STREET ART + FOOD: Lawtown Edition
by Beyazmin Jimenez, The Fuschia Files
2018, and Lawrence remains a place of community for new immigrants. However, plagued by high unemployment, rising housing costs, and the threat of violence that impact its economic growth- the city is often at a crossroads. Luckily, Lawrence has a young population of individuals + leaders ready to take up arms for their city through the arts and community building.
Efforts like the Lawrence Partnership are helping Lawrence small businesses and entrepreneurs to grow by providing access to both financing and technical expertise on all aspects of starting and running a business. Through their model, The Lawrence Partnership has catalyzed economic development in Lawrence, as well as created opportunities for innovative projects to thrive in the city of Lawrence.