CREATE. CONNECT. GROW.
building rural Pennsylvania’s largest network of creative
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
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.LEARN MORE
A true opportunity for rural entreprenuers
As a network of professional businesses and services, the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania provides the unique opportunity to provide a platform for commerce and regional marketing.
Coming Soon: PA Wilds Media Lab
Watch our short intro video and learn more about the Lab
We’re Growing Together
WILDS COOPERATIVE OF PENNSYLVANIA IS HERE
Your Success is Our Success
I have a very small business that started out just as a labor of love and a way of living. Since finding out about the PA Wilds and joining, my business has grown quickly, within the first two months I tripled what I was able to sell. My products are now available across PA, something I was able to do because of the Wilds Cooperative.
We find that our types of
products sell in the
PA Wilds because people learn our story. They become engaged in the region and the success of its local artists.
The PA Wilds has built a
recognizable and distinctive
region, offering meaningful
applications to both the private
and public sectors; and a powerful
identity to residents and communities. For Straub Brewery,
the PA Wilds is now essential to
CREATIVE MAKERS EXHIBIT
Now in its third year, and showcasing more than 200 images and 49 makers, the Creative Makers of the Pennsylvania Wilds – A Traveling Public Art Show raises awareness about the region’s creative community by bringing their stories to public spaces.LEARN MORE
BUY & SELL LOCAL PRODUCTS
The Wilds Cooperative of PA Buyer’s Guide connects the makers of quality crafted PA Wilds made products with the dedicated retailers who see the value in sourcing locally.DOWNLOAD NOW
SELL YOUR PRODUCTS AT
THE PA WILDS CONSERVATION SHOP
Does it matter where the stuff you buy comes from? We know so. That’s why our PA Wilds Conservation Shops source from juried makers in the Wilds Cooperative. Interested in the process?LEARN MORE