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


★ SelectUSA Investment Summit

June 26 - June 29

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event in the United States dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI.) This year’s Investment Summit returns in its familiar format to provid...

★ Metaverse Global Congress

June 28 - June 29

Ready or not, the Metaverse is going to change the world as we know it over the coming decade. Technology and Communications companies are quickly pivoting their businesses to hel...

2022 Economic Development Ethics Workshops

June 28 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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 an...

Catch Your Ride to Becoming an Innovative Transportation Community

June 30 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Aside from building infrastructure, communities are moving towards other initiatives focused on technology and innovation. The technology and innovation industries expedite communication, facilitate transportation, and employ STEM-oriented approaches as solutions...


★ Texas Rural Challenge

July 12 - July 13

The Texas Rural Challenge features a wide range of best practices, collaboration opportunities, and ‘how-to’ learning experiences aimed at putting big ideas into practice. The Texas Rural Challenge focuses o...


Strengthen Your Community's Competitive Potential By Improving Quality of Life

August 02 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Golden Shovel Agency and Convergent Nonprofit Solutions as we explore ways to strengthen your community’s competitive potential by improving quality of life. If quality of life improvements are no...