Golden Shovel Agency to Demonstrate PlaceVr Economic Development Immersion Video at 2017 NREDA Annual Conference

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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LITTLE FALLS, MN (Golden Shovel Agency) - Virtual reality for economic developers is coming to San Antonio, TX. This innovative technology is being used by forward-thinking communities for business and workforce attraction and participants at NREDA will witness its potential first hand. 

This revolutionary approach to economic development marketing creates a completely immersive experience that brings a community to life for potential site selectors and business owners.

The three-day conference to be held on November 1st, 2nd and 3rd will feature breakout sessions, peer roundtables and numerous networking breaks for industry leaders and economic development executives.

“I thought the PlaceVR tour was very good, and this technology and service will keep getting better. Golden Shovel is the early adopter in this economic development service, and good thing, too,” said Gregg Wassmansdorf, Senior Managing Partner, Newmark Knight Frank.

Communities seeking to gain an edge in business attraction efforts will gain an edge using immersion video.

NREDA’s Conference is packed full of opportunities for economic development professionals looking to network and learn new communication strategies. For a full session agenda please visit


The NREDA Grassroots Advocacy Committee is responsible for monitoring federal legislation that may have an impact on economic development in rural America and keep the Board apprised of this legislation. This monitoring will include developing and maintaining relationships with the legislative staffs of affiliated organizations such as NTCA, NRTC, NRECA, NADO and CFC. The Committee has developed an issues paper that defines key areas of recognition or support for rural development. View the 2017-2018 NREDA Grassroots Advocacy Issues Paper to learn more.

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