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.

"The civic pride of our community, the commitment to supporting local businesses, and the spirit of resilience embodied in our workforce, makes us a great place for you, your family, and your workforce."

Neeli Bendapudi, Dean
KU Business School
Neeli Bendapudi
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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.



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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.

"With three outstanding universities in our county, education and a vibrant, diverse culture make Lawrence a great place to work and live."

Gene Meyer, President & CEO
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
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