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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:

State

  • 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)

National

  • 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

October

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

10/10/2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 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...

★ Free Exclusive Webinar: Place VR for Economic Development

10/12/2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 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...

★ TEDC Annual Conference

10/18/2017 - 10/20/2017 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...

★ Free Expert Webinar - Lead Generation in the AI Age: Marketing Strategies for Economic Developers

10/18/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Online Session

We all know that ‘facts and data’ are important for Economic Development communication. But the game is changing – Big Data strategies are now table stakes for innovative agencies and...

November

★ NREDA Annual Conference

11/01/2017 - 11/03/2017 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

11/08/2017 - 11/10/2017 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

11/16/2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 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...

December

★ Mid-America EDC Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum

12/03/2017 - 12/05/2017 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...

★ Expert Webinar: Please Mind Your Business

12/13/2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 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...

January

★ 2018 EDAM Winter Conference

01/18/2018 - 12/19/2017 Doubletree Minneapolis Park Place 1500 Park Place Boulevard Minneapolis, MN 55416

Join us in January to connect with the EDAM community and kickstart the year with dynamic education! Learn from leaders in the field with sessions focusing on Economic Development skills...

★ Expert Webinar: Please Mind Your Business

01/18/2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 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...

★ Expert Webinar: How to Put Funding Muscle Behind Your Strategic Plan

01/23/2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Online Session

Strategic plans and the strategic planning process are vital to organizational relevance and value. And they often create new energy and enthusiasm among staff and volunteers. But without new resources...

★ IEDC 2018 Leadership Conference

01/29/2018 - 01/30/2018 Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino 129 East Fremont Street Las Vegas, NV 89101

Join the International Economic Development Council and the senior most leaders in the economic development profession in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the 2018 Leadership Summit!

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