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Lake DeSmet is popular for boating and water skiing. Featuring fully-equipped campsites, the lake offers trails for backpacking, day hikes, nature walks, and horseback riding.

About Us

windmillJOCO First was formed to provide business solutions and assistance to new and existing business in Johnson County. The organization is directly involved in a regional economic development effort to market the region to both businesses and workforce. JOCO First offers a variety of services to its clients including: Project development and planning services, grant writing, job listing services, identification and research of available state/federal funding sources, incorporation of marketing for properties into JOCO First materials, and project representation at all levels of government.

JOCO First is your development partner. As your project develops, JOCO First is committed to the success of your project. Your project’s success means success for Buffalo and Johnson County. Bottom line, we are here to meet your needs and exceed your expectations!