Economic Development

Helping existing businesses to grow within our local community is a primary objective of economic development efforts. That effort requires advance planning that takes into consideration the lifestyle and needs of the community while sustaining an environment that encourages the business investment that fuels our tax base and funds many of the services citizens now enjoy.

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Incentives, Policies, and Procedures

Overarching Economic Development Policy

The City of Lawrence adopted an overarching economic development policy at its March 24, 2009 City Commission meeting. This policy governs all cashlike incentives, including tax abatements in the City of Lawrence, and supersedes the existing tax abatement ordinance.

Additional Economic Development Policies




Annual Reports: Economic Development Support

Residential Lot Inventory

Wage Floor

Retail Analysis (PDF)

Demographics and Economic Data


Contact Information


For questions regarding City Policy, Procedures, or Incentives, please contact:

Britt Crum-Cano, Economic Development Coordinator or (785)-832-3472

If you are interested in relocating or expanding your business, please contact the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.