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Economic Development

Economic development programs work to promote a business-friendly environment, resulting in improved potential to attract new businesses, as well as to retain and expand existing businesses. Douglas County provides professional services to companies located in the county and those wanting to learn more about the advantages of conducting business here.


Douglas County is committed to fostering job growth by encouraging new business development, business relocation, and the expansion of existing companies. Douglas County offers incentives on a case-by-case basis and requires approval by the Board of County Commissioners.

Non-profit organizations may have limited opportunities to qualify for incentives. Eligible projects include those with significant community value and economic impact. These types of requests are also considered on a case-by-case basis and require approval by the Board of County Commissioners. For additional information on incentives, please call 303-660-7460.

Other incentives may be available through the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), such as performance-based incentive payments to qualifying companies.  This may include state income tax credits, sales and use tax exemptions, and customized job-training grants.  OEDIT also provides financing tools for businesses.


Douglas County offers the following services: