Douglas County has 842 square miles of striking natural beauty, including mountains, foothills, and plains. The County is strategically located on the south I-25 corridor between Colorado’s two largest metro areas, Denver and Colorado Springs.
Five Fortune 500 Companies are headquartered in Douglas County: CH2M, DISH Network, Liberty Global, Liberty Media, and Western Union. The County is home to premier business parks and LEED-certified buildings, and it actively plans for and pursues well-managed, quality commercial development. Key industries include aerospace, communications/telecom, financial services and insurance, healthcare/bioscience, and professional services.
Douglas County continues to make major improvements in transportation projects to serve its businesses and residents. The SE corridor light rail provides access to major employment centers and links the County to downtown Denver. E-470 toll road provides easy access to Denver International Airport and is referred to as a health corridor with access to Parker Adventist Hospital, Rocky Vista University, Sky Ridge Medical Center, and several medical device and research companies. Centennial Airport, the nation’s third-busiest general aviation airport, is in close proximity to the office parks in Douglas County.
Douglas County is known for its award-winning schools, libraries, parks, and open space. There are numerous master-planned communities and mixed-use developments offering a wide range of housing options. The County’s strength as the centerpiece of the Denver/Colorado Springs development corridor comes from a blend of lifestyle and business environment.
Economic Development Resources
Vice President of Economic Development
Denver South Economic Development Partnership