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Lawrence is located between Kansas City and Topeka, the capital of Kansas, accessible by four highways, and is 35 minutes from Logistics Park Kansas City, the BNSF Railroad’s only full-service logistics park in the United States.


Located just 30 minutes from Kansas City, one of the most centrally located major market in the nation, businesses in Lawrence have easy access to a robust multimodal transportation and distribution network including Kansas City International Airport, four Interstates (I-35, I-70, I-29, I-49), the largest rail center in the United States and the third largest trucking center in the country.

Lawrence’s regional airport averages more than 100 daily flight operations of single engine, twin engine and business jets.

Area businesses can count on reliable utility services provided by:


Technology Assets

  • Lawrence is directly connected to major internet hubs in Kansas City, Omaha, Chicago, and more.
  • Lawrence has an extensive fiber network with gigabit internet service capabilities available to each business park and neighborhood in the community.
  • Recent infrastructure improvements by area service providers have tripled the city’s connections to the internet, increased capacity ten-fold and boosted redundancy and reliability.
  • Midco, a local service provider, has committed to network enhancements to achieve speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second within the next 10 years.
  • Another provider, AT&T, has committed to being the first to bring 5G technology to the world.

Local Providers:


Lawrence Regional Airport

City-owned and operated and averages more than 100 daily flight operations of single-engine, twin-engine and business jets.  The combination of 5,700 feet of runway and has an ILS (Instrument Landing System), making it an outstanding all-weather airport for business or pleasure.  Lawrence Regional was recently remodeled in 2023. 

Kansas City International Airport (45 minutes)

KCI offers nonstop flights to over 55 cities in the United States.

Airline Connections Flights Daily
Delta Atlanta 7
Delta Boston 2
Delta Detroit 4
Southwest Chicago-Midway 10
United Chicago-O’Hare 8
American Dallas/Ft. Worth 8
Frontier Denver 5
Southwest Las Vegas 4
Southwest Los Angeles 2
Delta New York-LaGuardia 4
US Airways Pheonix 3
Air Canada Toronto 1
US Airways Washington-Reagan 2

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Distances to Lawrence

City Miles
Kansas City 40
Des Moines 232
St. Louis 286
Oklahoma City 316
Chicago 548
Denver 567


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