ANCA is...

  • Advocating for the region

  • Attracting investment into local businesses

  • Creating jobs

  • Increasing renewable energy generation

  • Accelerating local economies

  • Supporting the creative economy

  • Growing the local food economy

  • Driving clean energy

Building Resilient Local Economies in the Adirondack North Country

Advocacy

Advocacy for the region attracts direct investment that supports resilient local economies and creat...

Local Economies

Locally owned small businesses create jobs, diversify income, and help drive the region to greater s...

Clean Energy

Clean, renewable energy and efficiency measures benefit homeowners, business owners, and municipalit...

About ANCA

ANCA is an independent non-profit organization working to build dynamic local economies that sustain thriving communities in Northern New York.

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"FOUNDER ROGER TUBBY WITH FORMER GOVERNOR MARIO CUOMO"
EST 1955

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.

ABOUT ANCA

ANCA BY THE NUMBERS

OFF THE BEATEN PATH CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS LISTED ON THE NORTH GUIDE
ARTISANS AND THEIR WORK CONNECTED TO NEW WHOLESALE MARKETS
STUDENTS EATING FRESH, LOCAL FOOD IN THEIR SCHOOL CAFETERIAS
SECURED FOR CLEAN ENERGY PROJECTS IN THE PAST 4 YEARS

CURRENT PROJECTS

CLEAN ENERGY, LOCAL ECONOMIES, AND ADVOCACY

Driving the North Country to a sustainable, cleaner, greener energy economy

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

The program begins with a home energy assessment, which is a top-to-bottom look at your home to figure out which improvements will save you the most money.

SOLARIZE THE NORTH COUNTRY

Applications are now being accepted for Round 2 of Solarize to start in the spring of 2016.

CLEAN ENERGY CONFERENCE

The Clean Energy Economy Conference provides a unique forum for sharing information across two vast, adjoining regions of New York State: the Adirondack North Country and the Mohawk Valley.

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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."

LOCAL ECONOMIES

CREATING CONDITIONS THAT ACCELERATE THE EMERGING, INNOVATIVE LOCAL ECONOMY.

01
AGRICULTURE AND OUR LOCAL FOODS ECONOMY

ANCA works directly with farmers to access funding, establish best management practices, and help grow opportunities in the local economy.

02
ADIRONDACK BUYER DAYS WHOLESALE TRADE SHOW

Since 1986, Adirondack Buyer Days has connected retailers to the best artisan producers from around New York and New England.

03
MADE IN THE ADIRONDACKS FAIR

Over 50 talented vendors featuring products such as paintings, furniture, specialty foods, sculptures, clothing, masks, stained glass, and much more.

04
GO DIGITAL OR GO DARK

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.

05
Keeseville LFLP

ANCA and Keeseville area stakeholders received a federal planning award for 2016 called Local Foods, Local Places that is building community momentum around local food.

06
Bike the Barns

ANCA, Cycle Adirondacks, and GreatRange are partnering to support regional agritourism by launching a unique “Bike the Barns” local food event in September 2016.

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