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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

July

Electric Utility and Economic Development Webinar

07/26/20219:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The availability and affordability of energy resources is a critical priority for economic development in Ohio. Utility regulation in Ohio has changed significantly over the past few years. The availabilit...

Electric Utility and Economic Development Webinar Photo
Community Rooted Economic Inclusion Playbook

07/26/20213:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Despite billions of dollars spent on place-based initiatives over the past 25 years, the number of high-poverty neighborhoods in the U.S. doubled between 1980 and 2010—and remains persistently high a...

Community Rooted Economic Inclusion Playbook Photo
Dos and Don'ts of Economic Development Websites

07/27/20211:00 PM - 2:00 PMOnline Session

As an economic developer, you are the community hero. You fight the good fight to bring in jobs, investment, improve quality of life, and solve workforce challenges. But what i...

Dos and Don'ts of Economic Development Websites Photo
Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development

07/29/2021 10:00 AM - 07/30/2021 4:30 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
Broadband Solutions for Rural and Underserved Communities

07/29/20211:30 PM - 2:30 PM

An increase in natural disasters, changing workplace, and home dynamics due to the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the need for reliable broadband for communities. It is also magnifying the digita...

Broadband Solutions for Rural and Underserved Communities Photo

August

It's Time to Update Your Strategic Plan

08/19/20211:30 PM - 3:00 PM

2020 brought massive disruption caused by public health, economic, and social justice events of historic proportions. These events have created a sense of urgency to foster change; how can w...

It's Time to Update Your Strategic Plan Photo

September

Airport Economic Development

09/13/20218:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Airports --- commercial, logistics, local --- are important economic development assets for any region. They enable local businesses to be competitive, provide jobs for residents of the region, and promot...

Airport Economic Development Photo
Redoing Retail Spaces & Places

09/16/20211:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Even before 2020, retail spaces new and old have struggled to maintain occupancy. Communities large and small have tackled the issue of what to do with unused spaces and places...

Redoing Retail Spaces & Places Photo

October

IEDC 2021 Annual Conference

10/03/2021 - 10/06/2021

It's been nothing short of a transformation for traditionally agrarian Tennessee. For decades, the state relied on the cash crops of agriculture. But the winds of change blew through fields and farmlands.....

IEDC 2021 Annual Conference Photo
2021 Ohio Economic Development Association Virtual Annual Summit

10/19/2021 7:30 AM - 10/21/2021 2:30 PM

2021 Ohio Economic Development Association Virtual Annual Summit Photo
Extreme Makeover, #EconDev Edition

10/21/20211:30 PM - 3:00 PM

New year, new makeover! Is your community looking for inventive ways to freshen up your brand? A community persona is shaped through social media, storytelling, and mixed multimedia platforms tha...

Extreme Makeover, #EconDev Edition Photo