Members of ARISE include business people, elected officials, organizations, and individuals who support the need for a vibrant economy. Our members believe that there has been an overwhelming amount of resources spent to protect the natural environment of the Adirondacks, with very little interest and resources, for the fragile economy.
We are concerned about the economic survival of businesses and individuals within the Park, and feel that we are at a tipping point where further declines in population and community health are at a breaking point.
ARISE supports economic growth within the Adirondack Park, while respecting the natural resources that make our area unique. This includes tourism, manufacturing, the second home industry, and the service industry.
Our primary objective is to support community economic development. It is time that local economies have the same protection as the environment.