As JEDCO kicks off 2021 it is important to reflect back on 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic may consume the thoughts of many when they think back on the past year, but the City of Johnston has plenty of Economic Development accomplishments to be proud of in 2020! Each year the Annual Meeting provides JEDCO and the City of Johnston with an opportunity to share the previous years accomplishments with the development community. In addition to looking back on the year both JEDCO and the city are able to provide a look ahead to expected development in the coming year.

This year the Annual Development Meeting was held virtually on Thursday, January 14th at 4:00 PM. The meeting was a live webinar which included a JEDCO Business Meeting and Board of Directors election. Congratulations to re-elected board members Grant Taylor (The Hansen Company), Ross Harris (SEH) and Brian Erickson (Knapp Properties, Inc.). Congratulations to newly elected board member Dave Melling (First National Bank). 

JEDCO provided a recap of activities in 2020 and a preview of 2021 activities. Information regarding the upcoming broadband for business forum was shared. Adam Plagge, City of Johnston Economic Development Manager closed with an update on development activity in Johnston as well as an overview of the Annual Development Report. Thank you to those who joined us for the live meeting and webinar.  If you were unable to attend you can listen to the webinar recording or download the webinar presentation for review.