Golden Shovel Team “All In” for the 2016 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference

Monday, November 28, 2016

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By 24-7 Press Release

John Marshall, Michael Cooley, and Matt Shermoen will be creating customer connections at the 2016 Mid-America EDC Conference in Chicago, IL

Michigan Avenue in Chicago will be full of excitement on December 4 - 6, 2016 for the Mid-America Competitiveness Conference.  Held annually, this conference brings economic developers, site selectors, and professionals from the industry together for an informative conference. And the Golden Shovel team will be at full strength for the event.

John Marshall, VP of Sales, looks forward to building relationships at the conferences. “I always enjoy the MAEDC event because of the high caliber of economic development professionals,” said Marshall. “There are always key connections to be made.”

John Marshall will be accompanied by Eastern Territory Manager Matt Shermoen and Western Territory Manager Michael Cooley. The Golden Shovel Team is actively working with economic development organizations and regional groups to improve their business attraction communications strategies. Most recently Golden Shovel has implemented full-service strategy for NorthEast Wyoming’s New Growth Alliance.

“The team I work with at Golden Shovel is one of the best I’ve seen in the industry,” said Marshall of his colleagues. “Matt and Michael have really become a valuable resource to economic development professionals looking to improve their communication strategies.”

This year's host site for the Mid-America Competitiveness Conference is again the Intercontinental Hotel Chicago! The Intercontinental is located in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile at 505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, Phone:  800-628-2112, Website:  For a full session agenda please visit


About Mid-America Economic Development Council

Mid-America EDC members are dedicated economic development professionals who share best practices to make you more valuable to your organization. Mid-America EDC is the best resource for making contact with site selectors, advancing regional economic development programs, and accessing thought leadership.For more information, please visit

About Golden Shovel Agency

GOLDEN SHOVEL AGENCY is a Minnesota-based Web full-service economic development firm specializing in workforce attraction for economic and community development.  The Economic Gateway Web system includes an expandable and on-demand content management system (CMS) and a robust social media implementation strategy. For more information please visit


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