Small-town Feel With Urban Amenities

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Johnston Town Center Project in Progress


JEDCO is a private-public partnership with the City of Johnston, with both entities working together to strengthen economic development for its residential and business communities.

Our mission is to foster economic growth and opportunity in the Johnston community, and the Greater Des Moines region, by serving as an advocate for smart development, providing educational and promotional opportunities, and connecting people who work in the economic development sector and business communities.

JEDCO plays an important role in promoting Johnston as a great place to do business and providing assistance to businesses throughout the various phases of the development process. As a private, not-for-profit corporation, JEDCO is positioned to be a problem solver for both developers and the city. By helping developers find the ideal property or building in which to invest, Johnston city leaders can focus on ensuring a smooth development process.

Individuals and business representatives of the Johnston community are encouraged to become members and corporate partners, not only to promote economic growth in the Johnston community through participation in our organization, but also to take advantage of the promotional opportunities we provide to our members.


Wednesday, October 11
JEDCO/Chamber Bus Tour
Join JEDCO and the Johnston Chamber on a tour of Johnston, including the NW annexation area on HWY 141 north to HWY 415. Learn about new projects coming soon and areas ready for revitalization. Upon return, join us for refreshments and entertainment at Johnston Town Center. RSVP required.

Tuesday, April 11
After Hours Event at Impact7G
8951 Windsor Parkway
4:30pm to 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 10
JEDCO Development Forum 2023
7000 NW 62nd Avenue
3pm to 6pm
Program with Speakers, Networking
Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience
RSVP required, email



Our Mission

Our mission is to foster economic growth and opportunity in the Johnston community and the Greater Des Moines region by serving as an advocate for smart development, providing the latest Johnston development news and insights, and promoting opportunities to those in the real estate development and business communities.


While we work hard on behalf of our members and our community, we do not act alone. Economic development is a team effort, and in addition to our work with the City of Johnston, we also work in collaboration with many key organizations in the Des Moines metro to help local businesses achieve their goals.


If you are a business, developer, broker, contractor, financial institution, engineer, architect, attorney, or individual citizen, we welcome your membership to Johnston Economic Development Corporation.


Each year, in collaboration with the City of Johnston, JEDCO holds three annual events, which all include an opportunity to learn more about Johnston and network with other economic development professionals.

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