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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 have team members that attend and speak at state and national Economic Development conferences to stay current on best practices and to network with site selectors. Some of the conferences we’ve recently attended include:

State

  • 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)

National

  • 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

October

Economic Development Academy

10/19/2021 - 10/22/2021

This Economic Development Academy (EDA) meets the Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development certification requirements for the Introduction to Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development and Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development courses. Courses can b...

Economic Development Academy Photo
Economic Development Academy

10/19/2021 - 10/22/2021

This Economic Development Academy (EDA) meets the Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development certification requirements for the Introduction to Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development and Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development courses. Courses can b...

Economic Development Academy Photo
Economic Development Academy

10/19/2021 - 10/22/2021

This Economic Development Academy (EDA) meets the Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development certification requirements for the Introduction to Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development and Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development courses. Courses can b...

Economic Development Academy Photo
Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development

10/21/2021 11:00 AM - 10/22/2021 5:30 PM

In this interactive course, participants will gain a thorough knowledge of business stages and how to provide support and financial resources addressed specifically to their needs The course will hel...

Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development Photo
Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development

10/21/2021 11:00 AM - 10/22/2021 5:30 PM

In this interactive course, participants will gain a thorough knowledge of business stages and how to provide support and financial resources addressed specifically to their needs The course will hel...

Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development Photo
Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development

10/21/2021 11:00 AM - 10/22/2021 5:30 PM

In this interactive course, participants will gain a thorough knowledge of business stages and how to provide support and financial resources addressed specifically to their needs The course will hel...

Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development Photo
TEDC 2021 Fall Basic ED Course

10/26/2021 - 10/29/2021

The Basic Economic Development Course focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools and skills needed to be successful in today's political, economic and business environment.  The BEDC will provide the participan...

TEDC 2021 Fall Basic ED Course Photo
Future ED Trends: Positioning Your Community for Future Resiliency, Diversification and Growth Webinar

10/28/202112:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The pandemic caused not only a significant global economic disruption, but also accelerated workforce, employer and social trends. As the world continues to return to a “new normal” and recover...

Future ED Trends: Positioning Your Community for Future Resiliency, Diversification and Growth Webinar Photo
Future ED Trends: Positioning Your Community for Future Resiliency, Diversification and Growth Webinar

10/28/202112:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The pandemic caused not only a significant global economic disruption, but also accelerated workforce, employer and social trends. As the world continues to return to a “new normal” and recover...

Future ED Trends: Positioning Your Community for Future Resiliency, Diversification and Growth Webinar Photo

November

Economic Development Authority

11/02/2021 - 11/05/2021

The Economic Development Academy (EDA) meets the certification requirements for the Neighborhood Development Strategies and Real Estate Development and Reuse courses, as well as the CEcD Exam Essentials Workshop. Course...

Economic Development Authority Photo
Neighborhood Development Strategies

11/02/2021 10:30 AM - 10/03/2021 5:30 PM

This practitioner-driven course uses the case study method to complement current neighborhood development theory. Participants will learn how to identify the major neighborhood actors, their objectives, and strategies for redevelopment...

Neighborhood Development Strategies Photo
Webinar: Digital Strategies to Attract Investment, Boost Tourism & Support Businesses

11/09/202110:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Economic recovery from the pandemic, especially as regions continue to deal with restrictions and waves of cases, means communities of all sizes have to be that much more creative whe...

Webinar: Digital Strategies to Attract Investment, Boost Tourism & Support Businesses Photo
Becoming a Trusted Advisor - Going Beyond Data to Win the Site Selection Process

11/09/20212:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Marketing is all about digital now. This has transformed investment attraction and the investor journey dramatically. In this new world, EDOs have less time to build and nurture relationships. Yet...

Becoming a Trusted Advisor - Going Beyond Data to Win the Site Selection Process Photo
Becoming a Trusted Advisor - Going Beyond Data to Win the Site Selection Process

11/09/20212:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Marketing is all about digital now. This has transformed investment attraction and the investor journey dramatically. In this new world, EDOs have less time to build and nurture relationships. Yet...

Becoming a Trusted Advisor - Going Beyond Data to Win the Site Selection Process Photo
NREDA 2021 Annual Conference

11/10/2021 - 11/12/2021

NREDA 2021 Annual Conference Photo
Getting to the Bottom (line) of Funding

11/18/20212:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Everyone is feeling the budget pinch these days. Funding in the current and next few years are likely to remain scarce. By tapping into multiple funding streams, such as private...

Getting to the Bottom (line) of Funding Photo

December

Stronger Together: Partnership & Collaboration

12/09/20211:30 PM - 3:00 PM

You can't do it alone -- that much is certain and reinforced by everything we've been through in the last several months. Public-Private-Partnerships have proven successful many times, but the...

Stronger Together: Partnership & Collaboration Photo