★ CALED’s 38th Annual Training Conference

March 14 - March 16 • Monterey Marriott Hotel • 350 Calle Principal • Monterey, CA 93940

The California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) is California’s premier economic development association. With more than 800 members, it is one of the largest economic development associations in the...

★ Free Expert Webinar: What Kind of Economic Developer Do You Want To Be?

March 15 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Online Session

We recognize how busy economic developers can be and we know the job is demanding. This month Golden Shovel would like to offer the opportunity for you to just listen...

★ Free Demo Webinar: Place VR for Economic Development

March 22 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Online Session

At 2017 IEDC in Toronto, Canada, Golden Shovel Agency unveiled the newest innovation in business and workforce attraction for economic developers: 360 Virtual Reality Immersion Videos. This technology allows site selectors...


★ USDA Rural Development Conference

April 18 - April 19 • Embassy Suites Murfreesboro • 1200 Conference Center Blvd. • Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Hosted by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), USDA Rural Development (RD), and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD), we partner to bring together local leaders from across rural Tennessee...


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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