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The National Energy Technology Laboratory locations are exciting places to live and work.

Morgantown, WV

The Morgantown site is located on the northern edge of Morgantown, West Virginia, five miles south of the Pennsylvania border. Morgantown is recognized as one of the best small cities in the United States, with world-class health care, education, recreation, and art facilities and a strong business community. Morgantown is home to West Virginia University, a land-grant institution that includes Medical and Law Schools; the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; and Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Outdoor recreation abounds--fishing, hiking, skiing, hunting, white-water rafting, mountain biking, and camping opportunities are within a short drive. Additionally, the university sponsors a variety of civic and cultural activities.

Photo of the City of Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh site is located approximately 10 miles south of the city of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County and borders Washington County. Pittsburgh, the nation's largest inland port, has been rated as one of the top 10 major metropolitan areas in the United States in terms of livability. The cost of living is one of the lowest in the Nation. A full range of civic, cultural, and recreational activities, leading-edge medical centers, terrific shopping, and a rich history make the area a great place to live and work. Pittsburgh is home to three professional sports teams--Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins. Twenty-nine colleges and universities serve the southwestern Pennsylvania area, including the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon University, and Duquesne University.

Alaskan Mountains
The Arctic field office is conveniently situated between the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and the Fairbanks International Airport. Still a frontier town in many ways, Fairbanks is a great place to raise a family and experience the awesome beauty of living in Alaska. Fairbanks is a growing regional hub for Interior villages and the Federal Government as well as for the state, and per capita income has risen steadily for over a decade. Education is an integral part of the community, with top ranked public schools and a world-class university system. Climatically, The Brooks Mountain Range protects the Interior from Arctic winds while the Alaska Range keeps the wet, humid coastal weather at bay. The aurora borealis (northern lights) are stunning in the spring. Culturally, Fairbanks sustains a healthy food and arts scene, with theatre, music, galleries, and eating establishments. Outdoor activities include sports, hot springs, hiking, camping, and all types of winter recreation.
Aerial photo of The Albany Research Center
Photo courtesy Matt Harrington, City of Albany, Oregon

The Albany site is located in Albany, Oregon, a thriving community of business, industry and agriculture in the middle of the fertile Willamette Valley. Albany is known as the reactive metals capital of the world, due to the number of companies that produce zirconium, hafnium, and titanium. Farmers in the surrounding areas grow crops like corn, beans, mint, hazel nuts, and grass seed. Albany is credited by historians and architects with having the most varied collection of historic buildings in Oregon. Four Albany Historic Districts are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is also home to museums, antique shops and over 700 historic buildings and is an experience rich in pioneer history and charm. Oregon State University and the University of Oregon are within a 40-mile radius of Albany, along with several smaller community colleges and universities.