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EDC using new ways to connect with site selectors

The EDC of Lawrence and Douglas County is utilizing new ways to connect with site selectors from across the country to tout Lawrence as the place to be. Previous efforts of the EDC included time and money spent going to out-of-market conferences that consist of very brief face-to-face meetings with consultants. However, in an effort… Read more

Forbes names Lawrence as a 2015 Best Small Place for Business and Careers

Forbes has named Lawrence to its 2015 Best Small Places for Business and Careers. Lawrence came in at No. 5. You can see the entire list here. The other cities included in the top five are The Villages, Fla., Lafayette, Ind., Sioux Falls, S.D., and Bend, Ore. The article says, “Lawrence, home to the University of Kansas,… Read more

National Call Center Expands to Lawrence, Creating 300+ Jobs

USA800, a multi-channel support call center BPO headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, announced today that after a site search across the Midwest, it is opening a new 20,000-sq.-ft. facility in Lawrence, Kansas. The company will create 333 new jobs and invest more than $3.5 million. “As a result of existing customer growth and several large… Read more

International Shipping Seminar Coming to Lawrence

Chamber staff visit KU School of Pharmacy, Office of Research

Last week, some members of The Chamber staff took a trip to KU’s West Campus to get a tour of just a few of the highlights within the University’s School of Pharmacy and the Office of Research. The trip just so happened to be on the same day that KU announced it had been named to… Read more

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