Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted the Lawrence community, highlighting existing systemic inequities and barriers to socioeconomic progress.
Join The Lawrence Partnership at our annual event to celebrate the resilience of our community as expert guest speakers and community stakeholders discuss the challenges and opportunities to build a post-pandemic economic system that focuses on growth, justice, and equity.
David Tibbetts Economic Impact Award
Economic Development is not a singular issue, nor are there simple and straightforward solutions to growing an economy, ensuring its resilience, and making it work for all members of a community. And yet so many other social priorities—health outcomes, quality of life, social equity—hinge on a successful economic development strategy.
In recognition of the vital role that economic development plays in our local, regional, and statewide destinies, the Lawrence Partnership recognizes leaders who have successfully promoted and implemented innovative economic development strategies.
Like those strategies themselves, recognized leaders have:
Persevered over time to fully develop and implement successful strategies
Rallied various constituencies to the cause, including policy makers, business leaders and community advocates
Committed to inclusive economic development strategies that prioritize shared prosperity for all
The 2021 David Tibbetts Economic Impact Award to be announced.