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


VEDA Entrepreneurial & Small Business Development Strategies Course

October 05 - October 06

This course will teach you the financial and managerial tools that economic developers use to foster beneficial entrepreneurial and small business development climates. Participants will examine their barriers and how...

2023 Annual Oregon Economic Development Conference

October 08 - October 10

Each year, the state’s economic development community gathers at the Oregon Economic Development Association’s (OEDA) Annual Fall Conference.Attendees gain knowledge on the latest tools, programs, and connections to drive economic...

NCEDA Fall Conference

October 09 - October 10

NCEDA conferences provide an excellent opportunity for economic development professionals from across North Carolina to expand their knowledge, sharpen their skills and build connections so they can advance their careers...

TEDC 2023 Annual Conference

October 11 - October 13

The three-day event will feature a great lineup of industry experts discussing important economic development topics. The conference will also include discussion panels of economic development professionals sharing their...

HEA 2023 Annual Conference

October 13

October 13, 2023, from 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM  Location: Halekulani Hotel 2199 kalia Rd. Honolulu, HI 96815

Illinois basic Economic Development Course

October 16 - October 19

Four-Day Course, October 16 - October 19, 2023 Nicor Gas Headquarters, Naperville, Illinois Nationally Accredited BASIC Course for Early-Career Economic Developers, Planners, City Managers, and Elected Officials

2023 PEDA Fall Conference

October 16 - October 18

PEDA is the primary statewide organization representing economic development professionals and, as such, provides opportunities to share best practices that enhance the professional dialogue and support local, regional, and state...

EDAM U Webinar

October 17

Tuesday, October 17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TEDC 2023 Fall Basic Economic Development Course

October 17 - October 20

The Basic Economic Development Course focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools and skills needed to be successful in today's political, economic and business environment.  The BEDC will provide the participant...

EDCC Annual Drive / Lead / Succeed Conference

October 18 - October 20

Our Annual Drive | Lead | Succeed Conferences aim to provide the knowledge, tools, and connections that are vital to foster a growing Colorado economy: Gather the industry’s...

OEDI 2023 Workforce and Talent

October 19 - October 20

This course covers the importance of workforce and and talent as a key economic development tool, as well as the key federal and state programs that support workforce. The course...

2023 IEDA Best Practices Forum

October 23 - October 25

There’s ‘economic development,’ then there’s INDIANA Economic Development. After you have been to the Basic Course, it’s time to get into the specifics of how we do economic development in...

MEDC Fall Conference 2023

October 24 - October 26


MEDA Annual Conference

October 24 - October 26

Oct 24, 5:00 PM MDT – Oct 26, 4:00 PM MDTButte, 11 E Park St, Butte, MT 59701, USA

Arizona Association for Economic Development 2023 Fall Forum

October 25 - October 27

When: Wednesday, October 25, 2023 Where: Little America Hotel  2515 E Butler Ave. Flagstaff, Arizona 86004 United States    

Kentucky Economic Forum

October 25 - October 26

The Kentucky Economic Forum is the annual meeting of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development. Join economic developers, job creators, and policy makers as we celebrate the Commonwealth's economic momentum...

2023 MEDA Fall Conference

October 25

The 2023 MEDA Fall Conference will be held October 25, 2023 at the Antrim 1844 in Carroll County, MD and the theme will be Innovations in Manufacturing. Maryland boasts a...


TEDC Fall Conference

November 01 - November 03

he Tennessee Economic Development Council’s Fall Conference will be held in Franklin, TN November 1-3 2023! Mark your calendars and join us in Franklin, TN for informative sessions and networking time...

MEDC Women in Economic and Community Development: Fall Forum 2023

November 02

Location:Central Mississippi Planning & Development District1020 Centre Pointe Blvd, Pearl, MS  

2023 NADO Annual Training Conference

November 07 - November 10

ATC 2023 will offer attendees many networking and learning opportunities:Three distinct tracks—Regional Resilience, Equitable Regional Development, and Building a Strong RDO. They will focus on wealth creation, underwriting tools for...

New York State Economic Development Council 2023 Fall IDA Academy

November 09

November 09, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.3 Willows Event Center, 3950 NY-12, Lyons Falls, NY 13368

Arizona Association for Economic Development Southern Summit

November 14

When: Tuesday, November 14, 2023More information to follow.

OEDA Economic Development Finance & Incentives

November 16 - November 17

 The Finance & Incentives Course is an intensive two-day in person education and training program that is designed to give economic development professionals the knowledge they need to use Ohio...

MEDA Economic Development Strategies and Solutions Fall Conference

November 17

MEDA’s Economic Development Strategies and Solutions Fall Conference covers topics in which economic development professionals are seeking strategies and solutions to get ahead of opportunities or address challenges.

CEDAS 2023 CCM Convention

November 28

CEDAS will exhibit at the annual CCM Convention taking place at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Stay tuned for booth number information!