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


ED Sales Tax Workshop Virtual

December 02 - December 16

The Economic Development Sales Tax Workshop are designed specifically for EDC Board Members and local elected officials and include information about economic and community development in general, and changes t...

Small Town, Big Messaging: Part 2

December 08 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Rest assured: small towns and rural communities have become getaways and even permanent homes for those who chose to relocate during the pandemic. How do we convince the rest o...

What New Federal and State Funding for Freight and Passenger Rail Projects Can Mean for Your EDC

December 14 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Join Texas Rail Advocates President Peter LeCody and Board Member Karl Ziebarth for a discussion on new and expanded federal rail funding available for both freight and passenger rail projects.

ARPA: What Have We Learned?

December 15 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

In March of 2021 the American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law. Since then, communities have seen a historic investment to address the economic impact of COVID-19. This i...