Group to develop voice for Spencer County

By Herald Staff

A recently formed group is working to develop a community voice for Spencer County in order to help market the area as an exceptional place to live, work and play.

In 2018, a group of local organizations came together to brainstorm ways to better communicate within and market Spencer County. Recognizing the challenges that face this community, the group sought to utilize individual organizational strengths to form a plan of action for Spencer County.

Last year, an alliance was created between the Spencer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lincolnland Economic Development Corporation, Spencer County Visitors Bureau Inc. and the Spencer County Community Foundation. The focus of this alliance is to market Spencer County to current residents, potential residents and businesses.

In 2020, the alliance joined forces with the 2019 Leadership Spencer County class who has the same goal of marketing Spencer County and better communicating to its residents. In the spring, the Spencer County Alliance marketing team applied for and received a grant from the Spencer County Community Foundation. This grant allowed Purdue Extension to facilitate two sessions of brainstorming and discussion that led to identifying the group’s vision, mission and goals.

Spencer County means different things to different people as it is made up of vast farmlands, tourism attractions and large industries. As home to approximately 20,000 residents, the area boasts top-rated schools, locally owned businesses, state and national parks and a rich history.

The group will create and share a community voice that supports growth and opportunity in Spencer County. Public input is essential. Team members will reach out to collect insight and stories to help develop this voice for Spencer County.

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