COVID-19 Resources

Federal, state and local government entities and nonprofits are working together to control the spread of the coronavirus and to support the businesses and individuals impacted by the virus and/or the protective measures being taken. 


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Economic Development Education

April 29, 2020

GOLDEN SHOVEL AGENCY WEBINAR: Get Ahead of the Curve With a Communication Plan for 2020

We understand more than ever that communities need to find alternative ways to showcase their assets. With the social distancing and travel bans, virtual reality tours are becoming the goto method of allowing people to experience your community--without worry about travel restrictions. Join our PlaceVR team for how to create a memorable virtual experience. Register Today!

April 22, 2020

GOLDEN SHOVEL AGENCY WEBINAR: Get Ahead of the Curve With a Communication Plan for 2020

This crisis will pass and communities that work to get heard now will be remembered after the crisis is over. Join us for this webinar where we will explore how to position your content, website and social media to best communicate within your community and with external audiences for the rest of 2020. Now is the right time to plan. Register Today!

April 16, 2020

Understanding Philanthropic Resources in Economic Development

Foundations and grant-awarding organizations have dedicated funds available for community and economic development. Accessing those funds can sometimes seem too onerous an endeavor, but you may be walking away from real money. This webinar will share case studies and best practices for both accessing and using philanthropic resources for your economic development projects and goals. Register Today!

April 15, 2020

GOLDEN SHOVEL AGENCY WEBINAR: How to Use Website Analytics to Craft Your Message During the COVID-19 Crisis

Intuition alone will not get economic developers through the COVID crisis. Leaders need to understand what content people are consuming and how to make sure your communication is crisp and razor-sharp to reach your audience. In this webinar, we will review how to look at website traffic to determine the best approach for communicating through the crisis.

April 9, 2020

Learn More About New COVID-19 Data Layers & Resources for Economic Development Organizations - Recorded

Learn about several new tools and data options created for both clients and non-clients alike to address the economic development challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. View Recording Here

April 8, 2020

GOLDEN SHOVEL AGENCY WEBINAR: How to Tailor Your Message in a Time of Crisis - Recorded

Now more than ever economic developers need to actively communicate within their communities and to prospective businesses. In this webinar, we will share strategies for how to communicate during the COVID crisis, along with communication strategies you can use to Get Ahead of the Curve when coming out of it. It is important not to go silent during this crisis. View Recording Here

April 3, 2020

GOLDEN SHOVEL AGENCY WEBINAR: Economic Developers Can Help the Economy by Protecting Local Businesses & Workers During COVID-19 - Recorded

As an economic developer, it is critical to take action to protect the local economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are specific things that can be done to help protect local businesses and the workforce. With the stimulus bill having been passed, it is important to understand what provisions are included for businesses and workers and how people within your community can access them. View Recording Here

April 1, 2020

GOLDEN SHOVEL AGENCY WEBINAR: Exploring Business Continuity Tools on the APEX Website - Recorded

Economic developers everywhere are scrambling to provide actionable resources to ensure long-term business continuity. APEX recently updated its website with new Business Continuity pages. In addition, a moderated Business Forum provides registered users a place to post ideas, ask questions, and interact to help one another succeed in this turbulent time. View Recording Here

Ten Impacts of Coronavirus on the Economic Development Profession - Recorded

Economic development associations nationwide partnered to provide webinars to their members with information about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and to learn about solutions to mitigate the challenges related to the crisis. View Recording Here


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