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.

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Looking at 2020


2019 was a busy year in Economic Development, from Opportunity Zones, and Workforce Attraction we saw an abundance of activity. In this webinar Aaron Brossoit and John Marshall both of Golden Shovel Agency, will review 2019 from an economic development perspective. 

Looking ahead into 2020, we'll talk about what we're anticipating from marketing, attracting capital, and how to stay ahead of the economic development game. 

About Aaron Brossoit

Aaron Brossoit is a co-founder of Golden Shovel Agency. He has worked with hundreds of communities all across the country with their business attraction, retention and workforce marketing and strategies. Brossoit was recently a board member for the Mid-America Economic Development Council and is a frequent presenter at state and regional economic development conferences. 

About John Marshall

John Marshall is President at Golden Shovel Agency with 12 years of experience in financial analysis, sales and business development in the privately owned business market, specifically manufacturing, real estate development and the construction industries. He is a member of the Mid-America EDC, NREDA, SEDC, IEDC, Vice President of the Weston County Development Board, President of the Upton Economic Development Board, member of the Wyoming Workforce Advisory Group and Board Member of the Wyoming Economic Development Association. John has been with the company for over 8 years and is in charge of making sure you get the right product for your project. 

The webinar will be December 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM CST. Register today, the webinar is free but space is limited and registration is required.




Outlook 2020: Retail Development Trends and Opportunity Zones


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, President of Retail Strategies, for this one-hour webinar where we’ll discuss:

  • The state of the retail industry
  • Utilizing opportunity zones to drive new investment and development
  • How public-private partnerships are the new normal in retail development

Retail Strategies is a full-service advisory firm that works with municipalities to bring retail and restaurant businesses to the community. Lacy Beasley currently serves as President and formerly as COO. She has been involved in retail real estate since 2005. Her experience with The Shopping Center Group and the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce prior to joining Retail Strategies provides her with the insight to understand the connections needed from the public and private side of the conversation.

A graduate of Lipscomb University, she earned her B.S in Business Management. Beasley is the ICSC AL Government Relations Co-Chair, ICSC Southeastern Conference Co-Chair and At-Large member of the ICSC National Advisory Committee for P3 Retail. In 2018 Lacy was named to the “Top 40 under 40” by the Birmingham Business Journal, included in the nationwide “Top 100 Influencers in Commercial Real Estate,” and listed as one of Birmingham’s “Eight emerging Influencers.”

The webinar will be January 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM CST. Register today, the webinar is free but space is limited and registration is required.



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

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