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  •                            
    Building Prosperity
    Across Northern
    New York
  •                            
    Strengthening
    Small Businesses
  •                            
    Strengthening Local
    Food Systems
  •                            
    Expanding Clean
    Energy Opportunities
  •                            
    Growing
    Equity & Inclusion

ANCA is Growing a New Economy

ANCA is an independent, nonprofit corporation with a transformational approach to building prosperity across northern New York. Using innovative strategies for food systems, clean energy, small businesses, and equity and inclusion, ANCA delivers targeted interventions that create and sustain wealth and value in local communities.

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For stories and impacts of our recent work across the Adirondack North Country, read our newly published 2022 Annual Report.

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ANCA by the Numbers

197

small businesses are planning for the future, utilizing opportunities, resources and networks through our Center for Businesses in Transition.

$700k

in grants and loans were accessed by small farms and food businesses with ANCA's assistance.

290

residents and businesses accessed clean energy programs and services with support from ANCA Energy Circuit Riders.

117

law enforcement officers from 13 agencies participated cultural consciousness and racial equity training that empowers them to build strong relationships and safe, just communities.

2021 and 2022 Impacts

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Harrietstown to host North Country Clean Energy Hub presentation

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John Thomas Brook name change made official

By Tim Rowland On a sun-dappled afternoon along what was once the Adirondack frontier, a hateful slur was put to...

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Biking, farms, food and fun

Annual Bike the Barns event brings attention to Adirondack agricultural heritage  By Holly Riddle On Oct. 7, cyclists from around...

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Exploring the Meaning of Wilderness

By Jeisanelly Hernandez, Adirondack Diversity Initiative Fellow As an Upstate Institute Research Fellow this summer I worked with the Adirondack...