Golden Shovel Agency keeps you in tune with the trending economic development events!

There is always something exciting going on with Golden Shovel Agency! Important economic development events like industry conferences or pertinent webinars are critical to continued professional development. Find your perfect opportunity by viewing the calendar below.

Golden Shovel Agency team members attend and speak at state and national economic development events conferences to stay current on best practices and to network with site selectors. These are also excellent economic development events to meet Golden Shovel personnel, as well as industry peers from communities with similar programs and issues as yours! Some of the conferences we’ve historically 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


Basic Economic Development Course in Pennsylvania

December 06

2023 Session DatesDecember 6 | 1:00-5:15 pm ~ in personManaging Economic Development OrganizationsNetworking Reception December 7 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm ~ in personEconomic Development Ethics|Real Estate Development and ReuseWorkforce...

OEDA Equitable Strategic Site Selection

December 06

As part of Northeast Ohio’s initiatives to advance a more equitable economy for all, the Fund for Our Economic Future, a Northeast Ohio non-profit civic collaborative that bring together leaders...

SEDC Rural Innovation and Workforce Collaboration Strategies

December 07

Thursday, December 7, 20232:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)

IEDC Business Retention and Expansion

December 07 - December 08

December 7-8, 2023

Unleashing the Power of AI and ChatGPT in Economic Development Content Creation

December 13 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join Golden Shovel Agency's webinar for a concise exploration of AI and ChatGPT best practices tailored for economic developers. Uncover the Top 10 Best Practices, from thoughtful planning to infusing...

IEDA Annual Conference

December 14 - December 15

Start:Thursday, December 14, 2023End: Friday, December 15, 2023Location: The Alexander, 333 South Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Indiana‎

SEDC Downtown Development Strategies

December 14

Thursday, December 14, 202311:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

January 2024

APPA Joint Action Conference

January 07 - January 09, 2024

Meet and discuss emerging policy, regulatory, and power supply issues, and other topics related to the governance and management of joint action agencies.

IEDC Economic Development Sessions with Nathan Ohle and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm

January 10, 2024

Join the conversation with Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm to discuss what role energy plays in driving economic development and growth and how the US Department of Energy and its...

MEDA Winter Conference

January 11, 2024

When: January 11, 2024Location: Governor Calvert House, Annapolis, Maryland

SEDC Leveraging Economic Development Technology

January 16, 2024

Tuesday, January 16, 202411:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

Economic Development Credit Analysis

January 17 - January 19, 2024

January 17 - 19, 2024

IEDC Managing Economic Development Organizations

January 19, 2024

This course will focus on the key principles and practices of professional management in economic development. It will define excellence in economic development and explain the fundamentals of managing for...

Iowa Workforce Alliance Group Meeting

January 22, 2024

Monday, January 22, 2024

SEDC Leveraging Federal Grant Opportunities to Accelerate Economic Development

January 23, 2024

Tuesday, January 23, 20242:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)

EDAM 2024 Winter Conference

January 25 - January 26, 2024

Join us in January to...- Discover innovative solutions to challenges facing businesses and communities.- Connect with thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers.- Build valuable relationships that will strengthen your network of...

2024 EDAA Winter Conference

January 29 - January 31, 2024

2024 EDAA Winter ConferenceJanuary 29 – 31, 2024Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 

MEDC 2024 Economic Issues Summit

January 29 - January 30, 2024

Topics and Program include:Legislative Day at the CapitolIndustrial Site Development ProgramWorkforce Housing DiscussionMEDC Public Policy Agenda and Legislative UpdateAnd updates from partner organizations

IEDC 2023 Economic Development Ethics Workshops

January 29, 2024

Are you faced with ethical dilemmas in your professional life? Do you have the tools to deal with ethical issues? Economic developers regularly encounter situations that require sound judgment and...

WEDA Energizing the Future: Exploring Key Trends in Energy Academy Seminar

January 31, 2024

Date: January 31, 2024 Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

SEDC Building a Successful Spec Building Program

January 31, 2024

Wednesday, January 31, 20242:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Central America Standard Time)