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


★ MEDC 2019 Legislative Conference

02/06/2019 - 02/07/2019The Westin Jackson407 South Congress StreetJackson, MS 39201

The Mississippi Economic Development Council, Inc. (MEDC) is a professional association of economic development, chambers and associated stakeholders who work together to advance the profession and to advance economic development...

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★ Expert Webinar: Using Social Media for Economic Development

02/07/201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

Participants will learn the basics of social media, channels, features and benefits, type of content and tips on social media best practices to increase engagement. Economic Development tips and tricks...

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★ Expert Webinar: Attracting a Workforce for Community Needs

02/21/201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

Recruit people to our city? Why should we focus on that over attracting businesses? These type of questions from critics rarely surface now. Almost every economic development organization, urban and rural...

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★ Next Move Group's Day Conference

02/28/2019Aloft New Orleans Downtown225 Baronne StreetNew Orleans, LA 70112

We have put together a team to literally handle all your needs via our leadership, analysts, and partners from real estate, to financing, to labor, to utilities, to incentives, to...

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★ 2019 British Columbia Economic Summit

03/03/2019 - 03/05/2019Westin Wall Centre3099 Corvette WayRichmond

The BCEDA BC Economic Summit takes you out of the office and gives you the space to imagine, create and discuss key issues facing economic developers, local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal...

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★ Telecom Executive Forum

03/10/2019 - 03/12/2019Hyatt Clearwater Beach Resort301 South Gulfview Blvd.Clearwater, FL 33767

The NTCA 2019 Telecom Executive Forum (TEF) is the ideal event for GMs and CEOs and also can help to develop and nurture your company's next generation of leadership. TEF...

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