Best Places to Live

Lawrence, KS

Population: 97,582
Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau

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%