Small-town Feel With Urban Amenities

Opportunities for Retail, Restaurants and More

Johnston Town Center Project in Progress

Thank you to Polk County Board of Supervisors for sponsoring this video with a Community Betterment Grant.

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

FY 2021 City Budget Approved – Tax Rate Reduced

The Johnston City Council fulfilled a pledge to use most of the proceeds from the recent local option sales tax increase to reduce the property tax rate. The combined tax rate will be $10.63 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation compared with a rate of $11.65 in...

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COVID-19 and GDMP Survey

Public officials at all levels are working hard to figure out what the best steps are to protect public health and the economy. On the health front - we are focused on information being provided by authoritative sources including the CDC and the Iowa Department of...

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MHR Recreation Complex Proposed

Image Credit: Ignit The City of Johnston and Ignit Sports and Fitness are actively considering a collaboration to bring one part of the Merle Hay Road Gateway vision to fruition. As currently described, a 30 acre site west of Merle Hay Road and just to the south and...

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