Moving ahead after BBBRC

Moving ahead after BBBRC By Tataboline Enos, PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship Founder + CEO Well friends, we tried so hard to bring this home for rural PA. As the only outdoor recreation industry cluster to make it to the final round, representing a highly rural landscape, we left it all on the field. Everything.…

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Survey: Share your insights about PA Wilds

With funding support from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, Susan Ryan, PhD from Pennsylvania Western University, is conducting a study on the community and economic impacts of the PA Wilds brand. We appreciate PA Wilds partner organizations, residents, business owners, visitors and potential visitors taking a few minutes to participate in this confidential survey. Participation…

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Billett Electric and PA Mushroom split $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest prize

Two entrepreneurs split the $50,000 prize from the Ben Franklin BIG IDEA Contest, held in partnership with the Pennsylvania Wilds on June 9 at the North Central PA Launchbox in DuBois. Jeffrey Billett from Billett Electric LLC (Jefferson County) and Esperanzo Wilcox from PA Mushroom Company (Clarion County) were each awarded $25,000 cash to further…

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Remote work initiative launches in Pennsylvania Wilds community

Remote work initiative launches in Pennsylvania Wilds community Individuals encouraged to apply by April 30 for Bellefonte live-and-work opportunity Workers with the flexibility to perform their jobs remotely could now do so during a live-and-work visit to a PA Wilds community. The Wilds Are Working: A Remote Lifestyle Experience, launched in early April by the…

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PA Wilds campaign encourages relocation to, working from region’s communities

PA Wilds campaign encourages relocation to, working from region’s communities Program seeks to tackle challenges related to rural outmigration A new campaign being launched this year in the PA Wilds could have positive impacts for many communities across the rural region. The Wilds Are Working: Recreation and Technology in Rural PA campaign seeks to raise…

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PA Wilds now seeking 2022 Champion Award nominations

PA Wilds now seeking 2022 Champion Award nominations 2022 PA Wilds Dinner & Awards planned for summertime Do you know of an individual, organization, community, or businesses that in the last year has helped to grow and sustainably develop the outdoor recreation economy and nature tourism in the PA Wilds? Nominate them for a PA…

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PA Wilds a finalist in national challenge for up to $100M

PA Wilds a finalist in national challenge for up to $100M The rural Pennsylvania Wilds region is a finalist for up to $100M in investment to grow its outdoor recreation industry, officials said Monday. A total of 529 communities across the country, representing all 50 states and five territories, submitted applications to the U.S. Economic…

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2021 Champions of the PA Wilds Award Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2021   2021 Champions of the PA Wilds Award Winners Announced Winners to be Celebrated Virtually; November Dinner Cancelled   The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Champions of the PA Wilds Awards. These individuals, businesses, events and places…

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