News from the COO's desk - May 2015

Friday, May 01, 2015

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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 the way I passed through many communities we support and was reminded how closely connected we are despite the vast landscape. Golden Shovel has focused its efforts on connecting communities across regions, so when seeing a region as large as half the country I see the impact economic development organizations pushing their regions forward at the same time has on the country. In that sense, we are all a team pushing our country forward to strengthen the national economy. We are all a part of something much bigger, so thank you to all the economic development organizations that keep us moving forward.

The brand new

Golden Shovel has launched our brand new website! We have updated with a brand new responsive design that works great with all devices and finalizes our brand transition that we began late last year. Please give us any feedback on the new website and, as always, we will continue to improve it throughout the year.

Join Our Team

We are growing our team to include some new bright talent. We are currently looking to fill a new client support position to expand our GateKeeper service also are seeking talented copywriters to work with our communities. If you are interested in being part of our team please contact Victor Perez, Director of Communications at

New Launch

I am pleased to announce that we launched a new economic development website for our friends at the Office of Rural Economic Development in Woodbury County. Check it out!

Woodbury County EDC

Expert Webinars

Our next Expert webinar is coming up on May 28th with Dan Silverman from Research on Investment. ROI is based out of Montreal and is the leader in lead generation for economic development organizations. Keep an eye out for the invite coming to your inbox soon.

Upcoming Conferences

I’ll be at the Mid-America Economic Development Council Best Practices Conference May 13-15 in Omaha. If you will be attending, please reach out to me and we can connect. Learn more on their website. I hope to see you there!


Aaron Brossoit

Chief Operating Officer

Category: Blog

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