True Opportunity. 

80 million people live within a 6-hour drive of the Pennsylvania Wilds. 
The Pennsylvania Wilds brand provides members access to regional and national markets.

NATIONAL MARKET

Consumers spend $887
billion annually on outdoor
recreation in the USA.
– Outdoor Recreation
Economy Report 2017

LOCAL IMPACT

Since 2016, the PA Wilds Conservation Shop
invested more than $300 thousand on locally
produced products to resell online and at our physical gift shop at Kinzua Bridge State Park.
PA Wilds Center has Contracted $600 thousand in services and projects with Creative Service Partners and Experience Makers.  

PA Wilds MARKET

Travelers spend more than
$1.7 billion in the Pennsylvania
Wilds region annually.
– Tourism Economics, 2015
Report The Economic Impact
of Travel in Pennylvania

CREATIVE MAKERS

Artisans, micro-producers, and creative industries at the heart of the Wilds Cooperative.

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EXPERIENCE MAKERS

Small businesses, organizations and communities that provide an experience and enhance the overall traveler experience in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

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You make things.

Creative Makers are artisans, micro-producers, and creative service providers at the heart of the Wilds Cooperative. This umbrella membership category includes:

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JURIED
ARTISANS

Including visual artists, craftspeople and small-batch producers, such as food and beverage artisans.

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES PARTNERS

Businesses and individuals that provide a professional creative service, including writers, graphic designers, film studios, web developers, public relations agencies, architects, licensees, print shops, musicians and more.

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You make experiences. 

Experience Makers are members that provide an experience and enhance the overall traveler experience in the Pennsylvania Wilds. This umbrella membership category includes:

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TRADING POSTS

Retail locations that sell WCO member products or outdoor recreation goods, as well as speciality/boutique shops.

HOST SITES

Cultural or dining establishments that provide hospitality services and complement the Pennsylvania Wilds experience, such as restaurants, theaters, museums, state parks, public art, annual events & festivals, breweries, wineries and inns.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Organizations and groups that serve the public, including libraries and community centers, conservation groups, municipal and county governments, educational institutions, heritage regions, leadership development organizations, small business development centers, chambers of commerce, realtors, and incubator/innovation centers.

FIELD GUIDES

These experience-driven businesses and organizations help travelers plan their trips and find their way around the region. Examples include outfitters and guide services, and visitors bureaus