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News and preventive responses in Pennsylvania are evolving rapidly in both the public and private sectors. Local, state, and national public health officials are working around the clock to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. This includes business assistance resources to offset the negative economic impacts accompanying the virus.

Due to growing health concerns around the Coronavirus, The Wilds Cooperative of PA
encourages all entrepreneurs to review recent updates from the
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

We’ve updated our home page to help point our members to more resources during this time. 


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Latest News

PA Manufacturing Call to Action Portal mobilizes producers

The Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development wants to mobilize manufacturers that can produce critical medical supplies and products in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Austin Dam

Austin Dam Memorial Park: Site of ‘the dam that could not break’

Nestled in a valley along the winding stream of Freeman Run are the ruins of the Bayless Paper Mill — key features of the Austin Dam Memorial Park.

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Milkweed Monarchy

Milkweed Monarchy: A passion for pollinators

Jeff and Amy Rankinen from Milkweed Monarchy are passionate about pollinators.

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The only cohort focused on business growth in the PA Wilds.


Together, we’re
building rural
Pennsylvania’s largest network of creative entrepreneurs!

Our creative artists and entrepreneurs (you) can influence our regional brand and visitor experience in a unique way.
The Wilds Cooperative (WCO) is proud to be building one of rural PA’s largest networks of creative entrepreneurs, helping them network and learn from each other, and bringing products to market that reflect our region’s natural beauty, bounty and rural traditions, while giving an economic boost to our communities.

The Power of a
Place-Based Brand

The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania is a key part of a regional strategy to grow nature and heritage tourism across 13 counties in rural PA, to create jobs, diversify local economies, inspire stewardship and improve quality of life.