Award-Winning Economic Development Websites from Golden Shovel Agency

Our award-winning economic development websites make it easy for economic developers to reach multiple decision-makers with their value proposition while providing site selectors with the essential tools, data, resources, and site information they need to make client recommendations.

Integrated Economic Development Websites

Designed for local and regional organizations, our Economic Gateway has proven to be a powerful tool for creating best-in-class, custom-designed economic development websites. Complete with the resources needed to best present communities to business owners, talent, and other stakeholders, each website is developed with access to our entire suite of economic development modules. Clients find our websites easy to use, even without programming experience, as admin functions are streamlined without unnecessary functionality.

Golden Shovel Agency hosts and maintains all of our clients' economic development websites. Our Economic Gateway is continuously improving and expanding to deliver best-in-class tools to clients (at no additional cost). Our platform and websites are hosted through Rackspace, a leader in high-quality hosting. Additionally, clients will have peace of mind knowing that their website information is permanently backed up to prevent any loss of data.

Contact us today to visualize your website as an excellent source of economic success!

Dynamic Websites with our Economic Development Content Management System

Nothing delays economic development more if a prospective client, site selector, or business owner views a website with outdated information. The features of the Economic Gateway system ensure your website presents the absolute best you and your community have to offer. The combination of the following modules delivers the absolute best economic development content management system possible!

Economic Gateway Tools

Homepage Showcase

A showcase piece on your homepage captures your audience’s attention and drives more website traffic. Use this module to add emphasis to your region’s unique selling points, location and link to key features of your site.


The News module is a key tool for keeping visitors apprised of the latest events, press releases and relevant news. Headlines and short descriptions from your latest posts mirror on the homepage to keep your website content looking fresh and current.


The Calendar makes your organization a resource for keeping businesses engaged with the community. Create awareness of the conferences and events your organization attends and supports.

Commercial Real Estate Database

Easily search and find properties with the Commercial Real Estate module, a Google Map-based site selection tool, integrated with GIS-based site selection tools. With a public submission tool and approval queue, commercial realtors can submit properties to the database.

Residential Real Estate

Demonstrating available housing to those considering relocation is essential for drawing a quality workforce to a community. The Residential Real Estate module organizes available properties into an appealing visual database with valuable search tools to refine results.

Business Directory

Important businesses and organizations can be organized with the Business Directory, an online resource readily accessible to any audience. Users will continue to return to your website to quickly find business and organization information.

Projects Directory

This flexible module can be used to promote your organization’s accomplishments by highlighting successful economic development projects. Success stories can be showcased on a map for your audience to visualize your organization’s regional impact.

Community Profiles

The Community Profiles module will provide quick access to important information for site selectors, businesses and community stakeholders. Current demographic and workforce data can easily be organized and printed for reports.

Incentives Directory

The right incentive package is critical to business attraction and retention. Our Incentives Directory contains information on economic development incentives and programs available to businesses who are considering or are based in your region.

Resource Library

The Resources Library gives your organization a powerful repository for all of your documentation. Your board members will never send you a request for documents again!

Staff Directory

Our Staff Directory highlights the greatest asset of your organization: you and your team! Connections are critical to economic development and this module will direct local businesses leaders, elected officials and entrepreneurs right to you and your staff.

Member Directory

Using the Golden Shovel Member Directory will promote your valued partnerships and demonstrate the depth of your network. Help your users find the resources and skill sets they need to do business.

Fast Facts

Your audience expects your site to be current and your content will be dynamic. The Golden Shovel Fast Facts module ensures your information keeps pace with your user’s need for fresh content so they keep coming back to stay informed.

Jobs Directory

Help your local companies find the labor force they need by promoting jobs postings and opportunities on the Golden Shovel Jobs Directory. This Google Maps-based searchable directory allows your organization to become the “go-to” jobs resource.

Universal Report Tool

Customized reports created with our Universal Report Tool deliver pertinent information from your website to prospective clients, existing businesses and others. In just three easy steps, you can compile location data and create custom info packets.

Other Tools

In addition to the selection of modules listed above, Economic Gateway websites come with a variety of additional tools and features, including secured pages, public submission forms, integrated Google tools and much more.

Contact us today to learn how our content management system can optimize your economic development!