Douglas County

The Metro Denver region has all the things businesses need to flourish, including a young, healthy, highly educated workforce, an affordable cost of doing business, and a multimodal transportation system that will take us years into the future.

Douglas County

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. 

Business Climate

Five Fortune 500 Companies are headquartered in Douglas County: CH2M, DISH Network, Liberty Global, Liberty Media, and Qurate Retail. 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.

Douglas County Statistics

Population 351,528
Median Age 39.3
Households 132,895


Bachelors or Higher 58.1%
HS Diploma or Higher 97.9%


Labor Force 194,649
Employment 183,412
Average Wage $71,919


Square Miles 842



Castle Rock

Castle Pines


Lone Tree


*City located in multiple counties

Economic Development Resources

Terence Quinn
Director, Community Development
Douglas County

Christine Shapard
Vice President of Economic Development
Denver South

Amy Sherman
President & CEO
Northwest Douglas County


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