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


★ SelectUSA Investment Summit

06/20/2018 - 06/22/2018 Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center 201 Waterfront Street National Harbor, MD 20745

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. This signature event provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring together companies...

2018 EDAM Summer Conference

06/27/2018 - 06/29/2018 Grand View Lodge 23521 Nokomis Avenue Nisswa, MN 56468

The Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) is a state-wide association of professionals who specialize in economic development. Our membership consists of public, private and nonprofit professionals who are interested...


★ Free Webinar: Somewhere Between Site Selection and Storytelling

07/12/2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online Session

Economic development organizations face hard choices. To encourage investment and job growth, they must make certain decisions. They cannot be all things to all people. To a large degree, an...

★ Free Webinar: Catching the Lead: Tools and Best Practices

07/26/2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online Session

Where do leads come from? Where do they go?  In this webinar we will lead you through a discussion about how to best attract leads, and how to track them, as...

★ 2018 SEDC Annual Conference

07/29/2018 - 07/31/2018 SMG Mobile Convention Center 1 S Water St Mobile, AL 36602

This year’s theme Navigate, Innovate, and Cultivate will explore how many communities are addressing issues of a low employment environment through innovative approaches. Join us and hear from some of...


★ Free Webinar: Building a Strategy Framework in Five Minutes

08/16/2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Online Session

In this webinar, Golden Shovel’s Marketing Director, Kirstie McPherson walks through how to create a simple strategy framework in five steps: this process is critical to building a successful plan. Your...


2018 IEDC Annual Conference

09/30/2018 - 10/03/2018 Hyatt Regency Atlanta 265 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA 30303

IEDC is the world's largest membership organization serving the economic development profession. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, our members represent the entire range of...

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