LAWRENCE — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran and other leaders will join the University of Kansas on Aug. 17 to celebrate KU’s economic development efforts.
A ribbon-cutting event for the KU Innovation Park Phase III Expansion Facility will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the new building at 2029 Becker Drive in the university’s West District. This is near the intersection of 19th and Iowa streets.
While the event is not open to the public, members of the media are invited to attend. No parking permits are required for KU Innovation Park lots.
At the event, Kelly and Moran are scheduled to make presentations, as are Chancellor Douglas A. Girod, representatives from partner organizations and LaVerne Epp, the KU Innovation Park executive chair.
The KU Innovation Park is an economic development organization and business incubator that provides lab, office and coworking facilities to support innovation-driven and technology-focused companies and entrepreneurs.
The Phase III building encompasses 66,000 square feet of lab and office space adjacent to the main facility. Its opening kicks off a 15-year plan for the development of a major research and business park in KU’s West District.