connecting + 
promoting

locally-made products, services and experiences that can only happen in the Pennsylvania Wilds

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

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CREATE. CONNECT. GROW. 

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.

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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.

Wilds Cooperative Members have access to
NEW MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES

Members are listed in the Buyer’s Guide + on PAWilds.com

ACCESS TO NEW MARKETS

PA Wilds Conservation Shop +
Business to Business +
Tourism + Outdoor Recreation

BRANDING TOOLS

Signage, hang-tags, logo licensing

NETWORKING + EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Special events, conferences, cohorts and more

GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

Mentorships + referrals to service
providers

Latest News

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Elk County Council on the Arts hiring Public Art Program Manager

Elk County Council on the Arts hiring Public Art Program Manager The Elk County Council on the Arts (ECCOTA) is seeking an individual to fill the position of Public Art[…]

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PHMC offers Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grants to nonprofits, local governments

PHMC offers Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grants to nonprofits, local governments The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) provides funding for construction activities through its Keystone Historic Preservation Construction Grants[…]

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PA Wilds PACE kick-off 2020

Rural entrepreneurs kick off inaugural PA Wilds PACE Program

Rural entrepreneurs kick off inaugural PA Wilds PACE Program ST. MARYS — On Monday, February 17, 2020, the first ever rural entrepreneurship cohort offered to small businesses in the Pennsylvania[…]

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Coming Soon: PA Wilds Media Lab

Watch our short intro video and learn more about the Lab

We’re Growing Together

JOBS RETAINED

WCO MEMBERS

WCO JOBS CREATED
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.

Tara Heckler

Blackberry & Sage Market

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.

Ryan Magaro

Rich Valley Apiary

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
our identity.

Bill Brock

Straub Brewery

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. 

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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.

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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?

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