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


★ 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit

06/10/2019 - 06/12/2019Washington Hilton1919 Connecticut Ave NWWashington, DC 20009-5701

The SelectUSA Investment Summit promotes the United States as the world’s premier investment destination and connects qualified foreign firms with U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs) to facilitate business investment and...

2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit Photo
★ 2019 EDAM Summer Conference

06/12/2019 - 06/14/2019Duluth Entertainment Convention Center: DECC350 Harbor DriveDuluth, MN 55802

Friday, June 14th   9:45 - 10:45 am Virtual Reality for Economic Development Aaron Brossoit, CEO & Founder, Golden Shovel Agency; Brian Hanson, President & CEO, APEX; Tom Lambrecht, Economic Development Director, Great...

2019 EDAM Summer Conference Photo
★ Expert Webinar - Bridging the Gap: Practical Tools for Stakeholder Management

06/27/201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

As an executive director, ever zone out at dinner with your family wondering how to get more quality engagement out of your board? Ever lie awake at night as a...

Expert Webinar - Bridging the Gap: Practical Tools for Stakeholder Management Photo


★ 2019 Best Practices Conference

07/17/2019 - 07/19/2019Milwaukee Marriott Downtown323 E Wisconsin AveMilwaukee, WI 53202

Mid-America Economic Development Council is an organization that promotes the advancement of economic development professionals. It is the best resource for making contact with site selectors, advancing regional economic development...

2019 Best Practices Conference Photo


★ 2019 SEDC Annual Conference

08/04/2019 - 08/06/2019The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans921 Canal StNew Orleans, LA 70112

The Southern Economic Development Council will be convening this summer for its Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference, August 4-6, will be at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, located...

2019 SEDC Annual Conference Photo