What makes a successful community?

26 Jul What makes a successful community?

Please read this note from ANCA and fill out their survey!

Dear North Country resident, business owner, visitor:

You know it when you get there… Main Street buildings are well maintained. There are people on the sidewalks, young families, galleries, dogs, a cool-looking coffee place, buckets of flowers, the place where a weekly farmers market sets up, a tangible buzz. You can feel it. You want to join in. You wonder how this community does it.

The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) is reaching out to YOU to take a minute to fill out our survey, “Unpacking Secrets of Successful Communities.” These survey questions are based on successful strategies from around the country. We recognize that national trends are driving against economic viability in rural places and rural communities, but some of our Adirondack North Country communities are bucking those trends. We want to understand how and why. Results from this brief survey will be instrumental for building a highly relevant and comprehensive agenda for ANCA’s annual meeting in September. Results from the meeting, in turn, will be used to create tools for individual communities to learn from each other and explore new ways to invigorate their own towns and villages.

We want to know what you think! We need to hear voices from all over Northern New York. Beyond knowing your feedback will help shape economic development tools for the North Country, we are adding the extra incentive of FREE COFFEE! New and independently owned coffee shops throughout the region are donating gift certificates for a drawing of survey participants. You could be a winner!

So please take the survey, enter the coffee shop drawing, and help ANCA help North Country communities.

Best wishes,

The ANCA Team

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