We are focused on a new era of community development activism to jumpstart the local economy. Our collaborative work with the Economic Development Corporation of Lawrence and Douglas County (EDC), the City of Lawrence, Douglas County, the Bioscience and Technology Business Center (BTBC), USD 497 and the KU Small Business Development Center, and other key community organizations, is centrally focused on maintaining and growing our business base in Lawrence and Douglas county by providing the tools, resources and access to our existing business community to spark economic growth.
“The Chamber has been an integral partner in identifying, connecting and recruiting entrepreneurs and start-ups to the Bioscience and Technology Business Center (BTBC).” – LaVerne Epp, Executive Chairman, BTBC
Regional Economic Growth
The Chamber will focus on on regional economic growth and creation through business recruitment, retention and expansion efforts, and encouraging the retention and attraction of local spend.
Chamber Committees to Support Regional Economic Growth Objectives