Press Release: Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) reports significant progress on potential economic development project.
February 23, 2023
Date: February 23, 2023
Contact: Brad Cooksey
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) reports significant progress on potential economic development project.
Lawton, Oklahoma – Westwin Elements, Inc. has confirmed selection and plan to move forward with locating their company to Lawton, Oklahoma. The Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) began working this project in the Summer of 2022. LEDC continued to facilitate the process and move the project forward by conducting meetings and hosting site visits with the company and key stake holders including the City of Lawton, Lawton Economic Development Authority (LEDA), Comanche County Industrial Development Authority (CCIDA), and our local utility partners.
“We are taking a giant step forward and working diligently to get this across the finish line. There is still work to be done,” said Lawton Mayor Stan Booker. “We made an offer in the Fall. Project Blue Braveheart accepted the offer. Negotiations have been ongoing. We are finalizing the redevelopment agreement.”
The Comanche County Industrial Development Authority (CCIDA), the Lawton Economic Development Authority (LEDA), and the City of Lawton will meet today to discuss and possibly approve the redevelopment agreement and move forward with supporting the location of this project in Lawton, Oklahoma. No incentives, cash or land, from the City or County will be released until designated benchmarks, to include securing the project funding are met.
“As with all economic development projects, Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation wants to ensure we are supporting companies and industries that positively impact our community,” said Brad Cooksey, President of the Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation. “Project Blue Braveheart has the potential to significantly impact not only Lawton-Fort Sill and the state of Oklahoma, but the entire United States as well.”
About the Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation promotes the Lawton-Fort Sill community, businesses, workforce training, academic and lifestyle strengths worldwide to attract the world’s finest companies, entrepreneurs, and professional talent. Ultimately, the Corporation’s goal is to strengthen regional employment, build a base of high-value industries, and significantly improve the economic future for all who live and work in the region. www.lawtonedc.com