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    Building Prosperity
    Across Northern New York
    Small Businesses
    Strong Food Systems
    Clean Energy
    Equity, Inclusion
    & Belonging

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.


It’s farmers’ market season!
Visit the High Peaks Farmers’ Market in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, or a local market near you.


Join us for ANCA’s 2024 Annual Meeting!
Friday, July 26, 2024 in Ticonderoga, New York

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ANCA by the Numbers


small businesses and organizations created individualized business resilience and succession plans for long-term strength and stability with ANCA's support.


North Country farms were connected with technical assistance through grant application, business development, farm planning and compost operation support.


entities accessed renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate change mitigation and adaptation benefits through state programs with ANCA's assistance.


law enforcement officers from 14 agencies participated cultural consciousness, racial equity training and trauma-informed policing training that empowers them to foster safe, just communities.

2022 and 2023 Impacts

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‘Cycling’ ownership at the bike shop

Saranac Lake bike business changes hands, after difficult journey SARANAC LAKE — Justin Oliver was surprised by the size of...


Shifting focus from Western science to Indigenous knowledge

How traditional ecological knowledge is shaping Adirondack research By Chloe Bennett For decades, the Adirondack Park has housed piles of...


ANCA Convenes Stakeholders and Community Leaders for 2024 Clean Energy Conference

Clayton, NY — As people around the world commemorate Earth Week, the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) invites North Country community members,...


Compost for Good promoting food waste reduction in region

Compost for Good — in partnership with Clarkson University, AdkAction and the Adirondack North Country Association — Thursday announced the...