As pioneers of virtual reality for economic development, we set the gold standard for virtual fam tours, site visits and workforce recruitment.
At Golden Shovel, we believe thriving communities improve everyone’s lives. Everything we do connects businesses and talent with communities they’ll thrive in. We do this by empowering economic developers through groundbreaking economic development communications.
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"As York County Development Corporation undertook the design of the website in partnership with Golden Shovel, we had some high level goals. In today's competitive world, it is imperative to stand out, yet have our site answer the questions a business or site selector would have. Golden Shovel has been an invaluable partner in our efforts."
Lisa Hurley, York County Development Corporation
"Thank you to all the Golden Shovel employees for helping to make our website a winner! If anyone needs a website company that has superior customer service & excellent social media integration, Golden Shovel Agency is the company for you."
Barb Pierce, Greater Fremont Economic Development Council
"I worked with Golden Shovel Agency to build an economic development portal for Great River Energy and our 28 member co-ops. The team at Golden Shovel Agency customizes their solution to meet the individual needs of their clients. The professionalism, attention to detail, and customer service that Golden Shovel provides is outstanding."
Tom Lambrecht, Great River Energy
I'm extremely pleased with the website. The Golden Shovel Team has been helpful and put up with my constant questions as I learn how to use it.
JD Lowery, Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Economic Development
"Selecting Golden Shovel to build our new Economic Development website was not a risk. Their work with other communities across the country garnered immediate consideration. Golden Shovel delivered, making this the most seamless, stress-less website development project with which I have ever been engaged."
Linda DiMario, Irvine Chamber Economic Development
"I have been truly impressed by their professionalism and knowledge of economic development, specifically, tackling issues in marketing communities and regions. Golden Shovel's social media and marketing strategies are difference makers that if you are not using, you are losing out."
Dave Simonsen, JOCO First
Who We've Helped
Golden Shovel has supported over 230 economic development organizations across the United States and Canada. Our experience spans rural and urban regions, utilities, cities, counties and economic development associations. See who we are working with.
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“Driving Dickinson County” is the attraction plan initiated by the Dickinson County Economic Development Corporation to promote the region to prospective businesses and workers. Visit https://www.dkedc.com/ to access the newly launched site.
Executive Director of Dickinson County Economic Development Corp., Chuck Scott, believe...
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Benton, KY – Kentucky Lake Economic Development just launched a comprehensive website to elevate its online presence and showcase Marshall County, Kentucky’s abundant opportunities and business advantages. This will serve as an important asset for site selectors and investors.
"We are extremely excite...
The NREDA’s Virtual Conference is a unique power-packed design of general sessions and panel discussions presented by industry leaders. Topics include real-life economic development success stories and out-of-the-box thinking strategie...
The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation received top honors as a statewide recipient of the Community Economic Development Award (CEDA) for Texas populations 50,001 - 100,000 by the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) during their 2020 virtual annual conference this week.
“The CEDA award recognizes our partnershi...
Follow these Steps to Prepare for Site Selector Requests
Community leaders, property managers, and developers should prepare for the opportunity to attract new manufacturing companies to the area as a result of the recent onshoring trend. Site selectors have been issuing requests for information as companie...
Being an early adopter of technology is like being on a roller coaster. You start out chugging uphill, while you get the work started. The first descent is exhilarating and scary at the same time as you launch your product. You don't know what's aroun...
Golden Shovel Agency proactively addressed the communication and business challenges presented by COVID-19. In early spring of 2020, the GSA team created a microsite containing COVID-19 information, tools and resources that could be accessed free of charge by our clients. These tools included informative piece...