Economic Development Webinars

Golden Shovel Agency economic development webinars are at the forefront of economic development trends and technologies. Participants can attend these online at no charge to strengthen their understanding of the latest key economic development principles to help deliver success for their communities.

Attendance is free, but registration is required to attend one of these current Golden Shovel Agency economic development webinars.

Upcoming Economic Development Webinars:



How to Incorporate Tourism Into Your Economic Development Strategy: Best Practices You Can Implement Today


Join us for a webinar where we explore best practices leaders can use to promote tourism in their communities this summer and beyond. The U.S. tourism industry generates $1.9 trillion in annual economic output and is responsible for 9.5 million jobs. We have gathered best practices from throughout North America so you can learn from those who have successfully incorporated tourism into their economic development strategies.

If you would like to boost tourism in your community but aren’t sure where to start or how to engage stakeholders, join our webinar on May 29, 2024, at 12 PM CST and download our free tourism whitepaper.  Save your seat today! 



FREE Webinar for Mid-America EDC Members: Unleashing the Power of AI in Economic Development Content Creation!

May 15 , 2024 at 12:30 - 1:30 PM, ET

Discover the transformative potential of AI in economic development with Golden Shovel Agency’s presentation on AI and ChatGPT. This concise session covers some best practices including strategic planning, branding, editing, and ethical considerations in AI-generated content. Learn how to harness AI for impactful content creation, navigating its nuances and maximizing its benefits. Join us for an empowering journey into integrating AI into your economic development strategies, and revolutionize your approach to content creation.

(Free for Mid-America EDC current members, $50 for non-members.)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Mid-America Economic Development Council containing information about joining the webinar.





Bethany Quinn
Executive Vice President
Golden Shovel Agency

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Aaron Brossoit
Chief Executive Officer
Golden Shovel Agency

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Recorded Webinars

Access past recordings of Golden Shovel Agency’s economic development webinars on our YouTube channel. Or scroll through the list below to find the perfect information to meet your economic development needs today!