About Lawrence, Kansas Bond Investors
Lawrence is the sixth largest city in the state of Kansas and the county seat of Douglas County, Kansas. It is located in northeastern Kansas next to Interstate 70, along the banks of the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 87,643. Lawrence is a college town and is the home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University.
Lawrence was founded by the New England Emigrant Aid Company and was named for Amos Adams Lawrence who offered financial aid and support for the settlement. Lawrence was central to the Bleeding Kansas era and was the site of the Wakarusa War, the sacking of Lawrence, and the Lawrence Massacre.
Lawrence had its beginnings as a center of Kansas politics. However, its economy soon diversified into many industries including agriculture, manufacturing, and ultimately education, beginning with the founding of the University of Kansas in 1866, and later Haskell Indian Nations University in 1884.
On behalf of the City and its residents, I want to thank you for your interest in Lawrence and its bond program. The capital program is critical to enhancing the economic development and quality of life in Lawrence. Bonds are used to rebuild roads, bridges, libraries, recreation facilities and more.
We are very proud of our current bond ratings and are committed to doing anything we can to maintain their current levels. We are also committed to being a disclosure leader in the municipal bond market, and this dedicated investor website speaks to our level of commitment to investor transparency. We hope you find this website as a helpful tool to you as you seek to better understand the City's credit fundamentals. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly with suggestions for how we can do things better.
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