We've made a commitment to stay on top of economic development trends and technologies. We take that seriously. In that same spirit, Golden Shovel Agency frequently conducts online webinars.

Training Webinars

Golden Shovel's training webinars focus on best practices in using social media and the Economic gateway. Training webinars are led by GateKeeper representatives.

Expert Webinars

Expert webinars are a way to share the latest trends and technologies with you. We focus on current technologies and thought leaders so we can all learn from one another.


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Expert Webinar: What Kind of Economic Developer Do You Want To Be?

We recognize how busy economic developers can be and we know the job is demanding. This month Golden Shovel would like to offer the opportunity for you to just listen and learn and take a little time for yourself to hear from your peers. 

In this webinar, Golden Shovel Agency will introduce a panel of economic developers who have experienced success and are leading their communities through growth and transformation. The webinar will begin with each economic developer telling their stories. After some introductions, the panelist will take questions and share ideas.

The following economic development professionals will be joining the panel for this exclusive webinar:

This is a great opportunity for some personal growth without having to travel to a conference or take time away. Simply listen and learn from your own office. 

So register today and invite your staff and board members to our March expert webinar and meet these leaders and hear their stories of success and setbacks. 

You can attend the webinar at no charge, but space is limited and registration is required.


March 15, 2018 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm CST.

Register here!

Demo Webinar: Place VR for Economic Development

How do you reach a CEO sitting in a boardroom, a thousand miles away or across the world? How do you capture the imagination and attention of a site developer sitting at their mahogany desk, sifting through a mile-high stack of proposals? Elite communities have discovered the answer – virtual reality. 

At 2017 IEDC in Toronto, Canada, Golden Shovel Agency unveiled the newest innovation in business and workforce attraction for economic developers: 360 Virtual Reality Immersion Videos. This technology allows site selectors and businesses to experience your community from their location. Why worry about site visits when you can bring your community directly to the site selection committee? 

By creating new ways to communicate and share experiences, virtual reality is allowing consumers to connect with brands, buyers to view real estate and tourists to visit new attractions, without actually being there. It is so effective that Volvo is using virtual reality which allows people to test drive their vehicles in a fully immersive virtual world. Due to the vast potential for diverse applications, Goldman Sachs labeled virtual reality as the next computing platform. In their ‘Profiles in Innovation’ report (Goldman Sachs , 2016) they estimate that the hardware alone will be an $80 billion industry, all within the next decade. 

In this webinar, you will learn how 360 VR technology is being used by economic developers as a business and workforce attraction tool. 

Golden Shovel Agency will showcase current communities who are using virtual technology immersion videos and explain how your community can benefit from a 360 VR Tour.


March 22, 2018 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm CST.

Register here!


In the meantime, you can watch some of our previous webinars from the list below. Check them out!


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