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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.


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May 20-21, 2024 in Clayton, 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

Latest News


ANCA provides much-needed loans to local farms

SARANAC LAKE — Tangleroot Farm in Essex, and Tucker’s Black Ang s Ranch in Brushton, have both been awarded a...


Soil Health and Why It Matters

By John Culpepper, co-founder of Compost for Good There are exciting technologies now available to grow a substantial amount of...


Adirondack North Country Association hosts meeting on Clean Energy Communities program

The Adirondack North Country Association is getting the word out about new clean energy funding available to communities. New York’s...


“Inspire and Ignite” Women in Business Conference well-attended

SARANAC LAKE | Over 100 women attended the Women in Business Conference “Inspire and Ignite” on March 7 hosted by...