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Golden Shovel Joins the Nation's Premier Regional Development Experts at Annual Conference

Friday, August 23, 2013

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Over 650 development professionals convene with leading experts to formulate strategies, partnerships and solutions to strengthen the economic competiveness and quality of life across America's local communities.

San Francisco, CA — The National Association of Development Organizations' (NADO) Annual Training Conference gathers regional development professionals from across the nation to meet with government representatives, regional planning commissions, local policy officials and more in the effort of improving regional economic development.  The 2013 conference will be held in San Francisco, August 24-27 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

Golden Shovel Agency, a leader in combining web technologies and design expertise with over 10 years' experience promoting regional economic development, will be in attendance to exchange information with peers, hear from leading experts, learn about replicable development projects, and workshop solutions to development challenges.

This year's conference covers a wide array of topics relevant to economic development, including how to best incorporate data tools, audit preparation, disaster resilience, how to prepare for the roles and responsibilities of development positions, employee evaluation, healthcare reform and more. Breakout sessions and learning labs allow participants to interact with the latest thinking and technologies in economic development.

"NADO always puts on a great conference with extremely relevant topics and speakers. I'm looking forward to reconnecting with many colleagues in San Francisco!" said John Marshall, Vice President of Sales, who will represent Golden Shovel at the annual conference along with Aaron Brossoit, Vice President of Business Development.

For more information about the 2013 NADO  Annual Training Conference, please visit:

About Golden Shovel Agency
Golden Shovel Agency views economic development as a creative endeavor, critical for a region or community to attract and retain businesses. They have over 10 years of experience combining web technology and design expertise to create customized economic development websites and tailored social media content that presents communities in their best light. At Golden Shovel, the latest trends built on time-tested methodologies keep clients consistently ahead of the curve.

About National Association of Development Organization
The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s regional development organizations. The association and its members promote regional strategies, partnerships, and solutions to strengthen the economic competitiveness and quality of life across America’s local communities.


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