Focus your Economic Development Strategy with Golden Shovel Agency!

A customized economic development strategy is critical to understanding where your community wants to go and what it will take to get there. Without a strategy to solve key challenges like workforce, housing and attraction, your community will drift and end up in an unknown destination. While economic developers know this, the act of strategic planning is time-consuming and can be overwhelming, leading many to skip the planning process altogether. Golden Shovel can facilitate the strategic planning process so that you can continue you managing your daily task list. 

Economic Development Strategic Planning Support

Golden Shovel Agency can provide the on-the-ground support your need to facilitate stakeholder engagement sessions and lead your strategic planning efforts. We also conduct community surveys, one-on-one interviews with key stakeholders, and conduct research that can be used to inform your decision-making process. Our strategic plans can be used to address critical issues like housing and workforce shortages or to create long-term strategic plans for overall economic growth.

Economic Development Marketing Strategies

Our Strategy services identify the unique attributes, opportunities, programs and features of your community and tie them to the strategic goals of your organization. The Golden Shovel Agency team of expert marketers and experienced economic development personnel create the key messaging necessary to resonate with business owners and individuals in defined targets. The same individuals will assist your team with the implementation of said messaging with Golden Shovel Agency’s marketing services. Specific economic development strategies range from attracting traditional commercial and manufacturing businesses, including office, retail and R&D, to a focus on global export/import businesses.

Golden Shovel Agency will work with key local stakeholders to develop customized strategies based on your needs and budget requirements. for the defined targets of your community. The underlying strength of those strategies will be the unique community development goals and competitive advantages that ultimately will help diversify the local economy and drive growth.

Contact us today to learn more about how our strategy service can match your community development goals!