Wilds Are Working

March 15, 2023

Emporium and Warren will host remote workers in 2023 Wilds Are Working initiative

If you live outside of the PA Wilds but want to "test drive" what it's like to live here, you have the opportunity to apply for The Wilds Are Working: A Remote Lifestyle Experience. The 2023 communities are Emporium (Cameron County) and Warren (Warren County). Applications open on March 15 and are due by May 3, available at WildsAreWorking.com.

November 4, 2022

“All about connections:” Kane’s remote worker initiative showcases outdoor adventure and belonging

Kane, a community in the Allegheny National Forest and Surrounds Landscape of the Pennsylvania Wilds, became home for five remote workers in September. Coming from all walks of life — and all across the country — these individuals got three weeks to explore, make connections and enjoy the outdoor recreation that Kane offers in spades.

October 11, 2022

The Wilds Are Working in Kane: Meet the Participants

In the second iteration of a remote work experience by The Pennsylvania Wilds this year, Kane — in the Allegheny National Forest and Surrounds Landscape of the Wilds — has become the temporary home to six individuals. These participants are from all different areas of the country and have been working, living, and playing in Kane for the past month. While living in the PA Wilds region, the participants get to enjoy everything that Kane has to offer. 

August 24, 2022

Five remote workers spent a month in Bellefonte with The Wilds are Working. Here’s how it went.

In July, five remote workers arrived in Bellefonte for a month-long The Wilds are Working lifestyle experience. And now that the 31 days of working, kayaking, making friends, eating and exploring Bellefonte’s destinations are over, the remote workers are weighing on their experience. 

August 8, 2022

Picture yourself in Bellefonte and Kane with window wraps highlighting downtown opportunities

This year as you explore destination towns Kane and Bellefonte, you’ll be able to literally "picture yourself" living there. Both towns are part of the PA Wilds “The Wilds are Working” window wrap campaign, where large scale window graphics show off local entrepreneurs who are already in the community and highlight assets that present opportunities for new startups and emerging businesses to join in the momentum.

July 21, 2022

Wilds Are Working: Nora’s First Week in Bellefonte

Nora Noone, one of the participants of "The Wilds Are Working: A Remote Lifestyle Experience initiative, details what her first week living in Bellefonte was like. She explores the town, highlighting some of her favorite shops, restaurants and green areas in the PA Wilds.

July 13, 2022

Welcome the Bellefonte Wilds Are Working participants

For five newcomers to Bellefonte, their average workday has suddenly become something extraordinary. Meet the participants of “The Wilds Are Working: A Remote Lifestyle Experience,” an initiative that offers remote workers the opportunity to live and work in the towns in the PA Wilds. A warm PA Wilds welcome to Patrick, Mandy, Jonathan, Nora and Virginia!

June 6, 2022

The Wilds are Working: How WFH could change the PA Wilds job landscape

This summer, remote workers are flipping the script on livability with a new program called "The Wilds Are Working: A Remote Lifestyle Experience." Where else can you go mountain biking before your first Zoom call? The new program could mean big growth for the PA Wilds, along with a fresh outlook about what Work From Home employees truly value.

April 5, 2022

Remote work initiative launches in Pennsylvania Wilds community

Piloting in summer 2022 in the PA Wilds community of Bellefonte, The Wilds Are Working: A Remote Lifestyle Experience will allow remote workers to live, work, volunteer, and explore all that the rural area has to offer. Applications are now open through April 30 to participate in the July 2022 Remote Lifestyle Experience.