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What's Wrong with WordPress

Friday, March 09, 2018

There's been a war on security, cyber security, and if you have a WordPress site you might be at risk, like the 50,000 users who...
Success Story: Co-ops Build Community

Monday, January 22, 2018

By Great River Energy "If communities are strong and vibrant, our service territory grows, the co-op benefits from that. If communities are dying or not doing...
Golden Shovel Agency Adds New Talent to Team

Monday, January 08, 2018

LITTLE FALLS, MN (Golden Shovel Agency) –- Company growth is happening for The Golden Shovel Agency, four positions have been appointed during the New Year....
APEX: Targeted Growth and Top-Notch Technology

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Growing up in Grand Rapids, on Minnesota’s Iron Range, Brian Hanson learned lessons about the importance of economic diversification early. The region has rich iron...
Future of Economic Development: Immersion Video

Monday, August 14, 2017

From the CEO's desk   Future of Economic Development: Virtual Reality In 1995, the internet was still far off in people’s minds and there was no clear consensus...
SEO For the Savvy Economic Developer

Monday, July 10, 2017

From the CEO’s Desk By Aaron Brossoit Author’s don't’ write books for librarians, they write books for readers. So why are economic developers creating websites just for...
Ramping up: Sharpening the Edge

Thursday, May 18, 2017

By Golden Shovel Agency Engaging potential businesses and workforce in a local economy can be a perplexing task.  Coupled with an ever-changing online environment, it can...
Attracting Workers With An SEO Strategy

Monday, October 10, 2016

By Aaron Brossoit They can’t come unless they know you exist. Attracting workers is the hottest trend in economic development. Every community I talk to needs...
4 Ways to Attract New Workforce Online

Thursday, July 28, 2016

By Aaron Brossoit It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when the rules changed for economic development organizations. In recent memory, the priority was on attracting businesses and...
Should Economic Developers Use Facebook?

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

By Aaron Brossoit Over the past few years there has been a significant evolution of social media as it has become more and more a routine...
3 Trends of the Best Economic Development Websites

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

By Aaron Brossoit Every year I get the opportunity to work with economic development organizations across the country develop and execute their online communication strategies. It never...
News from the COO's desk - June 2015

Monday, June 01, 2015

June 2015 Summer has arrived despite May bringing a host of bizarre weather for seemingly everyone. After attending the Mid America conference in Omaha and more...
News from the COO's desk - May 2015

Friday, May 01, 2015

May 2015 I just completed a move back to Minnesota which concluded with a long drive from the Bay Area in California to the Midwest. Along...
News from the COO's desk - April 2015

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

April 2015 It’s official.  Spring is here and it’s time for growth. That is always good news for economic development and our friends across the country...
Golden Shovel News - From the COO's desk

Thursday, January 08, 2015

December 2014 Once again the new year has arrived full of new resolutions and left behind a year to contemplate. December was a whirlwind of activity...
Golden Shovel News - From the COO's desk

Thursday, December 04, 2014

November 2014 Now that most of us have recovered from turkey day festivities, we look back on the last month and are thankful for what turned...
Golden Shovel News - From the COO's desk

Monday, November 03, 2014

October 2014 Thank you to all the friends, supporters and clients that we saw at the Annual International Economic Development Conference in Fort Worth, TX. Thanks...

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