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Golden Shovel Agency - News from our Chief Operating Officer

Friday, August 29, 2014

August 2014

Greetings friends. The hottest days of Summer are behind us and economic development opportunities are brewing.

I attended the SEDC conference with John Marshall in Memphis, Tennessee.  It was an excellent conference supported by interesting speakers and networking opportunities. The last panel of the conference had three significant site selectors sharing their thoughts on the latest trends for 2014. The major focus these days can be summed up in two words: Workforce Development. The need for qualified talent is great and economic developers are increasingly finding themselves as much recruiters of people as they are businesses. John also recently returned from the NADO conference in Denver, CO and declared it a success.

Our webinar this month was exclusive to Golden Shovel clients. In the webinar we introduced Darren Varley from the GateKeeper team, reviewed the support portal and shared the latest additions to the Economic Gateway and the new and improved Gatekeeper service.  If you missed it, please contact us for the details.

We established an invitation-only LinkedIn Group for sharing information and facilitating discussions with and between Golden Shovel clients. Keep your eyes posted for the invitation.

New developments on the Economic Gateway this month were focused on improving our responsive design capabilities. As a result, we gain much greater flexibility in our designs and can adapt to the current trends.

September is going to be busy for us, we have many new projects launching amidst a reinvention of our company brand and our new developments. All things that keep us engaged. Till next month.

Cheers,

Aaron Brossoit

Chief Operating Officer

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