Helping Revitalize Rural Communities through Outdoor Recreation Development

Leading a Locally Informed Regional Strategy, 20 Years in the Making

Building Rooted Local Wealth through Small Business Development

Being Good Stewards of our Region's Unique Character

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Buy a PA Wilds Gift Card

Those wishing to support small businesses in the Pennsylvania Wilds region now have a new tool to do so. People from anywhere can now make sure their dollars stay within the region by purchasing the new Shop the PA Wilds digital community gift card for friends, family or even coworkers.

Wilds Are Working

Would your PA Wilds community be a great place for remote workers to live, work and play? Consider applying to be a 2024 Host Community for the Wilds Are Working Program by December 15! This program empowers communities to attract prospective residents to test out living in the region for four weeks.

PA Wilds Big Idea Contest

The finalists have been announced for the 2023 PA Wilds BIG IDEA Contest, in which local entrepreneurs will compete in a pitch contest for the chance to win $50,000 to develop their small business. Find out who the 8 finalists are and join us on June 8 in Bradford for the final pitch competition to see who wins!

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The Latest PA Wilds Center News

Program on successful activation of natural resource economies hosted in PA Wilds

Program on successful activation of natural resource economies hosted in PA Wilds Regional entrepreneurial, community development and partnership initiatives highlighted In mid-October, organizations from several states visited the Pennsylvania Wilds region to learn more about how rural communities can sustainably activate their natural resource economies as part of a program organized by The Conservation Fund.…

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December 2023 PA Wilds Partner Opportunities

Editor’s Note: The PA Wilds Partner Opportunities blog is a new monthly roundup of opportunities and resources that are offered by partners of the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship. Featured blog content supports Pennsylvania Wilds communities, small businesses and organizations. Regionally focused and time sensitive grant opportunities, technical assistance programs and professional development workshops are…

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December 1 Weekly PA Wilds News Digest

December 1, 2023 Weekly Digest: Recent News from the PA Wilds The PA Wilds Weekly Digest is a roundup of news articles about the PA Wilds, the region’s public lands and its Landscapes and Journeys that have been published over the past week. Note: some of the news websites may have paywalls that prevent you…

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