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.


Join Our Upcoming Free Webinars!


Free Demo Webinar - Universal Reporting: How to Gain Four Hours a Week in Productivity

Generating reports for site selectors, grant administrators, private funding groups or board members can take hours—especially if the information is scattered across multiple locations.

Wouldn’t you like to have all the information in a single location in a ready-to-use report generator? What if that information was located on your website and pulled existing, relevant information?

Golden Shovel Agency’s Universal Report tool for responsive sites makes it fast and easy for users to create customized reports using content from your website.

By only using the 'add to report' link found on all eligible pages, you can populate the content you need for your report. Once you're ready, view your report and you can review and sort your content as well as adding a custom cover page content.

“This is a nice way to use the information on the website. It is so easy to use and customizable. We use it weekly.” –Maureen Nelson, Grow South Dakota.

Join us for a free demo webinar with live examples, to learn more about this tool and its functionality. You can attend at no charge but space is limited and registration is required. Save your seat today!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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

Register here!

Free 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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