Redfield, SD Launches their New Website through Economic Gateway

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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REDFIELD, SOUTH DAKOTA - Redfield, South Dakota has taken a huge step for their town and for economic development in their area. They have teamed up with Golden Shovel Agency and it’s online web solution, Economic Gateway, and together have created an influential website that will help fulfill the needs of keeping South Dakota ahead of the curve in the virtual world. Their new website is a comprehensive online resource for their community, including information about the city, chamber of commerce, hunting, fishing, tourism, hospital, and economic development.


Mayor of Redfield, Jayme Akin, reflects back on the initial meeting with Golden Shovel. “When I was approached by Golden Shovel a year ago to build us a website I was cautiously hesitant to accept. After one meeting with John and Matt Marshall I was convinced that this was exactly what the city of Redfield needed,” affirmed Akin. “It was a tool that would help us as a community grow, reach our goals, and objectives.” The city’s website can be viewed at


One of the more exciting tools on the website is the Community Calendar. This calendar, developed by Golden Shovel Agency, allows residents in the community to submit their own events to the calendar, as well as view all local events in one concise section of the website. Redfield worked very closely with Golden Shovel as they knew what the community would like to see, and were committed to delivering it. View the Community Calendar or submit your own event here:


Redfield is also a member of South Dakota Prairie Gateway (, another entity that has a website through Golden Shovel Agency. Because of Golden Shovel’s internal sharing option, Redfield and South Dakota Prairie Gateway are able to efficiently and quickly share information back and forth between their websites, making the whole region more informed as a whole, and keeping the individual websites as up to date as can be.


John Marshall, Vice President of Sales at Golden Shovel Agency is excited that Redfield was able to customize Economic Gateway to fit their community model.


“We are excited to partner with Redfield to create a unified website for the city. We know that this new website will really bring the city together and make finding information for local residents hassle free.” states Marshall.


“Our staff and Golden Shovel have worked long hours to bring us an eagerly anticipated website that we are proud to call our own,” expresses Akin. “We hope the community of Redfield and visitors to our website find it easy to use and a resource of information of our great City.”

About Redfield, South Dakota:
The City of Redfield is the county seat for Spink County. Our population of over 2,000 citizens invites you to come enjoy the beauty of nature surrounding the city and the warmth of our citizens. The City provides a variety of services to help the community continue to grow and develop. World class pheasant hunting, job opportunities, local businesses and community events are just a few of the things you will find here.

About Economic Gateway:
Economic Gateway is a revolutionary new economic development Web system that brings Greater America online quickly at an affordable price. Because the system employs a SaaS subscription model upgrades will continually occur as they are developed. As such, there will be no need to update the Web site or site selector tool in the future – it will always be state-of-the-art, saving organizations both time and money.
About Golden Shovel Agency:
Golden Shovel Agency views economic development as a creative endeavor, critical for a region or community to attract and retain businesses. They bring over 10 years of experience combining web technology and design expertise to present communities in their best light. At Golden Shovel, they employ the latest trends and keep their clients ahead of the curve.


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