Nelson made it to the second round in an online competition showcasing communities with economic resilience. Photo: Kristen Lawson

Nelson loses to Oklahoma city in Strongest Town contest

The online competition highlights economic resilience

Go back to the gym, Nelson.

The city lost a virtual arm wrestle with Guthrie, Okla., in the second round of the Strongest Town Contest, which spotlights communities that are building enduring financial resilience at the local level.

Guthrie received 55 per cent of the votes against Nelson in the online bracket.

Nelson was one of 16 finalists after being nominated by Tammy Everts, John Palozzi, city councillors Rik Logtenberg and Keith Page, and former councillors Anna Purcell and Paula Kiss.

The city received 80 per cent of the vote in the first round against Amesville, Ohio.

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