Advocacy for the region attracts direct investment that supports resilient local economies and creat...
Locally owned small businesses create jobs, diversify income, and help drive the region to greater s...
Locally owned small businesses create jobs, diversify income, and help drive the region to greater self-reliance.
Clean, renewable energy and efficiency measures benefit homeowners, business owners, and municipalit...
Clean, renewable energy and efficiency measures benefit homeowners, business owners, and municipalities. ANCA is driving the North Country to a cleaner, greener and more sustainable economy.
Since 1955, ANCA has leveraged the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars into key sectors that drive sustainable local economic development.
The ANCA region reaches from north of the Erie Canal to the Canadian border, from Lake Ontario to Lake Champlain. We are the only economic development organization that reaches across the entire 14 county North Country.
“The organization provides a vision that competing interests will work together to everyone’s advantage.”
“We see so many groups operating in silos. ANCA can see it all. They can engage the entire community, the whole value chain.”
“ANCA is the go-to organization when there is a need to pull people together toward common objectives.”
“ANCA can usually step above the infighting to bring people together to see what the path forward might be.”
“ANCA has a structure that is flexible enough to tackle emerging issues and take advantage of emerging funding.”
“ANCA gets things done. They have that reputation.”
“ANCA is the first organization addressing local issues on a regional scale.”
“ANCA does a lot of reframing. They take environmental or economic or community issues, and reframe them so they are more balanced and more palatable to policy makers.”
“A connector, with capacity and experience. Has its finger on the pulse of the region.”
“The leading organization looking at new economies in the region.”
“ANCA connects communities, local economies and sustainability. No one else does this.”
“The staff is consistently strong. You mention one of them and someone says, ‘That’s a great person.’”
“It’s a good board. They’re strategic and forward-thinking.”
“They have a competent, enthusiastic, and professional staff combined with a responsive and committed board of directors.”
ANCA works directly with farmers to access funding, establish best management practices, and help grow opportunities in the local economy.
Since 1986, Adirondack Buyer Days has connected retailers to the best artisan producers from around New York and New England.
Over 50 talented vendors featuring products such as paintings, furniture, specialty foods, sculptures, clothing, masks, stained glass, and much more.
Across the Adirondack North Country, independent theaters faced a looming deadline: To make the necessary transition to digital projection, or face the possibility of closing their doors.
ANCA and Keeseville area stakeholders received a federal planning award called Local Foods, Local Places that is building community momentum around local food.
Bike the Barns is a recreational road cycling tour supporting the rich agricultural movement of the North Country.