Award-Winning Economic Development Websites from Golden Shovel Agency

Our award-winning economic development websites have been recognized by IEDC, TEDC, MAEDC, NREDA, and more! Golden Shovel makes it easier for economic developers to reach decision-makers with their value proposition while providing site selectors, business leaders, and talent with the tools, data, resources, and information they need to make location decisions.

Golden Shovel's Economic Development Websites are an Alternative to DCI, Brand Acceleration, Accrisoft, ED Suite, and Civic Plus

Why Golden Shovel’s economic development websites are better than our competitors:

  • We built the Economic Gateway - a proprietary CMS platform designed for economic development and Chamber organizations - clients benefit from ongoing updates at no additional cost 
  • Community Profile data tools that update automatically 
  • In-house design and development team with an average of 7+ years at GSA
  • World-class Gatekeeper service provides ongoing support & website changes at no additional cost
  • FREE website redesign every four years*
  • Explore our website features

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Best Integrated Economic Development Websites

Golden Shovel’s custom-designed economic development websites give economic developers the resources they need to engage business owners, talent, site selectors, and other stakeholders. Our websites feature up-to-date data, site listings, business directors, report-maker tools, and more!

Golden Shovel Agency hosts and maintains all of our clients' economic development websites and makes changes to client websites at no additional cost as part of our Gatekeeper service.

Golden Shovel’s economic development websites are an alternative to:

  • Accrisoft
  • Brand Acceleration
  • ED Suite
  • DCI
  • Civic Plus

Our advantage lies in our proprietary technology and exclusive industry focus. We only work with organizations focused on growing their communities through traditional economic development, chamber, tourism, and infrastructure development.

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

Dynamic Websites with our Economic Development Content Management System (CMS)

Our Economic Gateway is continuously improving and expanding to deliver best-in-class tools to clients (at no additional cost). Rackspace, a leader in high-quality hosting, is our hosting provider. Clients have peace of mind knowing that we permanently back up their website information to prevent any data loss.

The features of the Economic Gateway system ensure your website presents the absolute best you and your community have to offer. Combining the following modules delivers the best economic development content management system possible. Book a meeting to discover how a Golden Shovel website can support your mission.

Economic Gateway Tools


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 website.


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 businesses and organization information.

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Community Profile

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

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Contact Forms

Encouraging site visitors to connect with you for more information is an essential service for your website. The Contact Forms module allows you to set up recipients (by name or topic) to be emailed with your visitors’ inquiries.

Custom Form Creator

Whether its a topical survey, a program application, an RSVP, or any other purpose, sometimes you need to request specific information from your site visitors. The Custom Form Creator allows you to create forms with your unique set of questions and 11 different user input options. You can receive submitted information by email, view it through your site admin, or download it to view in a spreadsheet.

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Event Calendar

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

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.

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.incentives


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

List Maker

When you have lists of information that don’t fit into an exact category or mold, the List Maker module allows for it to be organized into simpe, engaging layouts.list maker


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


Using the People module 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.


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.projects

Real Estate

Easily search and find properties with the 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.real estate

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.resisdnetial real estate

Resource Library

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


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