Penn State University New York-Penn League, Penn State baseball, tailgate festivities, and concerts (814) 272-1711 www.statecollegespikes.com

Minor league baseball June through Sept.; Penn State baseball March through May; varied events spring through fall

varies with type of event

Pennsylvania Military Newly renovated military history tribute to Commonwealth Museum veterans, plus the outdoor 28th Division shrine Boalsburg celebrating the memory of America’s oldest Army division (814) 466-6263 www.pamilmuseum.org

March-Nov.: Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., noon-5 p.m.

ages 3-11 $4, adults $6, ages 65+ $5.50

Penn’s Cave Ride a boat on a guided tour through the only U.S. Centre Hall all-water cavern; also offered are a wildlife park (814) 364-1664 and miner’s maze www.pennscave.com

March-Nov., daily; Dec. & Feb., weekends; hours vary

cavern tours: ages 2-12 $10.50 ages 13+ $18.50 ages 65+ $17.50

Tussey Mountain Winter Downhill skiing, tubing, and snowboarding in winter; golf, daily; hours vary varies depending Resort & Family Fun Center batting cages, go-karts, and concerts in spring, on activity Rt. 322 east of State College summer, and fall (814) 466-6266 www.tusseymountain.com Victorian Bellefonte Bellefonte (814) 355-2917 www.bellefonte.com

Victorian and Georgian architecture dating back 200 years; walking tour map available

daylight hours

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Woodward Camp Woodward (814) 313-1895 www.campwoodward.com

World-renowned camp for biking, skateboarding, in-line skating, cheerleading, gymnastics, parkour, and more

summer camps; occasional public events

varies with type of event

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Lodging Bed & Breakfast

Reynolds Mansion B&B (814) 353-8407 101 W. Linn St., Bellefonte

Campgrounds Bellefonte/State College KOA (814) 355-7912 2481 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte Seven Mountains Campground (814) 364-1910 101 Seven Mountains Campground Road, Spring Mills

Hotels The Atherton Hotel (814) 231-2100 125 S. Atherton St., State College Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites (814) 234-8393 115 Premiere Drive, State College Carnegie Inn & Spa (814) 234-2424 100 Cricklewood Drive, State College

Comfort Suites (814) 235-1900 132 Village Drive, State College Country Inn & Suites (814) 234-6000 1357 E. College Ave., State College Courtyard by Marriott (814) 238-1881 1730 University Drive, State College Days Inn Penn State (814) 238-8454 240 S. Pugh St., State College Fairfield Inn & Suites (814) 238-3871 2215 N. Atherton St., State College Hampton Inn & Suites at Williamsburg Square (814) 231-1899 1955 Waddle Road, State College Hampton Inn State College (814) 231-1590 1101 E. College Ave., State College

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Carnegie Inn & Spa

HFL Corporation (814) 238-4000 1155 Benner Pike, Suite 100, State College Hilton Garden Inn (814) 272-1221 1221 E. College Ave., State College Holiday Inn Express at Williamsburg Square (814) 867-1800 1925 Waddle Road, State College

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Quality Inn (814) 234-1600 1274 N. Atherton St., State College

Super 8 – State College (814) 237-8005 1664 S. Atherton St., State College

Quality Inn Milesburg (814) 355-7521 971 N. Eagle Valley Road, Milesburg

Toftrees Golf Resort (814) 234-8000 One Country Club Lane, State College

Hotel State College & Co. (814) 237-4350 100 W. College Ave., State College

Ramada Inn & Conference Center (814) 238-3001 1450 S. Atherton St., State College

Lodge

Hyatt Place (814) 862-9808 219 W. Beaver Ave., State College

Residence Inn by Marriott (814) 235-6960 1555 University Drive, State College

Marriott SpringHill Suites at Williamsburg Square (814) 867-1807 1935 Waddle Road, State College

Rodeway Inn (814) 238-6783 1040 N. Atherton St., State College

Hospitality Asset Management Company Inc. (814) 234-2700 240 S. Pugh St., Suite A, State College

The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center (814) 863-5000 215 Innovation Blvd., State College

Motels Imperial Motor Inn (814) 237-7686 118-120 S. Atherton St., State College Nittany Budget Motel (814) 238-0015 2070 Cato Ave., State College

Shaner Group (814) 278-7536 1965 Waddle Road, State College

The Nittany Lion Inn (814) 865-8500 200 W. Park Ave., State College

HomeWaters (814) 686-6214 5531 Riverside Drive, Spruce Creek

The Stevens Motel (814) 238-2438 1275 N. Atherton St., State College

Sleep Inn (814) 235-1020 111 Village Drive, State College

• 284 guest rooms & suites featuring flat screen TV’s, microwaves & refrigerators • Indoor and outdoor pools & exercise facilities • Award Winning P.J. Harrigan’s restaurant and Lounge on site • 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting space

FREE FULL WEEKDAY BREAKFAST BUFFET 1450 South Atherton St., State College, PA 16801 814-238-3001 • www.ramadasc.com

Everything... Except Expensive Tee off at our Full Service Golf Course featuring the Best Views in Centre County!

• Public golf course with affordable memberships • Spacious Club House featuring breathtaking views for meeting and special events • Restaurant, Lounge and the Best Sunday Brunch in Town

Opening Fall 2018

310 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg, PA 16827 814-466-7231 • www.mtviewcountryclub.com

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Palmer Museum of Art

Curtin Road, Penn State (814) 865-7672 www.palmermuseum.psu.edu

Pasto Agricultural Museum PA Rt. 45, Rock Springs (814) 863-1383 pasto.cas.psu.edu

Penn State All-Sports Museum Beaver Stadium, Penn State (814) 865-0044 www.gopsusports.com/museum

Penns Valley Area Historical Museum

244 W. Aaron Square, Aaronsburg (814) 349-4811 www.pennsvalleymuseum.org

Pennsylvania Military Museum Business Rt. 322, Boalsburg (814) 466-6263 www.pamilmuseum.org

Penns Valley Area Historical Museum

Museums & Art American Philatelic Society

110 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte (814) 933-3803 www.stamps.org

Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania 818 Pike St., Lemont 123 S. Fraser St., State College (814) 234-2740 www.artalliancepa.org

Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte (814) 355-4280 www.bellefontemuseum.org

Boalsburg Heritage Museum East Main Street, Boalsburg (814) 466-3035 www.boalsburgheritagemuseum.org

Centre County Library & Historical Museum

203 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte (814) 355-1516 www.centrecountylibrary.org

Centre Furnace Mansion

1001 E. College Ave., State College (814) 234-4779 www.centrecountyhistory.org

Columbus Chapel/ Boal Mansion Museum

300 Old Boalsburg Road, Boalsburg (814) 466-6210 www.boalmuseum.com

Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania 112 W. Foster Ave., State College (814) 234-0200 www.mydiscoveryspace.org

Earth & Mineral Sciences Museum Deike Building, Penn State (814) 865-6336 www.ems.psu.edu/outreach/museum

Frost Entomological Museum Headhouse 3, Penn State (814) 865-1895 ento.psu.edu/facilities/frost (closed for renovations)

Historic Curtin Village/ Eagle Iron Works

251 Curtin Village Road, Howard (814) 355-1982 www.curtinvillage.com

HUB-Robeson Galleries

241 HUB-Robeson Center, Penn State (814) 865-2563 studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/artgalleries

Lions David House

206 N. Fourth St., Snow Shoe (814) 387-4509 david-house-museum.org

Matson Museum of Anthropology

Carpenter Building, Penn State (814) 865-3853 anth.la.psu.edu/matson-museum

Milesburg Museum & Historical Society

205 Market St., Milesburg (814) 355-5670 milesburgmuseum.weebly.com

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On the Screen College 9

3031 Carnegie Drive, State College (814) 272-3050 Current films in theatres off North Atherton Street.

Premiere Theatre 12

125 Premiere Drive, State College (814) 861-5006 Current films in theatres near the Nittany Mall.

Rowland Theatre

125 N. Front St., Philipsburg (814) 342-0477 First- and second-run films in a 1,000-seat restored theatre.

State Theatre

130 W. College Ave., State College (814) 272-0606 Independent and classic films in downtown State College.


On the Stage Front & Centre Productions (814) 343-1812 • www.frontandcentre.org Front & Centre presents performing-arts experiences in Philipsburg, including Ignite Youth Theatre.

FUSE Productions (814) 380-8672 fuseproductions.org FUSE presents musicals and other shows starring local artists, as well as contemporary play readings.

The Next Stage www.facebook.com/thenextstageinc The Next Stage produces plays and acting classes year-round and also performs readers’ theatre and skits for diversity-training workshops.

Nittany Theatre at the Barn www.nittanytheatre.org The group presents plays and musicals in a historic barn theatre.

Penn State Center for the Performing Arts (814) 863-0255 • www.cpa.psu.edu The Center for the Performing Arts brings the best of the performing arts to Central Pennsylvania each year. Presentations include music, dance, theatre, opera, and youth and family programs, often featuring national touring companies.

Les Miserables by Fuse Productions

Penn State Centre Stage

State College Community Theatre

(814) 863-0255 • www.theatre.psu.edu The School of Theatre performs in the Pavilion and Playhouse theatres and the Penn State Downtown Theatre Centre.

(814) 234-7228 • www.scctonline.org This group has been entertaining the community since 1955. Productions include a wide variety of musicals, comedies, and dramas.

Penn State Thespians

State Theatre

(814) 865-9461 www.psuthespians.com Each year Penn State’s student theatre organization puts on an assortment of productions, usually including fall and spring main-stage productions, fall and spring children’s shows, and a fall talent show.

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(814) 272-0606 • www.thestatetheatre.org The historic State Theatre is a nonprofit community venue for theatre, dance, music, and film.

Tempest Productions (866) 248-5091 • www.tempestproductions.org The nonprofit offers educational arts programs and community-based productions.


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Relaxing at “Mountains on Main”

Seven Mountain’s Wine Bar, On the Diamond in Boalsburg (814)808-6635

On the porch at the Seven Mountains Lodge, Only 20 minutes from State College! Open 7 days a week. Free Tasting!

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Recreation & Tourism Held each August, Ag Progress Days is Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor agricultural exposition.

2017-2018 in Centre County APRIL Through Aug. 30 – 100 Years of the Pulitzers, PSU Libraries 1 – Medea, State Theatre 1-2 – Central PA Orchid Show, PSU 4 – DakhaBrakha, PSU 4-15 – The Light in the Piazza, Penn State Downtown Theatre 6 – Rent, PSU 8 – Jim Gaffigan, Bryce Jordan Center 9 – Earth Day Birthday Celebration, Millbrook Marsh 9 – State College Municipal Band Concert, Mt. Nittany Middle School 11 – The Illusionists, Bryce Jordan Center 12 – Flashlight Egg Hunt, Millbrook Marsh Nature Center 12 – Jessica Lang Dance, PSU 13 – Get the Led Out, State Theatre 15 – First Day of Pennsylvania Trout Season 15 – Bellefonte Community Easter Egg Hunt 15 – Centre Region Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt, Orchard Park

18 – Annie, PSU 18-19 – Sesame Street Live, Bryce Jordan Center 21-23 – Recycled Show Flights of Fancy, Art Alliance, Lemont 22 – Blue-White Football Game, Beaver Stadium 22 – ClearWater Conservancy’s Watershed Cleanup Day 23 – Slavic Celebration, Nittany Valley Symphony 25-May 13 – Church Basement Ladies, Boal Barn 27-May 7 – Rain Dance, State Theatre 28 – Kids Love Art, Art Alliance, Lemont 28 – Movin’ On, Penn State 28-29 – Old House Fair, Bellefonte 29 – Spring Concert, State College Choral Society, Grace Lutheran Church 30 – Voices of the Silenced, Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra

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MAY 5-7 – PSU Commencement 6 – Central PA Native Plant Festival, Boalsburg 6-7 – Spring Colors Studio Tour, Central PA Art Alliance 9-10 – Centre Gives 10 – Elephant & Piggie, State Theatre 10-11 – Hot ’n’ Cole, Penn State Downtown Theatre 12 – Wit, Women and Wine, State Theatre 12-14 – Potters Guild Mother’s Day Show, Art Alliance, Lemont 13 – Lemont Plant Sale 13 – Centre Furnace Mansion Plant Celebration 13 – Big Spring Festival, Bellefonte 13-16 – AAUW Used Book Sale, PSU 14 – State College Municipal Band Concert, Mt. Nittany Middle School 15 – On the Fly PA Flyfisher’s Tournament 19-28 – Members’ Show, Art Alliance, Lemont 23-June 10 – Greater Tuna, Boal Barn 26 – Jazz in the Attic, State Theatre 29 – Memorial Day Celebration, Boalsburg


JUNE 1-3 – Pennsylvania Special Olympics, PSU 2 – Lemont Concerts on the Green Season Begins 2-3 – Happy Valley Music Fest 2-4 – Penn State Reunion Weekend 2-4 – Nittany Antique Machinery Show, Penn’s Cave 2-July 30 – Good Libations, Bellefonte Art Museum 3 – Bellefonte Children’s Fair 3 – Rothrock Trail Challenge 3 – PSU/United Way Trash to Treasure Sale, Beaver Stadium 4 – Historic Curtin Village tour season opens 7-24 – Penn’s Woods Music Festival 10 – Lemont Village Strawberry Festival 12-18 – Happy Valley Culinary Week 16-17 – The Bellefonte Cruise & Sock Hop 17 – CelticFest, Tussey Mountain Resort 19 – State College Spikes home season opener, Medlar Field 20-July 8 – Treasure Island, Boal Barn 22-25 – Camelot, PSU 23 – George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, State Theatre JULY 4 – Central PA 4th Fest, PSU 5-9 – Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival, Centre Hall 6 – WingFest Kickoff, Tussey Mountain Resort 8 – Happy Valley Jam, Beaver Stadium 11-16 – Philipsburg Heritage Days 12 – Central PA Festival of the Arts Children & Youth Day, State College & PSU 13-16 – Central PA Festival of the Arts, State College & PSU 13-16 – People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts, Boalsburg 14-15 – Antique Faire & Blueberry Festival, Boal Mansion 18-Aug. 5 – Man of la Mancha, Boal Barn

21-23 – Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival, Penn’s Cave 22-23 – Friends of Black Moshannon State Park Summer Festival 30 – Last Cruise Car & Motorcycle Show, State College AUGUST 11-12 – Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair 12 – State College Brew Expo, Tussey Mountain Resort 15-17 – Ag Progress Days, Rock Springs 17-Sept. 2 – Looking, Boal Barn 18-26 – Centre County Grange Fair & Encampment, Centre Hall 21 – PSU fall classes begin SEPTEMBER 2 – Home Football Game, PSU vs. Akron, Beaver Stadium 7-10 – Nittany Antique Machinery Show, Penn’s Cave 8-17 – Juried Show, Art Alliance, Lemont 9 – Home Football Game, PSU vs. Pittsburgh, Beaver Stadium 12-16 – Mae, Boal Barn 16 – Home Football Game, PSU vs. Georgia State, Beaver Stadium 23 – Apple Harvest Festival & Car Show, Milesburg Museum 23 – Great Insect Fair, Bryce Jordan Center 28 – Oktoberfest, Tussey Mountain Resort 30 – Home Football Game, PSU vs. Indiana, Beaver Stadium TBA – PSU Center for the Performing Arts 2017-18 Season Opens OCTOBER 5 – Wynona & The Big Noise, State Theatre 5 – Col. Gerald Russell United Way Day of Caring 7-8 – Dutch Fall Festival, Aaronsburg 8 – Tussey Mountainback 50-Mile Relay and Ultramarathon

13-15 – Penn State Parents & Families Weekend 14 – Friends of Black Moshannon State Park Cranberry Festival 14 – Horticulture Show, PSU 14 – Bellefonte Fall Festival & Halloween Parade 21 – Fall Punkin’ Chunkin’ Festival, Bald Eagle State Park 21 – Home Football Game, Michigan vs. Ohio State 28 – Hardcore Mudd Run, Tussey Mountain Resort 28 – Fall Harvest Festival, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center TBA – Philipsburg Harvest Fest NOVEMBER 11 – Home Football Game, PSU vs. Rutgers, Beaver Stadium (Homecoming) 18 – Home Football Game, PSU vs. Nebraska 27 – Antlered Deer Season Begins DECEMBER 1-3 – Stocking Stuffer Antiques, Art & Fine Craft Sale, Centre Furnace Mansion 3 – Nittany Valley Running Club Half Marathon 8-9 – Bellefonte Victorian Christmas 8-10 – Festival of Trees, Pleasant Gap 16 – PSU Commencement 31-Jan. 1 – First Night State College TBA – Boalsburg Hometown Christmas 2018 JANUARY Among the Centre County events typically taking place in January are Centre for the Performing Arts shows, Black Moshannon State Park Winter Festival, and PSU sporting events, including basketball, swimming, fencing, and wrestling. FEBRUARY February in Centre County offers Centre for the Performing Arts shows, Palmer Museum of Art exhibits, State Theatre shows, PSU sporting events, the Penn State/IFC Panhellenic Dance Marathon, and more. MARCH March events in and around Centre County usually include shows at the State Theatre and Penn State, museum exhibits, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center Maple Harvest Festival, Wild About Animals, and PSU sporting events. TBA = to be announced

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts brings more than 125,000 people to downtown State College and the Penn State University Park campus in July.

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Recreation & Tourism Music Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra (814) 234-4961• www.pascp.org Several concerts each year of symphonic music are performed by young musicians from around Central Pennsylvania.

Concerts on the Village Green (814) 238-1288 • www.lemontvillage.org The Lemont Village Association sponsors free concerts on Friday evenings during the summer, held on the village green.

Nittany Valley Symphony (814) 231-8224 • www.nvs.org Central Pennsylvania’s full-size community orchestra has been performing 50 years.

Penn State School of Music (814) 865-0431 • www.music.psu.edu The school presents more than 200 concerts each year in the Centre Region and on campus. Nittany Valley Symphony

Explore. Learn. Discover.

Come in and explore your creativity, curiosity and imagination. 112 W. Foster Ave. ,State College 814.234.0200 MyDiscoverySpace.org 80 www.cbicc.org

Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra (814) 234-8313 • www.centreorchestra.org This intimate chamber orchestra has been performing for 26 years.

South Hills Business School Music Picnics (814) 234-7755 The school sponsors free music picnics by various local groups throughout the summer at its State College campus.

State College Area Municipal Band (814) 231-3071 • www.crpr.org This local nonprofit group performs band music from modern composers.

State College Choral Society www.scchoralsociety.org The group presents several concerts each year.

Talleyrand Park Concerts (814) 355-2917 • www.bellefontearts.org The Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association sponsors free summer concerts by local performers at the gazebo in Talleyrand Park.


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Penn State Sports Penn State University has 31 intercollegiate sports teams competing at University Park. For more information about the following sports, go to www.gopsusports.com. Men’s Teams Baseball Basketball Cross-country Fencing Football Golf Gymnastics

Ice hockey Lacrosse Soccer Swimming & diving Tennis Track & field Volleyball Wrestling

Women’s Teams Lacrosse Basketball Soccer Cross-country Softball Fencing Swimming & diving Field hockey Tennis Golf Track & field Gymnastics Volleyball Ice hockey Penn State students also practice and compete in more than 75 student-run club sports. For more information about club sports, go to sites.psu.edu/clubsports.

Golf Courses

Celebrating Penn State’s 2016 Big Ten football championship

Centre Hills Country Club • State College (814) 238-0111 • Status: private • Holes: 27

Philipsburg Elks Country Club • Philipsburg (814) 342-0379 • Status: private • Holes: 9

Mountain View Country Club • Boalsburg (814) 466-7231 • Status: public • Holes: 18

Skytop Mountain Golf Club • Port Matilda (814) 692-4249 • Status: public • Holes: 18

Nittany Country Club • Mingoville (814) 383-2321 • Status: semiprivate • Holes: 9

Toftrees Resort • State College (814) 238-7600 • Status: public • Holes: 18

Penn State Blue & White Courses • State College • (814) 865-4653 Status: public • Holes: 36

Tussey Mountain • Boalsburg (814) 466-6266 • Status: public • Holes: 9

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Recreation & Tourism Licenses for Field & Stream Centre County is a mecca for hunting and fishing. General hunting licenses are $20.90 for resident adults, $101.90 for nonresident adults, and $13.90 for resident seniors. Youths ages 12 to 16 can buy junior licenses for $6.90 if they’ve completed hunter-safety classes. Additional licenses are needed for bear, antlerless deer, and certain other types of hunting. You can buy a license through the Pennsylvania Game Commission (570-398-4744; www.pgc. pa.gov) or at sporting-goods stores. If you’re 16 or older, you must have a license to fish in Pennsylvania. Licenses are $22.90 for residents, $11.90 for senior residents, and $52.90 for nonresidents. Visitors can buy a seven-day license for $34.90 or a three-day license for $26.90. If you’re fishing for trout or salmon, you’ll pay an extra $9.90. Licenses are sold through the Fish and Boat Commission (877-707-4085; fishandboat. com), county treasurer’s office, and sporting goods stores. Rates are subject to change.

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Guide to Advertisers Accuweather..................................................................69 AmeriServ Bank............................................................42 Babst, Calland Attorneys at Law..................................19 Balfurd, Inc....................................................................23 BB&T Bank...................................................................30 Beer Belly's Beverage.....................................................80 Bennett, Mary LouRe/Max Centre Realty..............................................42 Best Western Plus............................................................4 Boyles Insurance Agency..............................................85 CATA - Centre Area Transportation Authority..........................................69 Center for the Performing Arts......................................3 Central PA Convention & Visitors Bureau...........................................................13 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts..................................................................76 Centre County Association of Realtors..................................................................41 Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority...........23 Centre Elite Gymnastics...............................................82 Cintas Uniforms............................................................83 Farmers Insurance..........................................................57 Designer Studios............................................................83 Discovery Space............................................................80 DMS Environmental Services LLC...................................Inside Front Cover East Coast Health & Fitness.........................................45 Foxdale Village..............................................................47 Friends of GT Thompson.............................................30

Friends of Jake Corman.................................................69 Frost & Conn Insurance...............................................83 Geisinger Medical Group Centre County...........................................................63 Glenn o Hawbaker........................................................45 Hartman Group Inc......................................................32 Health South.................................................................65 HFL Corporation (Comfort Suites/Sleep Inn)......................................47 Hospitality Asset Management Company.............................................73 IMC................................................................................84 Innovation Park at Penn State.......................................6 Invent Penn State...............................Inside Back Cover Keystone Relocation, LLC............................................43 Kish Bank......................................................................53 Kissinger Bigatel & Brower.............................................5 Koch Funeral Home......................................................23 Lions Gate Apartments.................................................43 M&T Bank....................................................................56 McQuaide Blasko..........................................................31 Meadows Psychiatric Hospital......................................62 Minitab..........................................................................65 Mount Nittany Medical Center.....................................1 Nittany Christian School.............................................54 Nittany Valley Offset....................................................65 Northwest Savings Bank...............................................47 PA Military Museum.....................................................81 Palmer Museum of Art of the Pennsylvania State Univeristy..................................76

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Penn State Centre Stage...............................................76 Penn State Hershey Medical Group of State College..............................................61 Penn State Hospitality..................................................82 Penn State University.....................................................2 PMI Property Management, INC.................................85 Poole Anderson Construction......................................23 PSECU............................................................Back Cover R. H. Marcon.................................................................13 Ramada Conference Center.........................................74 Restek Corporation.......................................................13 Restore Eye Care...........................................................33 Schlow Centre Region Library.....................................57 Seven Mountains Wine Cellars....................................77 Shaner Hotels..................................................................8 Shunk's Kitchens Inc....................................................41 State Amusement..........................................................81 State College Area School District..............................53 State College Friends School........................................52 Toftrees Resort...............................................................33 Tubbies...........................................................................83 Tussey Mountain...........................................................77 Vantage Investment Advisors LLC...............................................................8 Veronesi Builders...........................................................31 Walmart Store #2230....................................................77 Wells Fargo....................................................................85 Wireless Made Simple...................................................45 YMCA of Centre County.............................................82


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Government

“Centre County’s municipalities are committed to creating a positive business operating environment, knowing that business and wealth investment in any area of the county benefits all residents. Working with the CBICC as Centre County Economic Development Partnership stakeholders, municipal leaders are advancing a collaborative approach to strengthening the local economy.” —Adam Brumbaugh, College Township Manager and Chairman of the CBICC’s Municipal Managers Committee

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Centre County’s municipal managers work together and with the CBICC for the good of the entire community.

Working Together for Thriving Communities We have a county government that looks to the needs of the county as a whole. In the State College area, the borough and several townships have banded together as the Centre Region to make decisions of regional importance. Most decisions in State College and throughout the county, however, are made at the local borough or township level. Our populations are small enough that every adult can easily make his or her opinion known. The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County has a Municipal Managers Committee that brings together local government officials to collaboratively address issues that impact the local economy and local businesses. ■

Local Government Counties: The largest local governmental entity in Centre County is the county, run by an elected board of three commissioners. Cities: In Pennsylvania, at least 10,000 people have to live in one population base for it to be called a city. Pennsylvania has 57 cities, none of them in Centre County. State College is large enough to be a city, but residents have not voted to become one. Boroughs: A borough usually has a smaller population than a city. The largest of our 10 boroughs is State College. Boroughs are often governed by an elected council and mayor. Townships: Centre County has 25 townships, which generally encompass more square miles and fewer residents per square mile than boroughs do. Each township is governed by an elected board of supervisors. Our villages — such as Boalsburg and Lemont — are also governed by township officials. Regions: State College and five surrounding townships (College, Ferguson, Halfmoon, Harris, and Patton) are organized into the Centre Region Council of Governments. Most governing is still handled by the individual boroughs and townships, but the regional entities work together on issues like planning, libraries, police protection, trash collection, and parks.

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Centre County Municipal Offices All area codes are (814) unless otherwise noted. For more information and links to individual websites, visit centrecountypa.gov and click on Municipal Directory. Centre County Government Phone: 355-6700 Fax: 355-6980 centrecountypa.gov

Centre Region

Home to Penn State University, the Centre Region is a major population center for Centre County. The area features growing suburbs and office parks, plus the thriving downtown of State College, colonial village of Boalsburg, and eclectic village of Lemont. Centre Region Council of Governments Membership includes: State College Borough and College, Ferguson, Halfmoon, Harris, and Patton townships. Centre Region COG Phone: 231-3077 Fax: 231-3083 www.crcog.net

Harris Township Phone: 466-6228 Fax: 466-3396 www.harristownship.org

Patton Township College Township Phone: 234-0271 Phone: 231-3021 Fax: 238-7790 Fax: 231-3020 twp.patton.pa.us www.collegetown ship.govoffice.com State College Borough Ferguson Township Phone: 234-7110 Phone: 238-4651 Fax: 231-3082 Fax: 238-3454 www.statecollegepa.us www.twp.ferguson. pa.us Halfmoon Township Phone: 692-9800 Fax: 692-7585 www.halfmoontwp.us

Lower Bald Eagle Valley Region

From the Interstate 80 gateway of Milesburg, the Lower Bald Eagle Valley Region spreads northeast into farming communities dotted with state forest and game lands, plus the sprawling lake waters of Bald Eagle State Park. Curtin Township Boggs Township Phone: 625-2653 Phone: 355-3301 Fax: 355-3064 www.boggstownship.org

Howard Borough Liberty Township Phone: 625-2853 Phone: (570) 962-3207 Fax: 625-9126 Fax: (570) 962-3691 Howard Township Milesburg Borough Phone: 625-2811 Phone: 355-3583 Fax: 625-0149 Fax: 355-1895 www.milesburgboro.com

Moshannon Valley Region

Moshannon State Forest and state game lands cover more than half of this region, with winding country roads affording magnificent vistas. The Borough of Philipsburg, settled in 1797, is the economic and cultural center of the region. Philipsburg Borough Phone: 342-3440 Fax: 342-5608 www.philipsburg borough.com

Rush Township Phone: 342-0514 Fax: 342-0218 www.rush township.com

Mountaintop Region

The former mining town of Snow Shoe in the aptly named Mountaintop Region serves as an entry to the rolling mountains of northern Centre County. The remote natural areas of Sproul State Forest cover much of the region. Snow Shoe Township Phone: 387-6249 Snow Shoe Borough Fax: 387-4990 Phone: 387-6833 Fax: 387-6978 Burnside Township Phone: 387-6343

Nittany Valley Region New bedroom communities are springing up thanks to Interstate 99, which connects to I-80 here. This varied region includes the University Park and Bellefonte airports, Penn Eagle Industrial Park, Benner Commerce Park, the Victorian town of Bellefonte, and picturesque farms of the Nittany Valley.

Bellefonte Borough Phone: 355-1501 Fax: 353-2315 www.bellefonte.net

Marion Township Phone: 625-2061 Fax: 625-9186

Benner Township Phone: 355-1419 Fax: 355-0719 www.bennertownship.org

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Spring Township Phone: 355-7543 Fax: 355-2801 www.springtownship.org

Walker Township Phone: 383-2859 Fax: 383-2330 walkertownship.com

Penns Valley Region

Amish farms abound in this fertile valley, which stretches from Rothrock State Forest to Bald Eagle State Forest. In between, the friendly communities of Centre Hall, Spring Mills, Millheim, and Aaronsburg lie along the Purple Heart Highway. Centre Hall Borough Phone: 364-1772 Fax: 364-2821 www.centrehall borough.org

Millheim Borough Phone: 349-5350 Fax: 349-5733 www.millheim borough.net

Gregg Township Penn Township Phone: 422-8218 Phone: 349-8886 Fax: 422-8080 Fax: 349-5525 www.greggtownship.org Potter Township Haines Township Phone: 364-9176 Phone: 349-8193 Fax: 364-2809 Fax: 349-5630 wwwpottertown www.hainestwp.org ship.org Miles Township Phone: 349-8218 Fax: 349-8337

Upper Bald Eagle Valley Region

The trout-rich waters of Bald Eagle Creek flow along the eastern boundary of this region, with most people living in the narrow valley between two mountain ridges. The Port Matilda area promises growth near the intersection of U.S. 322 and I-99, while the Ridge Soaring Gliderport offers sky-high views of scenic forests. Huston Township Phone: 355-2075

Union Township Phone: 355-1540 Fax: 355-1544

Port Matilda Borough Unionville Phone: 692-0092 Borough Fax: 692-8235 Phone: 355-1855 Taylor Township Worth Township Phone: 692-4695 Phone: 692-8141 Fax: 692-7410


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