Small-town Feel With Urban Amenities

Opportunities for Retail, Restaurants and More

Johnston Town Center Project in Progress

April 2022 Update Letter to Membership

To the JEDCO Membership: It has been a year of transitions. Emerging from the pandemic, our organization went through a change in staff, a change in our strategic plan, and an evolution in the way our organization will serve you best. Our executive committee and I...

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 2022 Economic Development Guide for information about the different development areas of Johnston and the various projects and opportunities available to get involved in. 


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, in collaboration with the City of Johnston, JEDCO holds three annual events, which all include an opportunity to learn more about Johnston and network with other economic development professionals.

Recent Developments

MidAmerican AMR Replacement Project

MidAmerican Energy has launched a project to replace automated meter reading (AMR) devices on customer gas meters throughout the service territory in 2021. Installed nearly a decade ago, the lifespan of these early AMR is shorter than current models, thus the need to replace to a more current...

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