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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

January

★ 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...

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★ 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...

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February

★ NET Conference 2020

02/03/2020 - 02/05/2020Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort39 Beach Lagoon RoadAmelia Island, FL 32034

The NET Conference is where co-ops and businesses meet. You’ll be immersed in everything from industry trends and emerging technologies to best practice sharing and valuable on-the-job intangibles. Repeat attendee...

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★ 2020 Foresight: 10 Key Trends for Economic Development Websites

02/11/202012:30 PM - 1:00 PMOnline Session

Join GIS Planning VP of Marketing, Alissa Sklar, Ph.D. and Golden Shovel CEO, Aaron Brossoit, for a look at the 10 most important trends in economic development marketing online fo...

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★ 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

March

★ 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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April

★ Exploring Business Continuity Tools on the APEX Website

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

We understand 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 wit...

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★ Economic Developers Can Help the Economy by Protecting Local Businesses & Workers During COVID-19

04/03/202010:00 AM - 11:00 AMOnline Session

As an economic developer, it is critical to take action to protect the local economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are specific things that can be done to help protec...

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★ How To Tailor Your Message In a Time of Crisis

04/08/202010:00 AM - 11:00 AMOnline Session

Now more than ever economic developers need to actively communicate within their communities and to prospective businesses. In this webinar, we will share strategies for how to communicate during th...

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★ How To Use Website Analytics to Craft Your Message During the COVID Crisis and Beyond

04/15/202010:00 AM - 11:00 AMOnline Session

Intuition alone will not get economic developers through the COVID crisis. Leaders need to understand what content people are consuming and how to make sure your communication is crisp an...

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★ Economic Developer Happy Hour

04/17/20203:00 PM - 4:00 PMOnline Session

Are you needing a virtual break from the social distancing? Golden Shovel will host a virtual happy hour to share stories. Requirements: Participants must connect with video and audio (no lurking) Participants ar...

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★ Get Ahead of the Curve with a Communication Plan for 2020

04/22/202010:00 AM - 11:00 AMOnline Session

This crisis will pass and communities that work to get heard now will be remembered after the crisis is over. Join us for this webinar on Wednesday April 22, 202...

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★ Get Ahead of the Curve by Going Virtual

04/29/202010:00 AM - 11:00 AMOnline Session

We understand more than ever that communities need to find alternative ways to showcase their assets. With the social distancing and travel bans, virtual reality tours are becoming the got...

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