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


★ NREDA 2019 Annual Conference

11/06/2019 - 11/08/2019Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza4445 Main StreetKansas City, MO 64111

NREDA is headed to the Midwest for its 30th Anniversary. This Kansas City Conference TIEs together the elements that are the cornerstone to today’s economic development success in Rural America...

NREDA 2019 Annual Conference Photo
★ 2019 Kentucky Economic Forum

11/13/2019 - 11/15/2019The Brown Hotel335 West BroadwayLouisville, KY 40202

The Kentucky Economic Forum is the Fall Conference and Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development. The event is the largest Association function in which economic developers, electe...

2019 Kentucky Economic Forum Photo
★ Expert Webinar - How to Model Your ED Incentive Package

11/14/201911:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

Economic development incentive programs are a powerful tool for EDOs making an impact in their community. However, questions and pushback from stakeholders can throw a wrench into those plans. ...

Expert Webinar - How to Model Your ED Incentive Package Photo


★ 2019 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum

12/08/2019 - 12/10/2019Renaissance Chicago Downtown1 West Wacker DriveChicago, IL 60601

MidAmerica EDC members are dedicated economic development professionals who share best practices to make you more valuable to your organization. MidAmerica EDC is the best resource for making contact wit...

2019 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum Photo