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We've made a commitment to stay on top of economic development trends and technologies. We take that seriously.

In that same spirit, Golden Shovel Agency frequently conducts online webinars.

 How to Do Great Digital Economic Development

Digital economic development is not only mandatory but is now also essential to be at the core of economic development programs and operations. Although the trend began as simply using email and having a website, today it is not an “either/or” approach because EDOs need all of the correct digital tools to succeed. EDOs that aren’t digital will experience substandard results. However, it’s challenging for economic developers to keep up with all the trends or know all of the technology they need to effectively achieve their economic development goals. This session – led by recognized global experts in digital economic development - will present, in easy-to-understand terms, exactly what EDOs need to succeed in digital economic development. Topics will include digital local business assistance, virtual reality, site selection, CRM, BRE, entrepreneurship, and more.

Attendees will learn:
1. Why digital has become mandatory for achieving basic economic development objectives.
2. Practical case-studies of implementing core economic development technology for digital transformation of your EDO
3. How economic developers that are not digital natives can quickly and easily implement the digital programs needed for success without needing to be an internet expert.

* Mark Hays, Director, SizeUp
* Chris Knight, CCO, Wavteq
* John Marshall, President, Golden Shovel Agency
* Russ Riblett, Vice President, GIS Planning

* Aaron Brossoit, CEO, Golden Shovel Agency
* Anatalio Ubalde, Financial Times & SizeUp

Join us on Tuesday, February 23, at 1:00 PM, EST. This webinar event is free to join, but registration is required.


An Economic Developer's Guide to Social Media Best Practices 

Are you getting the best results from social media? Every economic development organization can improve its SEO results with some simple improvements. Backed by research and extensive experience, the Golden Shovel Agency team has put together these Social Media Best Practices to help you succeed.

Our presenters will teach you how to optimize your social media profiles, grow your following, and get more leads through social. You’ll learn about some new features of each platform and walk away with tips and tricks you can use every day, along with a few “hidden” best practices that you might not hear of anywhere else.

Expect to learn: 

  1. How to get the most out of your social media profiles.
  2. What an “optimal post” looks like in each platform.
  3. Which audiences to target on each platform.
  4. And much, much more!

*** We are also releasing a brand new eBook during the webinar, An Economic Developer’s Guide to Social Media Best Practices, that will only be available to webinar registrants! This new eBook will go more in-depth into social media best practices and will give you a leg-up in the competitive game of social media.***

Join us on Thursday, March 4 at 1:00 PM, CST with Audrey Anderson, GSA Marketing & Communications Coordinator, and Amelia Kresha, GSA Publisher & HR Specialist, for a webinar full of learning about making your social media accounts work for you.


If you couldn't join our past webinars, you can access the recordings from the list below. Check them out!

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