Lawrence

=OPPORTUNITY

Lawrence

=EDUCATION

Lawrence

=WORKFORCE

Lawrence

=LIFESTYLE

Lawrence

=INNOVATION

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LAWRENCE

= EDUCATION

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.

FAST FACTS

The Bioscience & Technology Business Center system, with its main location on the West Campus of the University of Kansas, is home to 50 companies that provide 289 direct jobs with a $17.4 million direct payroll.

LAWRENCE

= LOCATION

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.

FAST FACTS

The Lawrence Metropolitan E-Community Program has provided $213,000 in gap loan funding to six businesses over the past two years.

LAWRENCE

= CULTURE

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.

FAST FACTS

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.”

Brendon Allen

Director of Software Engineering, Alarm.com

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EDC of Lawrence & Douglas County
718 New Hampshire St. Lawrence, KS 66044