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Established in 1955, ANCA is an independent nonprofit organization growing the New Economy in northern New York. Using an integrated approach to sustainable economic development and prosperity where economic health, community vitality and ecological stewardship are equally important outcomes, ANCA focuses on creating opportunity for people with diverse backgrounds, experience and education levels.
“The organization provides a vision that competing interests will work together to everyone’s advantage.”
“We see so many groups operating in silos. ANCA can see it all. They can engage the entire community, the whole value chain.”
“ANCA is the go-to organization when there is a need to pull people together toward common objectives.”
“ANCA can usually step above the infighting to bring people together to see what the path forward might be.”
“ANCA has a structure that is flexible enough to tackle emerging issues and take advantage of emerging funding.”
“ANCA gets things done. They have that reputation.”
“ANCA is the first organization addressing local issues on a regional scale.”
“ANCA does a lot of reframing. They take environmental or economic or community issues, and reframe them so they are more balanced and more palatable to policy makers.”
“A connector, with capacity and experience. Has its finger on the pulse of the region.”
“The leading organization looking at new economies in the region.”
“ANCA connects communities, local economies and sustainability. No one else does this.”
“The staff is consistently strong. You mention one of them and someone says, ‘That’s a great person.’”
“It’s a good board. They’re strategic and forward-thinking.”
“They have a competent, enthusiastic, and professional staff combined with a responsive and committed board of directors.”