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


★ 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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★ Exploring Business Continuity Tools on the APEX Website

04/01/20204:00 PM - 5:00 PMOnline Session

Economic developers everywhere are scrambling to provide actionable resources to ensure long term Business Continuity. APEX, the Area Partnership for Economic Expansion, serves northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin with ...

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