Report cites need for economic diversity in Lawrence

November 24, 2020 - 2:45 pm

A new report commissioned by the city of Lawrence cites a need for the community to diversify its economy or risk becoming too expensive for many people. 

In June. the city hired Ernst & Young to create an economic development strategic plan. The first phase of the process included a report with a community survey.

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The executive summary of the report says Lawrence’s economy is not working for everyone and that there are reasons to be concerned about the city’s economic sustainability. 

Despite the growing population, the report says Lawrence is becoming more expensive, leaving many residents behind.

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