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:


  • 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


★ Rural Resurgence Rebooted

09/10/20201:00 PM - 2:00 PMOnline session

Moving to a rural part of the country has never been more attractive. Coastal and population-dense areas of the country are experiencing a high cost of living, COVID-19, and civil unrest...

Rural Resurgence Rebooted Photo
★ How Economic Developers are Fighting COVID-19 & Winning

09/17/202011:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline session

COVID-19 has disrupted the economy, supply chains & how economic developers do their job. But it hasn’t stopped them from pushing forward for their communities.  Industry leaders are refusing to have their hand...

How Economic Developers are Fighting COVID-19 & Winning Photo
★ Be the Cool Kid in Economic Development Using Geo-Targeting

09/24/202011:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

Golden Shovel Agency is thrilled to announce a new geo-targeting tool that allows you to personalize your existing website content based on the geographic location of visitors. On average, geo-targeting: Improve...

Be the Cool Kid in Economic Development Using Geo-Targeting Photo


★ TEDC 2020 Annual Conference.

10/05/2020 - 10/09/2020Virtual Event

The TEDC's 2020 Annual Conference is October 5-9, 2020 and is going virtual this year!   The program will be delivered over a five-day period and will be utilizing a very interactiv...

TEDC 2020 Annual Conference. Photo
★ IEDC 2020 Virtual Annual Conference

10/13/2020 - 10/16/2020Virtual Event

The 2020 IEDC Annual Conference will focus on building resilient and sustainable communities that thrive.  In one way or another, all communities, no matter the size, are focused on fiv...

IEDC 2020 Virtual Annual Conference Photo
★ Rethinking Workforce and Attraction

10/20/20201:00 PM - 2:00 PMOnline Session

Learn how remote working, entrepreneurship, and the gig economy are changing workforce and attraction strategies. Our presenters will go over the new realities of what work and location mean. They wil...

Rethinking Workforce and Attraction Photo


★ 2020 NREDA Annual Conference

11/04/2020 - 11/06/2020Virtual Event

The NREDA’s Virtual Conference is a unique power-packed design of general sessions and panel discussions presented by industry leaders. Topics include real-life economic development success stories and out-of-the-box thinking strategie...

2020 NREDA Annual Conference Photo
★ Connecting Cultures - Free Webinar

11/05/202011:00 AM - 12:00 PMOnline Session

Yankton, South Dakota has taken a fresh approach to diversity, inclusion, and workforce attraction. They are "Connecting Cultures" in a fun and vibrant way. Learn how they set up thi...

Connecting Cultures  - Free Webinar Photo
★ 2020 Virtual Kentucky Economic Forum

11/09/2020 - 11/10/2020Virtual Event

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 at which economic developers, electe...

2020 Virtual Kentucky Economic Forum Photo