★ Free Webinar: Lead Forensics - Giving Economic Developers the Data Advantage

September 13 • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM • Online Session

Join us for a free webinar where you will learn why Lead Forensics is the lead generation tool that helps you fuel your sales outreach and grow your business. What can...

★ IEDC Annual Conference

September 17 - September 20 • Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel • 123 Queen Street West • Toronto

With the emergence of new global markets, communities need to work together to encourage competition and advance economic growth. This must-attend event for economic developers - IEDC's first annual conference...

★ KAED Best Practices Summit

September 21 • The Stratton Community Center • 215 Washington Street • Shelbyville, KY 40065

The Association is incorporated and consists of more than 600 members that represent 355 unique companies. KAED’s membership represents diverse professionals across the state who share a common interest in...

★ PDI Fall Conference

September 27 - September 29 • DoubleTree By Hilton • 350 First Avenue NE • Cedars Rapid , IA 52401

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...


★ Free Webinar: Using Lead Forensics Data to Educate Your Board On Economic Development

October 10 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Online Session

Join us for a free webinar where you will learn why Lead Forensics is the best tool for obtaining data and take it to next level to educate your board...

★ TEDC Annual Conference

October 18 - October 20 • J.W. Marriott, Houston, TX • 5150 Westheimer Rd • Houston, TX 77056

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...

★ OEDA Annual Summit

October 18 - October 20 • Renaissance Columbus Downtown • 50 N 3rd St • Columbus, OH 43215

The Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) represents over 500 economic development professionals from across Ohio. The organization was created in 2005 through the merger of the Ohio Development Association and the...


★ 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...

★ CORENet Global Summit - North America

November 05 - November 07 • Washington Convention Center • 705 Pike St • Seattle, WA 98101

CoreNet Global Summits attract between 500 attendees for Summits in Asia Pacific & EMEA and 2,700 attendees for Summits in North America, gathering the very best minds in corporate real estate....


November 06 - November 09 • McCormick Place • 2301 S. King Drive • Chicago, IL 60616

FABTECH brings a wealth of innovation and technology solutions to Chicago November 6-9, 2017. More than 40,000 attendees and over 1,700 exhibiting companies are expected to gather once again to...


★ 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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