Groundbreaking Economic Development Marketing & Communications

Services We Provide

Content & Strategy

Identify key messaging, strategize and plan. Then create powerful stories that will resonate with the target audiences.

Web Development

Award winning websites crafted for business and workforce attraction.


Services to communicate the brand and messaging effectively to the right audiences. We combine our strong digital expertise with proven traditional approaches.

Lead Generation

Tools and services for generating, capturing and nurturing leads both digitally and traditionally.


As pioneers of virtual reality for economic development, we set the gold standard for virtual fam tours, site visits and workforce recruitment.


Our Mission

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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Our Process

Golden Shovel Agency has a tried and true process for creating success for economic development organizations. It begins with a solid plan based in research, creativity and strategy.  We then build the necessary tools and content to support the key stories and messaging. The plan is then executed to speak directly to the target audiences where leads are generated and nurtured. We measure the success, celebrate, and then get back to work.

Who We've Helped

Golden Shovel has supported over 200 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.