Economic Gateway http://www.goldenshovelagency.com Golden Shovel Agency News RSS Feed Wed, 19 Sep 2018 22:25:42 -0500 en-US New Website Highlights Western Iowa’s Business Assets http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/4902/new-website-highlights-western-iowas-business-assets http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 By 24-7 Press Release Carroll, Iowa – Western Iowa Advantage has launched a new website that will serve as a valuable tool for economic development. The comprehensive online portal highlights Western Iowa’s many business advantages. “The primary purpose of the site is to let site selectors and real estate professionals know that... VR Technology Brings Economic Developers and Site Selectors Together http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/4903/vr-technology-brings-economic-developers-and-site-selectors-together http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Economic developers face an uphill battle to get site selectors and executives to visit their community and tour available properties. With site selectors scouting locations throughout the country, and potentially the world, it can take months or years of concerted efforts to arrange for a FAM tour. VR technology is... New Website Illustrates Development Opportunities in Pasadena, TX http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/4767/new-website-illustrates-development-opportunities-in-pasadena-tx http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Tue, 04 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 By 24-7 Press Release Pasadena, Texas – The Pasadena Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has launched a comprehensive new website to highlight the region’s many business advantages Pasadena, Texas is located just 20 minutes from Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city. Its residents enjoy an excellent quality of life. Its proximity to a... South Dakota Prairie Gateway Site Showcases Opportunities http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/3802/south-dakota-prairie-gateway-site-showcases-opportunities http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 By 24-7 Press Release Sisseton, SD - The South Dakota Prairie Gateway just launched a new website that illustrates the many economic development efforts and business opportunities in eastern South Dakota. South Dakota Prairie Gateway is a partnership to promote economic growth in the state, with a particular focus on the eastern... Five Steps to Strategy http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/3445/five-steps-to-strategy http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Building a framework in five steps that you won’t snore over. Every economic development director has created or discussed a strategic planning document. This process is critical to building a successful plan. And, getting started doesn’t need to be a formidable process that is overwhelming--start small and build on the success... From the Archives: Five Strategies to Make Your Economic Development Content Marketing Stand Out in 2018 http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/3261/from-the-archives-five-strategies-to-make-your-economic-development-content-marketing-stand-out-in-2018 http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 It’s past the halfway point for 2018, how many of these strategies have you implemented? Enjoy one of our archived articles for strategy development. ------------- Published by Golden Shovel 12/19/2017 The 2017 calendar is running out of days and there is a steady supply of cookies and eggnog in offices all over the... Midland Development Corporation Launches New Website http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/3033/midland-development-corporation-launches-new-website http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 By 24-7 Press Release Midland, Texas – The Midland Development Corporation (MDC) has launched a state-of-the-art website that displays the organization’s services and touts Midland’s many advantages and amenities. Midland has an auspicious location about halfway between Dallas and El Paso, Texas. It’s the third fastest growing metro area in the nation.... With Oculus Go, VR for Economic Development is Ready for Business http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/2502/with-oculus-go-vr-for-economic-development-is-ready-for-business http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 By Aaron Brossoit Golden Shovel Agency unveiled PlaceVR in Toronto at the 2017 International Economic Development Council’s Annual Conference. Our team showcased the first 360 videos of familiarization tours and site tours to the industry. For economic development professionals promoting their regions, these spherical videos are the best way to virtually... Why Some Economic Developers Find “All” The Deals http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/2489/why-some-economic-developers-find-all-the-deals http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 It is no secret that new introductions and relationships are fundamental to the success of an economic developer.  Having the ability and tools to build a robust network of key industry contacts is critical to the success of failure of many of the economic developers I know. Conferences and tradeshows provide... Using Data and Storytelling for Industry Attraction http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/2172/using-data-and-storytelling-for-industry-attraction http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Thu, 05 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 We’ve all heard the importance of data, and storytelling, but we haven’t spent much time working on storytelling with data and hard numbers. Communities have to not only have tangible numbers to show industry and site selectors, but they also have to have a compelling story for why the industry... Violet Township’s State of the Art Website Aims to Attract Industry http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/2142/violet-townships-state-of-the-art-website-aims-to-attract-industry http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 By 24-7 Press Release Pickerington, OH – Violet Township has launched a new website, which will serve as a valuable tool for the region’s economic development. The online portal showcases the area’s many business advantages and aims to attract business.   Site selectors for large projects, small business owners looking for a... Now What? Why Site Selectors are Looking Past Your Community. http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/2032/now-what-why-site-selectors-are-looking-past-your-community http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 So your community didn’t get on the finalist list for Amazon HQ2, now what? The site selection process is changing and adapting with the trends in business. While it may still be important to look for potentially large company relocations, many good business expansions can occur with small to mid-sized... Attracting New Industry Through Advanced Marketing Strategies http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/2022/attracting-new-industry-through-advanced-marketing-strategies http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Northeast Kentucky Development has officially launched this week, a organization that aims to attract new businesses into the 12 county region, which will serve as a valuable player for the region’s economic development. The development organization will highlight available sites, buildings, and resources available for new and expanding industry into... Golden Shovel Agency Partners with Barber Business Advisors for Economic Growth http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/1795/golden-shovel-agency-partners-with-barber-business-advisors-for-economic-growth http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Thu, 17 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 By 24-7 Press Release Barber Business Advisors and the Golden Shovel Agency have agreed to a strategic partnership in which the two firms will jointly offer consulting services to economic development organizations nationwide. The announcement was made while representatives of the two firms were attending the Consultant Connect ECONOMIX conference in Frisco,... Golden Shovel Agency partners with Kentucky Association for Economic Development http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/1793/golden-shovel-agency-partners-with-kentucky-association-for-economic-development http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Mon, 30 Apr 2018 02:00:00 -0500 By 24-7 Press Release LITTLE FALLS, MN, April 30, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ --Promoting your community’s economic development narrative has never been so important. Social media and virtual reality video advancements give economic developers an astounding arsenal of communication tools. Aaron Brossoit, CEO of Golden Shovel Agency, announced earlier this month the new... Addressing The Child Care Shortage: Lee Container offers unique employee benefit http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/1792/addressing-the-child-care-shortage-lee-container-offers-unique-employee-benefit http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Tue, 10 Apr 2018 02:00:00 -0500 A Centerville company is gaining statewide attention for a proactive new benefit it’s offering to employees. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds was on hand for an October 31 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new daycare facility in Centerville that will largely serve children of Lee Container employees. While chatting with Lee Container President... Montgomery County Development Corporation Launches Marketing Initiative http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/1790/montgomery-county-development-corporation-launches-marketing-initiative http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Fri, 23 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 By 24-7 Press Release Red Oak, IA - Executive director, Shawnna Silvius is committed to raising the awareness of Montgomery County, IA and to expanding economic development and growth of the region. The communities of Montgomery County have already begun launching downtown development initiatives, working to establish gap funding to spur housing,... Little Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau Launches New Website http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/1789/little-falls-convention-&-visitors-bureau-launches-new-website http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Wed, 14 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0500 By 24-7 Press Release Little Falls, MN – The Little Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau, the main point of contact for visitors to the historic Central Minnesota town, has launched a new website to highlight the wide array of attractions and activities in the region. "When we market, we want to send... What's Wrong with WordPress http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/1788/whats-wrong-with-wordpress http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Fri, 09 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0600 There's been a war on security, cyber security, and if you have a WordPress site you might be at risk, like the 50,000 users who have recently been hacked (don't believe, us? read here). But that's only one of the reasons why a WordPress site might not be the best... New Website Aims to Attract Business and Talent to Momentum West Region http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/1786/new-website-aims-to-attract-business-and-talent-to-momentum-west-region http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Wed, 28 Feb 2018 02:00:00 -0600 Eau Claire, WI – Momentum West has launched a new website and valuable tool for economic development. The online portal is comprehensive representation of the resources and infrastructure in West Central Wisconsin. The website features the region’s Gold Shovel Ready sites certification program as well as available sites and buildings. It... From the CEO's Desk: What Kind of Economic Developer Do You Want to Be? http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/1785/from-the-ceos-desk-what-kind-of-economic-developer-do-you-want-to-be http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Mon, 26 Feb 2018 02:00:00 -0600 By Aaron Brossoit, CEO Economic development is about building communities. This type of transformation requires leadership and hard work. The economic developers I see everyday have a range of skills and wealth of experience to draw from to perform their jobs, and these individuals are community leaders. Some economic developers... Great River Energy Launches Redesigned Economic Development Website http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/1784/great-river-energy-launches-redesigned-economic-development-website http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:00:00 -0600 By 24-7 Press Release Maple Grove, MN - Great River Energy, a wholesale energy provider to 28 member cooperatives, has launched a revamped website that highlights its economic development efforts in Minnesota. Site selectors, entrepreneurs and business owners will find a comprehensive suite of user-friendly tools and information on the site. The... Investment promotion 4.0 http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/1783/investment-promotion-40 http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:00:00 -0600 By fDi Intelligence IPAs are enhancing their tech strategy with geographic information system platforms, proptech applications and even virtual reality to cater for increasingly sophisticated site-selection processes. But will data-driven innovation ever replace the personal touch? Jacopo Dettoni investigates.  In the world of big data, investment promotion is finally catching up with other... National Economic Development Week 2018 http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/1794/national-economic-development-week-2018 http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Tue, 08 May 2018 02:00:00 -0500 The Golden Shovel Agency Team is excited to celebrate National Economic Development Week, May 7th through May 11, 2018. This is a fantastic way to increase awareness to the hard-working economic developers across the United States and especially to our clients who are committed to increasing awareness to their communities.... Golden Shovel Team Presenting at 2018 CALED Annual Training Conference. http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events/p/item/1787/golden-shovel-team-presenting-at-2018-caled-annual-training-conference http://www.goldenshovelagency.com/news-&-events Thu, 01 Mar 2018 02:00:00 -0600 By 24-7 Press Release Aaron Brossoit, CEO of Golden Shovel Agency will be presenting during the 2018 CALED Annual Training Conference in Monterey, CA March 14th - 16th. LITTLE FALLS, MN (Golden Shovel Agency) –- Monterey, CA will be a Economic Development dream for leadership this March as the 2018 Annual Training...