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


★ NET Conference 2020

02/03/2020 - 02/05/2020Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort39 Beach Lagoon RoadAmelia Island, FL 32034

The NET Conference is where co-ops and businesses meet. You’ll be immersed in everything from industry trends and emerging technologies to best practice sharing and valuable on-the-job intangibles. Repeat attendee...

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★ 2020 Foresight: 10 Key Trends for Economic Development Websites

02/11/202012:30 PM - 1:00 PMOnline Session

Join GIS Planning VP of Marketing, Alissa Sklar, Ph.D. and Golden Shovel CEO, Aaron Brossoit, for a look at the 10 most important trends in economic development marketing online fo...

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★ Attracting Site Selectors with an Online Presence

02/20/202011:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

Ramsey County leaders wanted to effectively communicate with site selectors and companies looking to relocate, providing them information on the ample incentives offered by the east metro. In order t...

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★ Rise of the Flexible Economy

03/12/202011:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

"Going to work” is not what it used to be. The old model of employer-worker dynamics has been fundamentally altered. The labor market for professionals is increasingly defined by flexibility i...

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★ CALED's 40th Annual Training Conference

03/25/2020 - 03/27/2020Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel13th and J StSacramento, CA 95814

The 40th Annual CALED conference will celebrate how California’s Economic Developers are “Getting it done.” every day in their communities through relationship building, strategic planning, and connecting to key resources.

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★ Using LinkedIn to Build Genuine Relationships

03/26/202011:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

In a technologically connected world, how can we use LinkedIn as a tool to enhance our professional relationships, while still having genuine connections? Dana Healy, a Boston transplant, will discuss i...

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