Joint Economic Development Organization

The Joint Economic Development Organization (JEDO) was established by an interlocal agreement between Shawnee County and the City of Topeka, Kansas, in 2001.
JEDO currently has an agreement for services with GoTopeka.

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JEDO Meetings

The JEDO Board meets on the second Wednesday of February, May, September and December each calendar year and as needed, at the discretion of the Chair. Agendas are distributed at least five business days prior to each meeting and posted on the County and City websites. Items may be added to the agenda by any voting member, subject to the approval of at least four voting members.

All meetings of the JEDO Board are open to the public and televised, except for executive sessions pursuant to state law.

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Sign Up For Public Comment

Odd-Numbered Years - Notify the City Clerk’s Office at 785-368-3940 or before 5:00 p.m. on the date of the meeting.

Even-Numbered Years - Notify the Shawnee County Counselor’s Office at 785-251-4042 or before 5:00 p.m. on the date of the meeting.

JEDO Documents

Garner Economic LLC

View the Final Report - A Strategy for Effective Economic Development Change in Topeka and Shawnee County. The report was prepared for the Joint Economic Development Organization. The result of the assessment and the recommended actions to attain the goals are summarized in the report through a series of observations and recommendations on how JEDO can work to enhance its economic development service delivery process and improve the area’s business climate.

View Phase 1 Final Report of the Economic Development Situation Analysis Report for Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas. Phase 1 is the first of two reports that will be provided to JEDO. It documents the work of the first two elements of the project scope and summarizes the findings of Phase 1. This first phase informs our process and allows the Garner Economics team to create the final recommendations JEDO must take to fully leverage the community’s assets or mitigate its challenges.