PA Wilds Conservation Shop coming to Leonard Harrison State Park

PA Wilds Conservation Shop coming to Leonard Harrison State Park WELLSBORO — The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center) announced Monday it is opening its second PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Leonard Harrison State Park via a mobile unit this summer, expanding visitor services at the busy state park and improving market access […]

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PA Wilds Outdoor Discovery Atlas showcases rural region’s unique assets, navigable maps

PA Wilds Outdoor Discovery Atlas showcases rural region’s unique assets, navigable maps A new tool is now available to people looking for unique places to visit in the rural Pennsylvania Wilds, a designated 13-county region in north central and northwest Pennsylvania. The PA Wilds Outdoor Discovery Atlas features over 45 pages of travel inspiration and […]

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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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PA Wilds Center announces development of new regional ecommerce infrastructure to support rural entrepreneurs

PA Wilds Center announces development of new regional ecommerce infrastructure to support rural entrepreneurs WARREN – This time next year, the nonprofit PA Wilds Center plans to pilot an online marketplace where consumers can buy authentic local products made in the PA Wilds region by a variety of nonprofits and small businesses. Erie-based MakerPlace Inc. […]

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Appalachian Regional Commission Names Abbi Peters as Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellow

Appalachian Regional Commission Names Abbi Peters as Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellow Abbi Peters to Represent Pennsylvania in Intensive Regional Leadership Development Program Sept. 30, 2020, PA WILDS – The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has named Abbi Peters, Executive Vice President of Operations for the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center), as a 2020-2021 […]

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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 teams up with The Progress Fund, invites small tourism businesses to join its free network ahead of COVID grant program

PA Wilds Center teams up with The Progress Fund, invites small tourism businesses to join its free network ahead of COVID grant program The nonprofit PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center) is encouraging small tourism-related businesses in the 13 counties of the Pennsylvania Wilds to join its free network as a way to […]

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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 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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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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