Cameron Students posing for a picture on Campus

Special Projects

Listed below is a representative sample of projects undertaken by the Bill W. Burgess, Jr. Business Research Center: 


  • Inflation and Monetary Policy in the post-Covid era (Presented on Oklahoma Research Day)
  • The Rise of Cryptocurrency (Presented on Oklahoma Research Day)


  • The Economic Impact of Covid-19 on the City Of Lawton
  • An Economic Profile of the City of Lawton
  • Impact Of City Sales Tax Increase - A Study of Selected Cities In Oklahoma, Texas And Kansas (2003-2017)


  • A Survey of Economic Impact of Covid19 on Local Business - In collaboration with Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce


  • An Economic Profile of the City of Lawton
  • Impact of City Sales Tax Increase: A Study of Selected Cities in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas


  • Occupational Outlook by Educational Attainment – A Study of Comanche County and the   
          Southwest Oklahoma Region
  • US National Budget and Military Spending – presented at ‘American Society of Military Comptrollers’


  • A SWOT Analysis of Fort Sill Military Base


  • Economic Impact of Community Events


  • The Regional Economy of Duncan, Altus, and Elgin
  • Economic Impact of Tourism in Comanche County


  • Economic Impact of Comanche County Fairgrounds


  • Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Solid Waste Management Proposal for the Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of


  • Impact of City Sales Tax Increase: A Study of Selected Cities in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas


  • Cameron University Alumni Association Survey
  • Economic Impact of Cameron University


  • Comanche County Community Needs Assessment Study
  • Fort Sill Military Housing Needs Study (BRAC Project)
  • Cost Benefit Analysis for Different Courses of Action Phase 2 (BRAC Project)


  • The Economic Impact of the Fort Sill Military Base on the Local Economy Phase 1 (BRAC Project)


  • Wind Generator Feasibility Study


  • Lawton Arts & Humanities Council "The Economic Impact of Arts & Cultural Organization on Lawton       
          Metropolitan Area


  • Lawton/Ft. Sill Smart Economy Task Force Studies


  • Oklahoma Conservation Commission: State Wide Opinion Survey on Wetland Conservation


  • Comanche County Community Needs Assessment


  • Oklahoma Mountain Metro Resource Manual


  • Stephens County United Way Needs Assessment


Comanche County & Regional Economic Indicators

This page provides statistics, demographic data, economic information, and links for Comanche County, Oklahoma. The data is collected from various sources such as Oklahoma Department of Commerce, US Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, etc..

Southwest Business & Economics Journal

In April 1992, we introduced the first issue of our new business journal, the Southwest Business & Economics Journal, which was originally named Southwest Oklahoma Economic Review. It is published once a year.
The purpose of the journal is to educate business leaders and provide economic information, ideas, and concepts with applications for professionals and practitioners in business. Priority is given to subjects dealing with new interpretations and solutions to problems in regional economic development.

Cameron Public Forums

Since January 1991 Cameron University, the Department of Business, and the Bill W. Burgess, Jr. Business Research Center have sponsored the Cameron Business Forums. The purpose of these meetings is to communicate locally relevant current business and economic information to the community. The forums are held at Cameron University's CETES Conference Center.

Cost of Living Index

In Collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce Researcher Association (ACCRA), the BBRC collects cost of living data for the Lawton area. This information is used by ACCRA to calculate the cost of living index for Lawton.