Douglas County

Douglas County is the fifth most populated county in Nevada with approximately 48,000 residents and seasonal populations that can exceed 65,000 due to its proximity to Reno, Carson City (state capital) and northern California. Douglas County is governed by a five-member elected Board of Commissioners. The County is comprised of ten functional areas – General Government, Judicial, Public Safety, Public Works, Sanitation, Health, Welfare, Cultural and Recreation, Community Support, and Utilities. Major Douglas County employers are leaders in the fields of technology, advanced manufacturing, and research. Several dozen technology entrepreneurs and advanced manufacturers are located in the Carson Valley including Baker Hughes, a GE company, North Sails (makers of the America's Cup sails) and Starbucks Roasting Plant and Distribution Center. With the proximity to Lake Tahoe, tourism plays a major role in employment. Thirty percent of the workforce is employed in the tourism and leisure industry. Larger resorts at Stateline include Harrah's and Harvey's Casinos, Edgewood, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Bally’s and Heavenly Mountain Resort.