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Plan aims for hundreds of new jobs, housing units in Spencer
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Plan aims for hundreds of new jobs, housing units in Spencer

Spencer’s new economic development plan sets the ambitious goals of adding hundreds of new jobs and housing units. The Spencer City Council on Monday approved a resolution to implement the local economic development plan developed by Toyer Strategic Consulting that seeks to create new, high-quality jobs and expand the local population. The plan’s goals, determined...

Spencer City Council approves 1st filing of commercial building murals ordinance
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Spencer City Council approves 1st filing of commercial building murals ordinance

Commercial building owners in Spencer could soon be allowed to have murals commissioned for their buildings. On Monday, the Spencer City Council unanimously approved the first filing of an ordinance that would allow murals to be placed on the side or back outside walls of commercial buildings. Murals wouldn’t be allowed on the building’s primary...

Grow Spencer Commission seeks public input on economic development
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Grow Spencer Commission seeks public input on economic development

The Grow Spencer Commission is seeking public input on Spencer’s economic development vision and strategy using an online comprehensive economic development assessment that has been created for the city by Toyer Strategic Consulting. The assessment, which takes about 20 minutes to complete, asks the public for input on a wide range of topics from what...

Grow Spencer hopes to tap into community philanthropy for projects
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Grow Spencer hopes to tap into community philanthropy for projects

The Grow Spencer Commission has honed in on two focuses for its task of recommending ways to spur community growth. The commission, which met Monday afternoon, held its first meeting last month. Mayor Kevin Robinson made establishing the commission a priority during his successful 2016 campaign. “The two main focuses are the economic growth of...

Spencer mayor happy to see Eaton building filled
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Spencer mayor happy to see Eaton building filled

Spencer Mayor Kevin Robinson is happy to see the former Eaton building in Spencer won’t sit empty. At Monday evening’s Spencer City Council meeting, Robinson issued a welcome to Syngenta, which last week announced it will be partnering with Pivot Point Spencer to use the facility as a seed distribution center. “It’s exciting to see...