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May
11

Council members to discuss hotel-motel tax with chamber, LEDC

Members of a City Council study committee will meet with the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce and the Lawton Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) to weigh funding requests against available revenues from the hotel-motel tax. The work is part of the preliminary budget process under way as council members listen to discussion about what Fiscal Year
May
10

Revenue shortfalls impact the City of Lawton budget

Revenue is the driving factor in crafting the City of Lawton budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Revenues meaning the loss of the money that funds city operations. And, revenues meaning city administrators don’t know yet exactly what they are facing, but they’re pretty certain it’s going to be bad. City Manager Michael
May
06

Local economy continues to be impacted amid the pandemic

Local economy continues to be impacted amid the pandemic LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - Local merchants are feeling the pinch as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Dr. Sylvia Burgess with the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce said the local economy has taken a hit and there's a level of uncertainty about what's to come. "At this point what's going to happen
Apr
16

Financial advisor discusses stimulus checks, boosts local economy

Financial advisor discusses stimulus checks, boosts local economy LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) -If you checked your bank account recently, you might've seen some money from the government. It's from a $2 trillion stimulus package that President Trump signed to help Americans get through the current pandemic. Ed Petersen is a retired financial advisor and said