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


★ MEDA Fall 2018 Event - The UNConference

09/19/2018 - 09/21/2018Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown200 South PatteeMissoula, MT 59802

Unlike traditional conferences, the MEDA Fall Unconference is a participant-oriented meeting where the attendees decide on discussion topics and flow. The informal and flexible program allows participants to suggest topics...

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★ Free Webinar: 10 Key Economic Development Website Trends for 2018-19

09/25/201812:00 PM - 1:00 PMOnline Session

What are the top ED website trends heading in to 2019? Will your organization be up to date, or will you fall behind? Join Golden Shovel CEO Aaron Brossoit and...

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★ Free Expert Webinar: Site Certification - Mitigating the Risks Through Documentation

09/27/201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

In the world of corporate site selection, three decisive factors come into play: Location, Real Estate and People. Site certification is all about proof that a plan is in place mitigating...

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★ 2018 IEDC Annual Conference

09/30/2018 - 10/03/2018Hyatt Regency Atlanta265 Peachtree Street NortheastAtlanta, GA 30303

IEDC is the world's largest membership organization serving the economic development profession. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, our members represent the entire range of...

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★ 2018 Minnesota Association of Government Communicators Fall Conference

10/11/2018Midpointe Event Center415 Pascal Street NorthSt. Paul, MN 55104

The Minnesota Association of Government Communicators is a peer organization of professionals who are dedicated to improving public-sector communications. We organize thought-provoking workshops, an annual conference and various other activities to improve our...

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★ Free Expert Webinar: Trends in Workforce Attraction - How one toolkit can change your perspective

10/18/201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

Workforce attraction is crucial in economic development - without the workforce and enough potential employees - your business attraction can suffer. What does workforce attraction actually mean? What are companies...

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★ Free Expert Webinar: How To Follow Up With a Lead

11/08/201811:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

They visited your website ten times -- what do you do next? In this webinar we will discuss how to initially open up the dialogue with a potential business looking at...

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