★ PDI Spring Event

May 03 • DMACC Center for Career & Professional Development • 1111 South Army Post Road • Des Moines, IA 50315

The Professional Developers of Iowa (PDI) was established in 1973 as an organization of economic development professionals working to grow and develop Iowa’s economic base. PDI’s more than 330 members...

★ ICSC RECon The Global Retail Real Estate Convention

May 21 - May 24 • Las Vegas Convention Center • 3150 Paradise Road • Las Vegas, NV 89109

RECon is the global convention for the shopping center industry and provides networking, deal making and educational opportunities for retail real estate professionals from around the world. With over 37,000 attendees...

★ Expert Webinar: Organic Economic Development and Permitting Assistance

May 24 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Online Session

In the last 4 years, working with innovative cities across the nation, including Boston, Orlando, Charlotte, San Diego, Indianapolis, Palo Alto, SLC and OpenCounter has brought clarity and convenience to...


★ TEDC Mid-Year Conference

June 06 - June 09 • Marriot at Legacy Town Center • 7121 Bishop Rd • Plano, TX 75024

The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) is an Austin-based, statewide, non-profit professional association dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas. The TEDC is a one-stop shop for...

★ Mid-America EDC Best Practices Conference

June 21 - June 23 • Fort Wayne, IN

The Mid-America Economic Development Council will be partnering with the Indiana Economic Development Association (IEDA) to jointly host the IEDA/Mid-America EDC Summer Conference.  This joint partnership will give Mid-America EDC...

★ EDA of North Dakota Annual Conference

June 21 - June 23 • Wahpeton, ND

The Economic Development Association of North Dakota promotes the creation of new wealth throughout North Dakota to develop more vibrant communities and improve quality of life. EDND members include professional...


★ UEDA Summer Forum

July 24 - July 26 • Hilton Columbus Downtown • 401 North High Street • Columbus, OH 43215

The Utility Economic Development Association, Inc. (UEDA) was independently incorporated as 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation in 2001. Association members are economic development professionals with investor-owned electric and gas utilities as well...


★ SEDC Annual Conference

August 20 - August 22 • The Westin Charlotte • 601 S College Street • Charlotte, NC 28202

Tracing our roots to the fall of 1946, the Southern Economic Development Council is the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America. We have members in 17...


There is always something exciting going on at Golden Shovel Agency. Sign up for one of our free expert webinars to keep tabs on the latest trends in economic development or meet up with us in person at the next conference. We are always looking forward to staying in touch.

We have team members that attend state and national Economic Development conferences monthly to stay current on best practices and to network with site selectors. Some of the conferences we’ve recently attended include:


  • California (CALED)
  • Idaho (IEDA)
  • Illinois (IRAC)
  • Iowa (PDI)
  • Kansas (KEDA)
  • Minnesota (EDAM)
  • Montana (MEDA)
  • Nebraska (NEDA)
  • North Dakota (EDND)
  • Ohio (OEDA)
  • South Dakota (GOED)
  • Texas (TEDC)
  • Utah (UAED)
  • Wisconsin (WEDA)
  • Wyoming (WEDA)


  • APPA - American Public Power Association
  • IEDC - International Economic Development Council
  • IEDC - Leadership Summit
  • MAEDC - Mid America Economic Development Council
  • NADO - National Association of Development Organizations
  • NREDA - National Rural Economic Developers Association
  • SEDC - Southeast Economic Development Council
  • UEDA - Utility Economic Development Association

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