Bureau of Economic Analysis: 2021 a record-breaking year for outdoor recreation economy

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, released national and state economic data showcasing the record-breaking year the outdoor recreation economy had in 2021. This analysis demonstrates outdoor recreation’s powerful and positive economic impact on the U.S. economy as the nation rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic and Americans…

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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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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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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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New tool to help rural communities build outdoor recreation economies highlights regional PA Wilds strategy

New tool to help rural communities build outdoor recreation economies highlights regional PA Wilds strategy A new toolkit has been developed and released nationally to help rural communities grow their outdoor recreation industries.  Developed by the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) in partnership with Oregon State University’s Outdoor Recreation Economy Initiative and the National Governors Association Outdoor…

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Study suggests public lands are becoming more important amid COVID-19

Study suggests public lands are becoming more important amid COVID-19 Public lands are becoming more important to outdoor recreationists amid COVID-19 and that trend is expected to continue, according to a recent study conducted by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in conjunction with Penn State University. The survey focused on people who…

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