Publications and Links 


Below are publications in Microsoft Excel (.xls), Microsoft Word (.doc), and/or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.  If you do not have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat, you can download the latest version here.

City of Lawton Traffic Counts     Excel
City of Lawton 2004 Water Quality Report PDF Word  
Economic Development Strategy for Lawton, OK PDF    
Fort Sill Housing Needs   Word  
Lawton Fort Sill Business/Community Statistics & Facts PDF Word Excel
Lawton Fort Sill Education Statistics PDF   Excel
Lawton Fort Sill Major Area Employers PDF Word Excel
Lawton Fort Sill Quality of Life Overview PDF Word  
Lawton Fort Sill Tax Structure PDF Word Excel
Lawton Fort Sill Workforce Summary PDF Word  
Oklahoma Incubator Directory   Word  


Business Assistance and Information | Community Information

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our site.  Here are some links that we recommend you visit.

Business Assistance and Information 

Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, state and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.
Center for Economic and Management Research
The Center for Economic and Management Research provides economic analysis, research, and forecasting services to clients in government, business, and economic development organizations.
Department of Labor
The Department of Labor protects the wellbeing of job applicants, wage earners, and retirees of the United States. The Department also administers an assortment of Federal labor laws that ensure workers have safe and healthy working conditions; standards for a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; an environment free from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support.  Compliance assistance for small businesses can also be found at
Economic Development Center News
The Economic Development Center, division of the Great Plains Technology Center, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the economic development of southwest Oklahoma by providing a broad array of pragmatic, on-target, customer-oriented business, industrial, and safety programs and services to individuals, business, and organizations. The PowerSource is the EDC's monthly newsletter for EDC members.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission helps businesses and companies avoid and understand discrimination by providing training and assistance to employers, employees, and stakeholder groups. provides a single, unified, standardized source for finding and applying for grant opportunities.
Internal Revenue Service Tax Information for Businesses
The Internal Revenue Service offers a variety of information, topics, and resources to help small businesses succeed.
Made In Oklahoma
Made in Oklahoma strives to help food producers, processors, and manufacturers who make, process, or distribute their product in Oklahoma increase sales of their product.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration promotes and encourages the safety and health of America's workers by establishing and enforcing standards. OSHA also provides training, outreach, education, and compliance assistance services and programs to businesses and organizations to help encourage progress in workplace safety and health.
Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology
The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology's Small Business Research Assistance (SBRA) programs help qualifying Oklahoma firms compete for research funding under the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.
Oklahoma Department of Commerce
The Oklahoma Department of Commerce recruits new businesses to the state, develops economic incentives, assists existing business with growth, facilitates international trade and export assistance, and provides funding to Oklahoma rural communities for programs and activities aimed at sustainability and economic growth.  THE ODOC has a Business Start-Up Frequently Asked Questions section that can answer many of the questions a new or current business might have.
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, enhances Oklahoma's economy by: providing unemployment compensation to support unemployed workers and their communities, matching jobs and workers to increase the efficiency of local labor markets, referring workers to training opportunities to enhance and align their skills to meet local labor market needs, and gathering, analyzing and disseminating information about the labor force to improve local economic decisions.
Oklahoma Resources Integration General Information Network System
The Oklahoma Resources Integration General Information Network System is an electronic database which contains economic, social, and demographic data designed for use by community leaders, educators, businesses, government agencies, and decision makers.
Oklahoma Secretary of State
The Oklahoma Secretary of State Business Filing Department processes corporation, limited partnership, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, certificate of partnership fictitious name for general partnership, trade name, and trademark registration filings. Such filings include new registrations, amendments, mergers, dissolutions and withdrawals for both domestic and foreign entities. Business name availability and trademarks can also be researched online or by calling (405) 521-3912.
Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants
The Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accounts is a statewide professional organization for Oklahoma CPAs.  Local CPAs can be located by using the OSCPA referral service.
Oklahoma State University Patent and Trademark Library
The OSU Patent and Trademark Library offers assistance with preliminary patent searches (U.S.) and trademark searches (federal).
Oklahoma Tax Commission
The Oklahoma Tax Commission provides state income and business tax forms and information. Downloadable forms such as: sales tax permits, reseller permits, income tax forms, as well as information on business taxes and registration are available at this site.
Self Employment and Entrepreneurial Development
SEEDs offers a training program for low-income individuals who want to start a business. They also provide technical assistance for one year and a revolving loan program for successful participants ranging from $500 to $5,000.  More information can be obtained by contacting the Great Plains Improvement Foundation at 2 Southeast Lee Boulevard, Lawton, OK 73501 or by calling (580) 353-2364. 
Shop Oklahoma
Shop Oklahoma advertises, promotes and sells products hand crafted, manufactured or processed in the State of Oklahoma.
Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management promotes the human resource profession and the advancement of the human resource professional by providing resources such as: case studies, educational products and activities, online chats and webcasts.

The website for the local SHRM chapter is Contact Pat Beck, Senior Professional of Human Resources at (580) 250-5553 or Charles Middleton, Professional of Human Resources at (580) 250-5556 for more information.
U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau, a member of the United States Department of Commerce, collects information about the nation's people and economy.
United States Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration's mission is to maintain and strengthen the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters. The district SBA office can be contacted at (405) 609-8000. 

Assistance with business loan packages is available at many local banks in the area and also from the Northside Chamber of Commerce at (580) 355-9547, the Service Corp of Retired Executives at (580) 353-8727, John Veal at the Center for Economic and Business Development at (580) 248-4946, and Pat Beck at (580) 250-5553 or Charles Middleton at (580) 250-5556 at the Economic Development Center, a division of the Great Plains Technology Center.

Community Information 

City of Lawton
The official city government site for Lawton, Oklahoma that provides community information and lists city departments, officials, contact information, and a list of businesses and events that require licenses and permits
Comanche County Health Department
The Comanche County Health Department works with federal, state and local agencies to help keep Oklahomans healthy and safe at work, school, and at home. The CCHD provides an array of services that help prevent illness and injury, offers education to help people make good health decisions, and ensures our state is prepared for emergencies.

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