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“Economic prosperity through leadership, advocacy and investment in Douglas County.”
In Lawrence and Douglas County, we value education and the road to learning is well traveled here. From Pre-K to post-graduate studies, students benefit from the area’s well-deserved reputation for excellence in education. The University of Kansas is an anchor in the region, known for its quality academics and renowned research programs.
KU Innovation Park’s resident and graduate companies surpassed the milestone of 500 jobs system-wide. Phase III opened in Summer 2022, on the West Campus of the University of Kansas.
Centrally located and perfectly placed, the Lawrence area benefits from easy access to major highways, railways, and airports. Just 30 minutes from Kansas City, it’s easy for businesses and residents to connect with the resources and opportunities of a larger metro area, but still enjoy the advantages of living and working in a smaller community.
The Lawrence Metropolitan E-Community Program has provided $213,000 in gap loan funding to six businesses over the past two years.
Maybe it’s our proximity to Kansas City, or perhaps it’s the youthful energy generated by a university population of more than 30,000, but culturally, Lawrence is truly unique. It’s an area surprisingly rich in diversity of thought, opinion, and artistic inspiration. Galleries, locally owned shops, fine dining, and one-of-a kind venues, both historic and new, contribute to the area’s rich culture.
Peaslee Tech provides technical training for 1,000 enrolled students in Lawrence. Peaslee Tech also has the ability to do customized courses for industrial partners!
“I ended up here for a reason, just to be able to grow the economy here and giving people options to stay in Lawrence is a big driver for me.”
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