State grant program for small businesses impacted by coronavirus launches

State grant program for small businesses impacted by coronavirus launches PA Wilds communities targeted for investment under program Warren, PA — A state grant program to assist small Main Street-type businesses that were negatively impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns launches tomorrow at 9 a.m., and officials say more than 60 communities in the Pennsylvania Wilds are […]

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PA Wilds Center Releases White Paper on COVID-19 Impacts

PA Wilds Center Releases White Paper on COVID-19 Impacts PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. released its White Paper on the Early Impacts of COVID-19 on the rural Pennsylvania Wilds Initiative on Friday, May 8, 2020, to state partners, the region’s county commissioners, state and federal legislators, PREP Network, DMOs and other stakeholder networks. The […]

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Drawing on region’s Depression Era roots, PA Wilds Center launches program to pay small businesses to help each other amid crisis

Drawing on region’s Depression Era roots, PA Wilds Center launches program to pay small businesses to help each other amid crisis The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship announced Monday it is launching a Facebook Live video series for locally-owned small businesses to share how they are pivoting to survive the coronavirus crisis, and the nonprofit […]

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Celebrating 15 Years – The Wilds at Work

PA Wilds Center is “Celebrating 15 Years – The Wilds at Work” at 2-Day Networking Event to be held in Williamsport, Lycoming County  For Immediate Release February 27, 2018 The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. (PA Wilds Center) is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2018 PA Wilds Annual Dinner & […]

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Deadline Approaching for PA Wilds Signage Mini-Grants

December 22 Deadline Approaching for PA Wilds Signage Mini-Grants and PA Route 6 Façade Grants The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center) is encouraging brick-and-mortar businesses that serve the traveling public to apply for the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania (WCO) Signage Mini-Grant program by a newly extended deadline of December 22, 2017. The […]

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Public Meetings Announced for PA Route 6 and PA Wilds Facade Program

The PA Route 6 & PA Wilds Facade Program for Commercial Property & Business Owners The PA Route 6 and PA Wilds Façade Program will provide funding to commercial building owners and business owners (with property owner approval) as well as non-profit organizations, with the restoration of building facades within Warren, McKean, Potter and Tioga […]

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PA Wilds Center represents region at ARC’s Peer-to-Peer POWER Convening in Huntington, WV

ARC SPOTLIGHT: Bringing POWER Leaders Together for a Stronger Economy  PA Wilds Center employees recently attended the ARC Peer-to-Peer POWER Convening in West Virginia to showcase the work we are doing across the Pennsylvania Wilds, partially supported by an ARC grant, and to network with other grantees from rural development initiatives across Appalachia. Read the […]

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2017 Champions of the Wilds Award Winners Announced

Annual PA Wilds Awards Dinner, ‘Celebrating Community Character Stewardship,’ is April 27 Take an opportunity to celebrate a milestone year for the Pennsylvania Wilds and honor individuals from the region who have gone above and beyond to grow nature and heritage tourism on April 27 at the Annual PA Wilds Dinner & Awards Banquet. The […]

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