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.

Training Webinars

Golden Shovel's training webinars focus on best practices in using social media and the Economic gateway. Training webinars are led by GateKeeper representatives.

Expert Webinars

Expert webinars are a way to share the latest trends and technologies with you. We focus on current technologies and thought leaders so we can all learn from one another.


Join Our Upcoming Free Webinars!


10 Key Economic Development Website Trends for 2018-19


What are the top ED website trends heading in to 2019? Will your organization be up to date, or will you fall behind? Join Golden Shovel CEO Aaron Brossoit and GIS Planning VP of Marketing, Alissa Sklar for a look at the 10 most important trends in economic development marketing online for the coming year, with live examples and practical tips related to the following factors - and more!

  • Design trends
  • Strategies for engagement 
  • Microsites
  • Interactive and dynamic features
  • Visualizing data
  • Tracking website visitors

The webinar will be September 25th, 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM CDT and registration is free, but space is limited. After registration, you will receive an email with your unique join link, confirming your registration.



Site Certification: Mitigating the Risks Through Documentation

In the world of corporate site selection, three decisive factors come into play: Location, Real Estate and People.  

Site certification is all about proof that a plan is in place mitigating a variety of risks associated with a specific site. In this webinar, Dean Barber, Principal of Barber Business Advisors (BBA) , will be offering an overview of the different stages for site certification and how to achieve the process of building the necessary documentation.

The webinar will be September 27th, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT and registration is free, but space is limited. Save your seat today!



Trends in Workforce Attraction - How one toolkit can change your perspective

Workforce attraction is crucial in economic development - without the workforce and enough potential employees - your business attraction can suffer. What does workforce attraction actually mean? What are companies actually looking for here when deciding where to locate? And more importantly, how do you even find this potential workforce?

It all starts with understanding the trends in the current workforce system -- how many people use just their phones to apply for jobs? What is the actual unemployment number and what does that mean?

In this cutting edge webinar we will discuss these trends and show you have to use and build your own toolkit for workforce attraction.

The webinar will be October 18th, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT and registration is free, but space is limited. Save your seat today!



How To Follow Up With a Lead

They visited your website ten times -- what do you do next? 

In this webinar we will discuss how to initially open up the dialogue with a potential business looking at moving to your area. Items such as communication tactics, follow-up, and turning the lead into a deal will be discussed with experts in sales and economic development showing you just how to capture the lead.

The webinar will be November 8th, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST and registration is free, but space is limited. Save your seat today!




In the meantime, you can watch some of our previous webinars from the list below. Check them out!

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