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Menard, Inc. first company to propose new development in Lawrence VenturePark

Midwest Manufacturing, a division of Menard, Inc., is planning on being the first company to locate in Lawrence VenturePark. Menard, Inc. is the third largest home improvement store chain in the United States by sales volume. Midwest Manufacturing operations include truss, concrete block, countertop, steel siding and roofing, and door manufacturing, among others. The proposal… Read more

Art as a Business presented by BizFuel

Join BizFuel & Peaslee Tech for “Tales of a Manufacturer’ on October 23

Lawrence working to secure pilot Metropolitan E-Community

BizFuel, a joint effort with the City of Lawrence, Douglas County, The Chamber, the EDC, the KU Small Business Development Center, and the Lawrence Public Library, is working toward growing small- to medium-sized businesses and building an entrepreneurial ecosystem by working together to have a larger impact. BizFuel partners are now working collectively to secure… Read more

ED staff attends business retention and expansion course

Adam Handshy,¬†Director of Programs & Business Development, recently attended the International Economic Development Council‘s Business Retention & Expansion seminar. The interactive two-day training course explored the core components of a typical BR & E program, plus covered best practices in developing, implementing, and measuring a program. The EDC’s Community Economic Development Strategic Plan includes a… Read more

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