Doing Business in Lawton Fort Sill


Lawton Fort Sill is located at the base of the historic Wichita Mountains in Southwest Oklahoma. Lawton has become the home of world-class manufacturing, and software development companies that serve both domestic and international markets.

Since its days as a frontier Army outpost established in 1869 to guard the western edge of the Great Plains, progress has come quickly to Lawton. From Buffalo Soldiers to the world's largest tire plant; from Indian Chief Geronimo to cutting edge, software development, Lawton Fort Sill has become the economic hub of Southwest Oklahoma and beyond.

A vibrant city of almost 100,000, Lawton offers virtually every business and cultural amenity of a major market without big-city problems. Lawton is Oklahoma's third largest MSA with a workforce of over 110,000 from seven contiguous counties.

Lawton's public education system can take a student form pre-Kindergarten at Lawton Public Schools through postgraduate work at Cameron University. Add to this the Great Plains Technology Center, part of an Oklahoma system that is considered by many educators to be the premier workforce training program in the nation.

Culturally, we are particularly proud.  Our ballet company, theater, museums, fine arts programs galleries, and wildlife refuge have resulted in Lawton becoming the cultural jewel of the plains.  Lawton and Comanche County are home to several significant multi-cultural events each year.

The Wichita Wildlife Refuge, a national wildlife refuge center, is one of the oldest ranges on earth and serves as a reminder of our southwestern past.  Each year millions of visitors enjoy the refuge’s picturesque views and ecosystem, as well as numerous activities such as rock climbing, trail hiking, boating, fishing, camping, and swimming.

Located at the main entry to the refuge is the town Medicine Park.   Medicine Park, a former tourism resort, became a playground for all Oklahomans, rich, famous, and notorious, in the early 20th century.  As Medicine Park heads into the 21st century, it continues to experience an economic growth while retaining its history and charm

Our success has not gone unnoticed. Expansion Management Magazine has named Lawton one of America's "Hottest 50 Cities" for business development and expansion in 2002. This recognition was fueled by the recent private investment of over $600 million dollars in new construction and expansion.
 

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