Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA)

ANCA organizes its work around three key interrelated goals, each one supported by strategic objectives and a portfolio of programs and projects.

  • Resilient local economies: provide the foundation for business development that will create family-sustaining jobs in rural communities, increase economic diversity, and build opportunities for the entire region to thrive as a more efficient, self-reliant and localized economy, linked to the global economy, and protective of the region’s extraordinary natural environment.
  • Vibrant communities: foster connections between communities and people, enable visitors and residents to fully experience the region’s abundant cultural and natural assets, empower and support the region’s artisans, farmers, and other local producers, and to encourage investment in community infrastructure and assets
  • Distinct sense of place: recognize and highlight the exceptional assets that make this region unique including the inter-relationship between its urban and rural communities and its vast natural areas, create a strong regional brand, and build the case for investment in the region


Vibrant rural communities and resilient local  economies where people and businesses thrive in a cherished environment

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