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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.



Thursday, August 1, 2024
JEDCO/Chamber Lunch N Learn: Grow Your Business 
Location TBD
11:30am – 1:00pm

Wednesday, October 2, 2024
JEDCO/Chamber Bus Tour:
Location TBD
2:45 Check-In
3:15 Board Buses
3:30 Buses Leave
5:00 Buses Return for Networking Happy Hour.

Thursday, November 7, 2024
JEDCO/Chamber How-To Happy Hour: Starting Your Business 
Location TBD
4:00pm – 6:00pm



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, JEDCO hosts three signature events, as well as several educational and informational meetings. Each occasion provides the opportunity to learn more about Johnston and network with other economic development professionals.

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