Downtown Lawrence, KS

#23. Lawrence

Lawrence is a combination of all things right for entrepreneurs: It’s a centrally-located smaller city, just 30 minutes away from a big metro (Kansas City); it has easy access to major highways, airports and railways; and it’s home to a major research university (the University of Kansas), providing the area with a highly-educated workforce.

Business Growth (2011-2015): 27%

Employment Growth (2011-2015): 16%

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