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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.


Regional makers & retailers, join us for Adirondack Buyer Days — ANCA’s annual wholesale show of handcrafted gifts and specialty foods.
March 26-27, 2024 in Saratoga Springs, 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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Why the Confederate flag is so highly problematic

As most of you know, a Confederate flag was displayed during Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival Gala Parade on Saturday (during...


Adirondack Diversity Initiative reaches for more inclusion

by Chris Brock SARANAC LAKE — Ten years ago this summer, civil rights leaders, community activists, social scientists and various...


Next Move NY aims to turn Fort Drum into a workforce pipeline for the North Country

By Cara Chapman (Champlain Valley Reporter) A new program through the North Country Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) aims to...


ANCA’s CBIT matchmaking program helps businesses transition

CBIT hooks up buyers and sellers of businesses SARANAC LAKE | In 2018, Saint Regis Canoe Outfitters owners Dave and...