★ NREDA Annual Conference

November 01 - November 03 • Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio • 205 E Houston St • San Antonio, TX 78205

The National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA) was formed to promote rural development opportunities through electric and telephone cooperatives. At the time of the Rural Electrification Administration (REA), cooperatives had...

★ KAED Fall Conference

November 08 - November 10 • Holiday Inn University Plaza • 1021 Wilkinson Trace • Bowling Green, KY 42103

Over the years, KAED has provided leadership and educational opportunities for professional economic developers. Since becoming incorporated, the organization has become more active in influencing the policies and legislation that...

★ Free Exclusive Webinar: Place VR for Economic Development

November 16 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Online Session

How do you reach a CEO sitting in a boardroom, a thousand miles away or across the world? How do you capture the imagination and attention of a site developer...

★ Expert Webinar: Please Mind Your Business

November 30 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Online Session

Do you mind your business? More specifically, do you mind your small businesses? It is widely known that the heavy majority of net new jobs created over the next 10...


★ Mid-America EDC Competitveness Conference & Site Selector Forum

December 03 - December 05 • Chicago, IL

MidAmerica EDC members are dedicated economic development professionals who share best practices to make you more valuable to your organization. MidAmerica EDC is the best resource for making contact with...


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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