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.
Consumers spend $454 billion annually on outdoor recreation in the USA.
– U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
DOLLARS IN LOCAL IMPACT
Since 2016, the PA Wilds Conservation Shop
invested more than $750,000 on regional
products to sell at Kinzua Bridge State Park, Leonard Harrison State Park and online. In addition, more than $900,000 in contracts have been secured in the region by PA Wilds Center for services by Creative Industries Partners and Experience Makers.
DOLLAR PA WILDS MARKET
Travelers spend approximately $1.68 billion in the Pennsylvania Wilds region annually.
– The Economic Impact of Travel in Pennsylvania, 2021
Where do you fit into our value chain?
Do you own or operate a small business or organization in the 13-county Pennsylvania Wilds region? The region includes Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Tioga, Warren and northern Centre Counties.
Ask yourself what is the primary aspect of your business or organization and apply today!
Do you make food, craft or visual art in the PA Wilds that is inspired by our region’s beauty, bounty and rural traditions?
Do you operate a place-based business or organization that offers an experience to visitors and residents?
Does your business or organization offer a service or resource — technical, business development, environmental, or otherwise?
READY TO EXPLORE MORE BENEFITS?
Learn more about the opportunities to leverage the PA Wilds brand and grow your business as a member of the WCO network.