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


★ Expert Webinar - Outlook 2020: Retail Development Trends and Opportunity Zones

01/16/202011:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

As we begin the new year, what is the latest update on retail development and opportunity zones, and what does it mean for your community in 2020? Join Lacy Beasley, Presiden...

Expert Webinar - Outlook 2020: Retail Development Trends and Opportunity Zones Photo
★ 2020 EDAM Winter Conference

01/22/2020 - 01/24/2020Sheraton Bloomington Hotel5601 West 78th StreetBloomington, MN 55439

Join us in January as we explore Economic Development in Times of Change! The world is changing quickly and in ways we never imagined. Start the new year with us a...

2020 EDAM Winter Conference Photo


★ 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...

Attracting Site Selectors with an Online Presence Photo