Annual Events

Each year, JEDCO, in collaboration with the City of Johnston, holds three annual events, which all include an opportunity to learn more about Johnston and network with other economic development professionals. These activities are open to members and colleagues engaged or interested in development activities in the Johnston community.

Please mark these dates on your calendar and watch for updated information in our newsletter as well as our updates via the Grow Johnston blog and Twitter feed!

January, 2021
Date: TBD
Annual Meeting

Trostel’s Greenbriar

Our annual membership meeting featuring a development update, a networking receptions, and the election of our Board of Directors.

Find a 2020 full event recap here.


April 9, 2020
Development Forum
Corteva Agriscience

Our annual economic development informational meeting featuring updates from the City of Johnston, a keynote speaker and networking reception.

Find a 2019 full event recap here.

October 7, 2020
Economic Development Bus Tour

Our new Virtual Experience & Networking Event will – conducted in collaboration with Grimes Chamber and Economic Development. Our 2020 event will feature the premiere of virtual videos from both Johnston and Grimes and will be followed by a networking event. The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be monitored while planning the event.