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dc.contributor.authorMiddleton, Luke
dc.identifier.citationLuke Middleton. Economic Trends Update: Douglas County. Kansas Center for Community Economic Development, Policy Research Institute, University of Kansas. Technical Report Series: 64 (January 2003).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe following report is an annual update of the 1992 review of economic and demographic trends for Douglas County and the City of Lawrence, conducted by the Policy Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Kansas. This review was part of the strategic planning process for the county called Horizon 2020. The original 181-page report contained data on: global, regional and national trends, population, housing, education, employment, earnings and income, geographic location and infrastructure, business environment, financial capital, innovation and technology, and quality of life.

The Lawrence-Douglas County area is a community with a growing population, high quality work force, and modern economic base enhanced by the presence of three universities. Its development in recent years has been shaped by two significant forces. First, with three universities, it is a major center for higher education: much of its development has been influenced by its large student population. Second, Douglas County is located between two metropolitan areas and has captured some of the spill-over benefits from this location.

This year’s report includes an update of selected variables from the 1992 study. This report looks at variables categorized under the following areas: population, employment, earnings and income, retail trade, and education.

Throughout the report, Douglas County’s performance is compared with the performance of the State of Kansas, Comparative Counties and Surrounding Counties. It is by no means a comprehensive analysis of economic trends facing Douglas County but rather an overview of some key economic and demographic variables.
dc.publisherPolicy Research Institute, University of Kansasen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Report;64
dc.rightsCopyright 2003, Policy Research Institute, University of Kansasen_US
dc.titleEconomic Trends Update: Douglas Countyen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US

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