Save the Date: JEDCO Annual Meeting

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 January 18, 2018 – 4:30 PM

Stoney Creek Hotel

Join us for the 2018 JEDCO Annual Meeting on January 18, 2018 at Stoney Creek Hotel. The Annual Meeting features JEDCO Updates, nominations of JEDCO Board Members and a networking reception. Please join us for an update on JEDCO activities in 2017 and to network with other JEDCO members and friends. We look forward to another great year in 2018!

RSVP to lgreenman@growjohnston.com or at 515-564-6547.

Progress Continues on Brio of Johnston

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 Construction continues for Brio of Johnston a WesleyLife Community which will be located near the corner of NW 86th Street and NW 70th Avenue at 6901 Peckham Street in Johnston. When complete the facility will include flexible financing for 54 independent living apartments, and room for residents in assisted living, memory support and in skilled nursing and long-term care.

The design of the facility will follow a modern farmhouse design using Iowa-grown and Iowa- manufactured products. The facility will also include amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, onsite physical therapy, walking paths, a healing garden and a pet play area. The facility is expected to open in the fall of 2018! Click here for more information.

Vintage Cooperatives Senior Housing Under Construction

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The construction of the Vintage Cooperatives Senior Housing project in Windsor Office Park is well underway! In May of 2017 the Johnston City Council granted final approval for a request to amend the Comprehensive Plan for land use and the official zoning map in Windsor Office Park to permit the development of medium and higher density residential units in the northwest section of the area.

Vintage Cooperatives will offer active independent seniors an affordable alternative to home ownership. This type of share ownership offers tax advantages, secured equity growth and the freedom form the hassles of home maintenance responsibilities. Residents will be a shareholder and will play a part in the day-to-day decisions of the operations of the cooperative.

Miller Retires from DuPont Pioneer

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To many of us in Johnston, Mark Miller has been the face of DuPont Pioneer. Miller retired from DuPont Pioneer in October, 2017. We would like to thank Mark for his support of JEDCO, the Chamber, many other community organizations and the entire community. We are thankful for DuPont Pioneer’s involvement with our organization and we wish Mark a great retirement!

Johnston City Council Election Results

Johnston Economic Development would like to introduce two new members of the Johnston City Council. Rhonda Martin and James Evans were elected to the Council at the November election. We look forward to working with Rhonda and James to promote economic development in Johnston.

Rhonda Martin

Rhonda Martin

Rhonda Martin is employed by Iowa State University and works in facilities, planning and management. She has previously served on the Johnston Tree Board and is the President of the Northglenn Neighborhood Association.

James Evans

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James Evans is the Director of State Judicial Facilities for the State of Iowa. He is a lifelong Johnston resident and a past member of the Johnston Tree Board and Johnston Lions Club, as well as a Johnston Soccer Club Coach.

Johnston Economic Development would like to thank Councilman Gerd Clabaugh and Councilman David Lindeman for their service to the community. Their participation on the City Council benefited Johnston in many ways. They approached their work with thoughtfulness and civility, and their contributions will be remembered and appreciated.

Holiday Open House

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Wednesday, December 13th – 4 to 6 PM

Johnston Chamber of Commerce
Johnston Economic Development Corporation &
Enterprise Iowa
8711 Windsor Parkway, Suite 2

We cordially invite you to join us for cocktails and
hors d’oeuvres at our holiday open house.

In the spirit of holiday giving, Feel free to bring a donation of a personal care item to be given to the Johnston Partnership for a Healthy Community. In addition if you have a company ornament please bring it with you and we will display it on our holiday tree.

JEDCO Annual Meeting 2018

Annual Meeting new

 January 18, 2018 – 4:30 PM

Stoney Creek Hotel

Join us for the 2018 JEDCO Annual Meeting on January 18, 2018 at Stoney Creek Hotel. The Annual Meeting features JEDCO Updates, nominations of JEDCO Board Members and a networking reception. Please join us for an update on JEDCO activities in 2017 and to network with other JEDCO members and friends. We look forward to another great year in 2018!

RSVP to lgreenman@growjohnston.com.

Expanded DART Service in Johnston

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The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) has expanded service on Local Route 5 to travel to the City of Johnston, running between the hours of 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM on weekdays along Merle Hay Road to the Johnston Public Library, on Monday, October 2nd this extension replaced the Express Route 91 – Merle Hay Road.

The extended service on Local Route 5 runs every 30 minutes during rush hour, and every 45 minutes at midday and in the evenings. Route 5 stops at several destinations, including the Johnston Public Library, Johnston City Hall, Haymarket Mall and Dart Central Station in downtown Des Moines.

You can view a map and schedule of the newly expanded route here.

A Successful 2017 Bus Tour

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The Johnston & Grimes Economic Development Bus Tour took place on Thursday, October 12th at 3:00 PM. Attendees had the opportunity to see current projects and available properties in the Johnston and Grimes communities. The tour was followed by a networking reception in Grimes. Thank you to all who attended and helped make this event a success!
Click here to view our 2018 Development Guide that was provided to Bus Tour attendees!