Economic development

City gateway taking shape
Plan calls for one big, several smaller shops
August 19, 2006
The new commercial area expected to be Lawrence’s western gateway for years to come is beginning to take shape.
Development by design
City seeks cohesive look for new retail developments
July 25, 2006
Call it the Lawrence look. For many people, that means a wide Massachusetts Street sidewalk, built for strolling past substantial brick or stone buildings replete with wrought iron fences and colorful, interesting landscapes.
KU supports K-State move into Olathe
Plan for campus not a competitive situation, Hemenway says
July 23, 2006
Kansas State University’s planned move into Johnson County is a win-win venture for the state, not an encroachment on Kansas University’s turf, the heads of both schools say.
Shawnee seeks district devoted to bioscience
July 19, 2006
This Kansas City suburb is seeking to create a bioscience district that would help scientists make marketable commercial products or medical treatments out of research innovations.
Neighbors ready to fight East Lawrence project
July 14, 2006
Members of the East Lawrence Neighborhood Assn. are promising to do their best to torpedo a proposed large development in the 800 block of Pennsylvania Street if city commissioners don’t bow to their demands that it be scaled back.
K-State, bioscience authority coming to Olathe
July 13, 2006
A satellite campus for Kansas State University, new lab space for bioscience startups and office and technical space in a research park-type environment are in the works for Olathe.
Increased funds sought for city marketing plan
Chamber of Commerce wants $145,000 in effort to keep Lawrence from becoming a bedroom community
July 7, 2006
Lawrence needs more ammunition if it hopes to defend itself from becoming a bedroom community where thousands of residents leave town every day to go to work.
Bioscience initiative still moving ahead
July 7, 2006
Economic development leaders are asking for significant increases in public funding despite not yet having spent $400,000 that they received during the last budget process.
Advocates see area as health care destination
Kansas, Missouri officials consider joining efforts
July 2, 2006
Officials in Kansas and Missouri are calling for an end to the Border War - at least when it comes to health care.
Committee to study K.C. life science effort
June 18, 2006
Leaders of several Kansas City-area hospitals and schools have formed a steering committee designed to help the area become a leader in life sciences.
Umbilical cord research receives last-minute funding
May 22, 2006
Tucked into the final state appropriations bill approved earlier this month by the Legislature was $150,000 for umbilical cord research at Kansas University.
Manhattan project gets $1 million grant
Partnership is first in state to tap into incubator aid
May 15, 2006
A Manhattan project designed to accommodate promising biotechnology ventures will be getting a $1 million injection from the Kansas Bioscience Authority.
Kansas Bioscience Authority studying success stories elsewhere in the nation
April 22, 2006
Northeast Ohio’s bioscience development organization, BioEnterprise, helped attract $171 million in venture capital to the region’s health care companies last year. Kansas wants to follow their lead.
Biodefense site could bring money, jobs
Leavenworth County nominated as host for national facility
April 21, 2006
Leavenworth County is being touted as a potential site for a National Bio-Defense Facility, which economic development experts say would attract millions of dollars in investment and a staff of about 400 scientists.
Kansans put on a show at BIO 2006 expo
April 12, 2006
Kansas politicians, businessmen and scientists have turned out in force at a massive international conference for the biotech industry, showcasing economic incentives they hope will lure jobs and capital to the state - and to Lawrence.