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Spencer Named 10th Best Small Town in the U.S.A. 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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Leadership Spencer Class of 2018 Begins their Journey

For over 25 years, the Spencer Chamber of Commerce has offered a program to groom the next generation of community leaders and volunteers.
Leadership Spencer was created to showcase what our community has to offer those new to the area or new to a career position.  The Class of 2018 begins their journey on Monday, March 12 and continuing for 10-weeks concluding with graduation on Monday, May 14. The Class of 21 will be learning about the inner functions of the community, from Healthcare to the Arts, from Agriculture to Public Safety, from Business and Industry to city and county

Clay County Advances in Active Health Index

Clay County is teaming up with Live Healthy Iowa to improve the health of the county's residents and improve its overall ranking in the newly released Active Index.  Since 1988, the obesity rate in Iowa has increased from 14 percent to 32 percent.  Iowa's less than desirable national rankings for obesity and inactivity have contributed to the overall health of the state's residents, which led to development of the Active Index.
Currently, out of the 99 counties in Iowa, Clay County ranks 2nd in the Active Index, with a participation rate of 16.87%.  The 2017 ranking improved from the 2016
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