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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New report: PA Wilds region hits record high in traveler spending in 2018

New report: PA Wilds region hits record high in traveler spending in 2018 Travelers to the Pennsylvania Wilds in 2018 spent more money than ever before, breaking previous records for the 12-county region in rural north-central Pennsylvania, according to a new report. “Travelers spent more than $1.8 billion in the Pennsylvania Wilds region in 2018 […]

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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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The Wilds Cooperative Receives ECCOTA Award

The Wilds Cooperative was honored to receive a “Heart in the Arts” award at The Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) annual gala on Saturday February 11, 2017. Said Abbi Petters, Managing Director of the PA Wilds Center, “We are proud to work with so many amazing creative entrepreneurs, artisans and small businesses throughout the […]

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Place-based tourism: a growth industry in rural PA

Last month we held a workshop for county commissioners from the Pennsylvania Wilds before our big annual awards dinner. Speakers from state and federal agencies that serve the region’s rural communities highlighted their funding programs. I was asked to do a 15-minute overview of the PA Wilds effort to kick things off. It’s not easy […]

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