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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Grant funding for small businesses in the PA Wilds impacted by COVID

Grant funding for small businesses in the PA Wilds impacted by COVID Governor Tom Wolf on Monday announced a $225 million statewide grant program to support small businesses that were impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis and subsequent business closure order. PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship and The Progress Fund, a non-profit community development financial […]

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PA Wilds Center encourages residents to complete 2020 U.S. Census

PA Wilds Center encourages residents to complete 2020 U.S. Census to ensure rural Pennsylvania is counted Residents of the Pennsylvania Wilds are encouraged to complete the 2020 U.S. Census to ensure that rural Pennsylvania receives adequate resources and representation in the coming decade.  For the first time, the census can be completed by phone, by […]

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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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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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COVID-19: How PA Wilds Center is Responding

COVID-19: How PA Wilds Center is Responding To the many partners involved in the effort to grow nature and heritage tourism in the Pennsylvania Wilds: COVID-19 continues to upend our lives and businesses and communities. As the coordinating nonprofit for the regional PA Wilds effort, I wanted to share how we are responding internally and […]

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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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Pennsylvania Wilds successes showcased in new DCNR Conservation Landscape report

Pennsylvania Wilds successes showcased in new DCNR Conservation Landscape report Achievements made in the Pennsylvania Wilds, a 13-county region designated as a Conservation Landscape by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), were recently highlighted in a report by the state agency. DCNR’s 2019 Pennsylvania Conservation Landscapes — Models for Successful Collaboration report […]

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