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About ANCA

ANCA is growing a New Economy in the Adirondack North Country.

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"Downtown Saranac Lake"

With deep roots in the 14-county region we have served since 1955, ANCA works within northern New York’s communities to keep wealth and value circulating in our local economies. By strengthening local food and clean energy systems and generating new opportunities for entrepreneurs, we are building the prosperity and resilience our rural communities need to thrive.

ABOUT ANCA

ANCA BY THE NUMBERS

82

NUMBER OF BUSINESSES WORKING WITH CENTER FOR BUSINESSES IN TRANSITION

125

ARTISANS AND THEIR WORK CONNECTED TO NEW WHOLESALE MARKETS

32,000

STUDENTS EATING FRESH, LOCAL FOOD IN SCHOOL CAFETERIAS

195

COMMUNITIES RECEIVING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVES

PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

CLEAN ENERGY, LOCAL ECONOMIES, AND REGIONAL ADVOCACY

ADVOCATING FOR THE REGION

TESTIMONIALS

  • “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.”

  • "They are efficient, effective and visionary, as evidenced by the return on investment of public and private dollars. Their work is essential."

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