Small-town Feel With Urban Amenities

Opportunities for Retail, Restaurants and More

Johnston Town Center Project in Progress

Take a Virtual Tour

Take an aerial tour of Johnston’s most sought-after sites, recent development projects, and newest residences. From growth in resident numbers to new annexed land, there are so many new and exciting opportunities to get involved in for small and large businesses alike.

Want more information?

Look through JEDCO’s 2020 Economic Development Guide for information about the different geographic areas of Johnston and the various projects and opportunities available to get involved in. Plus, hear what experts in the development community recommend for a smooth process.

Commercial Projects

From Johnston Town Center to the Merle Hay Gateway, learn about current commercial projects within the Johnston community. Get an aerial look at project areas through drone video segments, and see what opportunities are available to get involved.

Upcoming Events

We hold three annual events in collaboration with the City of Johnston, which all include an opportunity to learn more about community projects and network with other commercial real estate professionals. Additionally, we hold bi-monthly board meetings, exhibit at trade shows and more. Check out what is coming up next for JEDCO.

Recent Developments

Ignit Project To Ignite Merle Hay Road Corridor

The Johnston City Council has approved a development agreement with Ignit Sports and Fitness. Ignit has proposed the construction of a 208,500 square foot recreation facility that will house an indoor track, field house, classrooms, meeting space, and multipurpose...

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Thrive 2040 Nears Finish Line

The City of Johnston has just released a clean draft of the 2040 comprehensive plan. This follows months of community engagement and planning disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The comprehensive plan serves several purposes, including the following: A guide for...

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BEST of Iowa Finds New Direction Through Covid-19

In an effort to keep the Des Moines metro economy moving forward, many prominent local businesses and organizations have come together in a collaborative effort known as BEST of Iowa (Business Expansion and Strategic Trends). Composed of local organizations such as...

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Partner Organizations