Connecting and promoting the products, services and experiences only found in the PA Wilds
PA Wilds Big Idea Contest
In partnership with the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin Technology Partners is looking for innovators with BIG IDEAS located in the Allegheny National Forest & Surrounds landscape — including Cameron, Elk, Forest, McKean, or Warren County — to apply to win $50K in the PA Wilds Big Idea Contest.
Shop The PA Wilds Digital Gift Card
This digital gift card can only be used at participating businesses. It’s free for WCO members to get listed as a spot that accepts the cards. To participate, you need to be able to accept MasterCard at your point of sale system. When redeeming digital gift cards in the future, you would simply have to manually enter them.
PA Wilds Leave No Trace Initiative
As part of the PA Wilds Leave No Trace Initiative, your business or organization is invited to help travelers understand how to protect the PA Wilds by practicing Leave No Trace, so that our region remains just as beautiful for future generations. PA Wilds Leave No Trace Partners will gain access to custom stewardship messaging and tools.
OUR PLACE-BASED NETWORK
Learn more about the WCO, our place-based network of creative entrepreneurs and organizations.
Take advantage of opportunities to leverage the PA Wilds brand and grow your business.
Find more tools and resources related to WCO membership and growing your business.
The Wilds Cooperative of PA (WCO) is a network — and we want to facilitate connections among members. When we work together to address market demands in the PA Wilds, we help our communities thrive.
If you, your business or your organization are located in the PA Wilds and you make a product, offer a service, or provide an experience, then we want to hear from you. Learn more about what it takes to join our network!
Events happen every day in the PA Wilds, from place-based activities happening in communities across the region to webinars and professional development. Here’s where to post and find them.
One of the primary goals of The Wilds Cooperative of PA (WCO) is to help PA Wilds enthusiasts find products proudly made in the region. Learn about opportunities to easily find or sell products made in the PA Wilds.
The WCO forum offers a platform for members to share their updates and news, calls to action and business opportunities. Learn more about the latest happenings in the Wilds from our network!