– Membership –

If you are a business, developer, broker, contractor, financial institution, engineer, architect, attorney, or individual citizen, then we welcome your membership in the Johnston Economic Development Corporation. Our operating budget is provided by member dues and the City of Johnston.  Johnston has been one of the fastest growing communities in Iowa and offers a wealth of amenities, including recreational facilities, numerous parks and trails, a highly rated educational system, a responsive local government, new business development and an overall excellent quality of life.  Working together we can continue to make Johnston a great place to live and do business.

Become an Investor

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

Individuals and business representatives of the Johnston community are encouraged to become investors, 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 investors.

As well as being a source of advocacy and information about local development projects for our investors, we also actively work to promote their projects and properties through our website, Twitter feed and monthly newsletter. We also assist parties seeking advice about development strategies and connect people seeking development opportunities in Johnston and Northwest Polk County. Additionally, because investors range from brokers to contractors and more, we’re
able to offer valuable networking opportunities through our active and annual events.

Additional benefits to investors are included depending on which of the six membership options you choose.

Board of Directors

Tim Heldt

Charter Bank

Bruce Whited

Bank Iowa

Brian Vahle

First National  Bank

Deb Calvert

MidAmerican Energy

Paul Nagel

John Deere Financial

Jason Kerndt

Vision Bank

Ross Harris

Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH)

Ginger Miller


Eric Bohnenkamp

Hubbell Realty Company

Grant Taylor

Hansen Company, Inc

Jeff Schug

McClure Engineering

Matt Van Loon

Ryan Companies

Brian Erickson

Knapp Properties

Mike Bonnett

Landmark Brokerage Services

Steven Scott

Cushman & Wakefield