Lawrence =Prosperity

About Us

Our Vision

Lawrence and Douglas County will have the region’s top performing economy and be recognized as the best place to live, learn, play, work, and do business.

Mission Statement

Provide leadership and advocacy to the community in order to achieve job and wage growth, workforce development, an expanded tax base, and economic prosperity for the citizens of Lawrence and Douglas County.

See the 2017-2018 Community Economic Development Strategic Plan here.

Our Mission

  • Strengthen an economic development partnership to support and assure the participation of all key public and private sector players.

  • Increase living wage jobs created by local businesses and improve levels in assessed values of businesses and property tax collections in Douglas County.

  • Develop programming that supports entrepreneurs and startups.

  • Develop a strategy to support the development of a regional food system infrastructure.

  • Support new and existing business workforce needs by delivering workforce with appropriate and in-demand skill sets.

  • Broaden employment base and promote new business opportunities in Douglas County.

Our Services

  • In-depth analysis of the region’s available workforce
  • Assistance in identifying and accessing available incentives
  • Current demographic information
  • Liaison services with local government agencies
  • Personal tours of the region and available locations
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Locations and Directions


Douglas County is located in Northeastern Kansas. The county’s largest city, Lawrence, is just 30 minutes southwest of Kansas City.

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