News and Upcoming Events

Post-election, Colorado business confidence for 2017 rallies, finds CU Boulder index

The optimism of Colorado business leaders has sharply rebounded ahead of the first quarter of 2017, according to a University of Colorado Boulder report by the Leeds School of Business.Released today, the Leeds Business Confidence Index is at 60.3 po... Learn more

SparkDC! Program Launches

They say it can cost as much as 10 times more to land a new customer than it does to keep an existing one. That’s why you want to pay very close attention to the ones you already have.The same can be said about economic development and the business... Learn more

Local Leaders meet with National Experts to Discuss Innovation and Opportunity

Colorado Succeeds led a delegation of twenty-five chamber and industry association leaders – representing every county of Colorado – to Washington D.C., in late September to meet with elected officials, diplomats, and national experts on key edu... Learn more

DCBA Legislative Session Kick-Off

Join the Douglas County business community at our annual Douglas County Business Alliance Legislative Kick-Off event on Monday, January 9th.  The event will be held at Sky Ridge Medical Center from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.  A continental breakfast will be served.  All members of the Douglas County delegation will attend and give an overview of what we might see during the 2017 General Session. 

More information on the Douglas County Business Alliance can be found at


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Open Data Initiative Luncheon

Douglas County has launched the first phase of its Open Data Initiative featuring mobile accessible tools.  Some of these features include new ‘cone zone’ notification tool, community resources, County budget details, real estate trends, Douglas County Outdoors, and more. 

Acknowledging that Open Data increases transparency, encourages civic engagement, informs public safety, and generates economic value that fuels private sector activity, the Board of Douglas County Commissioners recognized the launch of the County’s Open Data portal and simultaneously celebrated the County’s ranking as a top Digital County in the U.S.

Please join us on Tuesday, November 15th from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. for a presentation on the Open Data Initiative by Douglas County Assessor Lisa Frizell, and Douglas County Treasurer Diane Holbert.  Meet your local elected officials, network with local business owners, and enjoy lunch during the presentation.

When: November 15th

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Highlands Ranch, 1050 Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch

Lunch will be provided and is sponsored by Northwest Douglas County EDC.  Kindly RSVP to Amy Sherman at

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Investor Spotlight

Martin Martin Consulting Engineers

Martin/Martin, Inc. is a full service civil and structural consulting engineering firm that has been a leader in the Rocky Mountain region since the 1940s. We provide consulting engineering services to a broad range of clients including architects, building/property owners, contractors, developers, government sector clients, and manufacturing companies. Although focused on projects in our region, Martin/Martin has completed projects in 48 states, Canada, Mexico and overseas.

Martin/Martin’s professional credentials are extensive. Our civil engineering expertise focuses on all aspects of civil site/infrastructure design including: traffic/transportation, utilities (water/wastewater), parking, street layout/lighting, stormwater drainage, circulation, surveying, paving, security issues, and other site considerations for projects ranging in size from less than one acre to several thousand acre developments.