Economic Development / Vitality

Role of the Economic Development & Vitality Department


The Economic Vitality Division is responsible for coordinating implementation of the Economic Vitality Strategy and Action Plan and working with new and existing businesses to connect them to needed economic development services and resources.

Progress Video 

Success sign

Tremendous Private/Public/Non-profit partnerships at the core of the Economic Vitality Program. To watch the video click here.

Business Survey

For the second year in a row businesses surveyed at the Critical Issues Conference in September 2017 indicated plans to add new positions and invest in capital or equipment. Access the survey here.  

Business Spotlight Awards

Each year Douglas County presents Spotlight Awards to businesses in seven categories that reflect some or many of the principles that guide the Economic Vitality Program.  Read about the businesses honored.



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