Baldwin City is a growing bedroom community located in southern Douglas County. Baldwin City’s prime location, 15 miles from Lawrence, Kansas, home to the University of Kansas and access points to Interstate 70, 15 miles from the City of Ottawa, Kansas, located along Interstate 35, and 15 miles to the BNSF Intermodal and Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Baldwin City is a perfect place to start, grow, and foster your business.


Over the last 15 years, Baldwin City’s population has grown by 30%. Baldwin City’s small town charm, highest ranking school district in Douglas County, and one of the 30 safest cities in Kansas are all reasons why Baldwin City has a strong business community.


Whether it’s providing gap financing, implementing Tax Increment Financing, or issuing Industrial Revenue Bonds, Baldwin City will extend our welcoming hand. From emerging entrepreneurs and their start-up companies to established businesses, the City of Baldwin City and its local partners are ready to assist you and your needs.

We also encourage you to visit the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce.