Economic Development is a broad area of practice that strives to promote economic success within a community and a region.  While the subject is frequently associated with the topic of business incentives and recruitment – the mission and activities of an economic development organization range far beyond this stereotype.  Background Documents and source materials are posted here to provide more indepth information about economic and community development and the issues affecting economic growth and opportunity in Johnston.  Resources are organized into the following categories to help you find the information of interest to you.