Adirondack North Country Association

ANCA is an independent, nonprofit corporation with a transformational approach to building prosperity across northern New York. ANCA’s community-informed, results-driven strategies for local food producers, small business owners, would-be entrepreneurs, and municipal innovators offer targeted interventions that are designed to keep wealth and value in local communities. ANCA’s model is distinguished by its community-based approach that relies on identifying barriers and needs through boots-on-the-ground relationships and networks, finding the resources to address those needs, developing and implementing solutions, measuring results and course correcting as we scale up programs. Our role in policy making is a critical element of our success; we give voice to the unique challenges facing our region and the strategies that work in rural places, informing policy decisions that support our goals.