It’s a Fact…
Douglas, Wyo. is a great place for you and your business to call home.
When you’re looking to expand or relocate your business, it’s nice to know the facts. Here’s what we can tell you about Douglas, Wyo. and the community’s outstanding amenities.
Business & EconomyKnown for its business-friendly tax climate and abundant growth opportunities, Douglas is poised for growth. The community combines small town living with amenities that surpass those available in other communities this size. From real estate availability to a growing economy, we think you’ll find abundant opportunity in our central Wyoming community.
The Douglas area is rich in natural resources including coal, natural gas, uranium and oil. There’s been a recent uptick in mineral activity, bringing new opportunities to the community and potential new residents.
CANDO took the lead in developing a local business park, an effort to bring new growth and opportunity to the community. Interest has been strong and lots are still available. Click here for more details.
EducationConverse County School District provides quality education from four schools across the community — Douglas Primary, Douglas Intermediate, Douglas Middle School and Douglas High School. From athletics to extracurricular activities like participation on the speech team, Douglas schools provide area students a tremendous level of opportunity and room to grow.
Post secondary education is available in the Douglas community via the local Eastern Wyoming College campus. From workforce development to adult learning, the college is a tremendous resource to Douglas and its residents.
More information on educational opportunities in the Douglas community are available at:
HealthcareState-of-the-art medical facilities exist at Memorial Hospital of Converse County. In addition to the high-quality hospital, Douglas is home to a nice selection of healthcare providers including rehabilitation, eye doctors and sports medicine.
Memorial Hospital of Converse County • 307-358-2122 • www.ConverseHospital.com
Big Country Rehab • 307-358-9464
Thunder Basin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine • 307-358-6200
The Eye Institute of Wyoming • 307-358-2900
With a population just over 5,000, the outstanding facilities at Memorial Hospital of Converse County surpass those available in other communities this size. The National Rural Health Association named the hospital among the “Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in America.” In rural Wyoming, that equals bragging rights! According to the hospital, “Our Family Practice, OB/GYN, and Internal Medicine Physicians ensure Douglas area families receive the best care possible, and our cutting-edge technology, bring outside specialists directly into the Emergency Room, and soon the ICU. Bundled with our state-of-the-art digital surgery suites, general and orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapy, and the Marge Wilson Wellness Center, MHCC has created the perfect environment for patients to get well and stay healthy.”
Welcome HomeRural to urban, historic to modern, Douglas’ numerous neighborhoods offer something for everyone. Several real estate companies serve the community and are available to welcome new residents to town!
American West Realty • www.AmericanWestRealty.HomesandLand.com
Aspen Realty • www.Aspen-Realty.com
Johnston Realty • www.JohnstonRealty.biz
RE/Max Horizon Realty • www.HorizonWy.com
My Realty • www.MyRealty.org
Recreation & LeisureFrom the mountains on the southern skyline to the sprawling Thunder Basin National Grassland to the north, outdoor enthusiasts are sure to love the Douglas area. Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities are easily accessible in the Douglas area. Swing by the local U.S. Forest Service office at 2250 East Richards Street in Douglas for maps on accessing the thousands of acres of public land in this area.
Just a short drive down the interstate, Glendo Reservoir and the associated Glendo State Park, offer abundant fishing, camping and water recreation opportunities. Whether you’re fishing for walleye or roasting marshmallows over the campfire, you’re sure to enjoy Glendo Reservoir!
History enthusiasts and scenery seekers will also enjoy Converse County. We encourage you to visit the Converse County Tourism Promotion Board for additional details on area attractions and events. From the annual Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo to outstanding museums featuring everything from pioneer history to dinosaurs, there’s plenty to see and do in the Douglas area!
Youth ActivitiesArea youth are encouraged to participate in a wealth of activities offered via the Douglas Recreation Center. Located adjacent to the high school on Hamilton Street, the Recreation Center includes two gymnasiums and a swimming pool. In addition to serving as the local venue for many school-sanctioned sporting events, the rec center offers ice-skating lessons, co-ed volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball and more.
During the summer months area youth enjoy the outstanding facilities at the local swimming pool, located within the community’s city park. Two towering slides added a new level of fun and excitement to the pool!
Shopping, Dining & EntertainmentMain Street Douglas, a growing group of local merchants is bringing a growing level of activity to downtown Douglas. The area’s historic buildings are home to restaurants, bookstores, boutiques and flower shops. It’s a great place to spend a free moment or an entire afternoon! From a summertime car show and street dance to a chili cook-off in the fall, several activities take place in the downtown area. A thorough list of area businesses can be found on the Douglas Chamber of Commerce website.