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Spencer to Host 2018 Iowa Young Professionals Conference

Young Professionals of Iowa (YO Iowa) has announced that Spencer will host the 2018 Young Professionals of Iowa Conference on September 20 and 21.  The pre-conference will be held on Thursday, September 20th and the full day conference will be on Friday, September 21, all taking place at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer."Having been chosen to host the 2018 YP Iowa Annual Conference is a great honor for Spencer.  YP Iowa holds a tremendous conference every year and we plan on continuing that tradition in Spencer," said Paul Daniels of Spencer U.S.A., the Young Professionals of…
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Spencer Named One of the Safest Cities in Iowa

Safewise, a Home Security and Safety service, has named its 2018 list of the Safest Cities in Iowa and Spencer has made it to the Top 5 in the rankings.
The site identifies Iowa as having a crime rate 15% below the national average with fewer than four crimes reported for every 1000 people.
Among Iowa's safest cities, Spencer, Pella and LeMars reported ten or fewer violent crimes with Sioux Center having the state's lowest rate of both violent and property crime.
Spencer, with a population of 11,200 earned the distinction of the fourth safest city in Iowa with a total
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Spencer Named 10th Best Small Town in the U.S.A.

Realtor.com has named Spencer as the 10th Best Small Town in the United States for 2018. 
To make the list, the agency looked at over 500 communities with populations between 10,000 and 50,000 and used the following factors to come up with the rankings: Median Home Prices, Employment rates under 5%, Crime rates below the national average and households that spend no more than 28% of their annual income on housing costs.  Many other factors were also weighed including quality of life, overall appearance of the community, education and much more.
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Spencer Partners with Buxton to Assist in Retail Development

Spencer, with more than 11,000 residents, has again partnered with Fort Worth-based Buxton to use analytics to strengthen our retail recruitment strategy.  The City of Spencer recently approved the financing for the project as we attempt to better understand the buying and dining habits of our residents and trade area to be able to recruit the best retailers for the community.
"We're excited to get started improving and adding to Spencer's existing retail mix," said Robb Miller, director of sales for Buxton's public sector division.  "Our advanced analytics will guide city leaders as they prepare Spencer for the future.
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