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Our Vision

Vision: A New Economy that Works for All

ANCA is an independent, nonprofit corporation with a transformational approach to building prosperity across northern New York. With community-informed, boots-on-the-ground strategies, we seek to create and sustain wealth and value in local communities.


Mission: Build prosperity across northern New York

Our work is distinguished by its results-driven focus, creating an inflow of resources, high-impact ideas, investments in infrastructure and greater diversity. We measure results and adapt as we scale up programs. We find and leverage the resources to implement broad system changes that will result in long-term impact. We explore, build, learn, adapt and expand our proven programming throughout the region.


The Big Idea: Create and sustain wealth and value in local communities

Advocating for our region is central to the success of our work. We secure and leverage financial resources, including grants, loans and budget items for local businesses and communities. We seek to continue this critical work and change the narrative about our local communities by advocating for policies and resources that support food systems, clean energy, small businesses and equity and inclusion efforts.


Want to help advance this important work? Become an ANCA member today.


Photo by Lisa Godfrey: Shannon and Tyler Eaton of Blue Pepper Farm, Jay, NY