Lawrence =Diversity

Facts & Figures

The Lawrence region offers companies a competitive cost of doing business and the advantage of being located in a state with a well-deserved reputation for being business friendly.

The region’s Midwest location is a plus, contributing to its affordability and ability to reach every corner of the country quickly.  Consider Lawrence’s highly educated, quality workforce and you have the perfect formula for business success.


Douglas County is home to more than 114,000 people and growing. From 2010 – 2013, the area’s population grew 3.6%. That's compared to the state's overall growth rate of just 1.5% during the same time period.

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The Lawrence area workforce is one of the most highly educated talent pools in the country and we’re ready to go to work for you. Ninety-five percent of Lawrence residents are high school graduates.

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The Lawrence & Douglas County region is home to three universities -- University of Kansas, Baker University, and Haskell Indian Nations University -- and 32,000 students in higher education.

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Located just 30 minutes from Kansas City, one of the most central major market in the nation, means that businesses in Lawrence have easy access to a robust multimodal transportation and distribution network.

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