FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

United States Department of Commerce – www.okcommerce.gov
The Commerce Department’s mission is to help make American businesses more innovative at home and more competitive abroad. Comprised of 12 different agencies responsible for everything from weather forecasts to patent protection, the Commerce Department touches the lives of Americans every day.

United States Department of Agriculture – www.usda.gov
The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology – www.ok.gov/ocast/
The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology provides research and development funding and services for entrepreneurs, inventors, and researchers. It also publishes information about research grants for both universities and private businesses at www.ok.gov/ocast/.

Oklahoma Technology Commercialization Center – www.ie2.org/
The Oklahoma Technology Commercialization Center works with researchers, inventors, and entrepreneurs to create business opportunities out of technological innovation.

Oklahoma Economic Development Council – www.oedc.net
The Oklahoma Economic Development Council site contains legislative information of interest to business people.

Innovation To Enterprise, Inc – www.i2e.org
Innovation To Enterprise, Inc. is a private not-for-profit Oklahoma corporation focused on wealth creation in Oklahoma by growing the technology-based entrepreneurial economy in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Department of Commerce – www.okstatechamber.com
The Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce is the state association of business and industry.

Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce and Industry – lawtonfortsillchamber.com
The Chamber is incorporated and organized to promote and advance the commercial, industrial, recreational, agricultural, health, educational, social and professional activities of the people of the Lawton Fort Sill community.

U.S. Small Business Administration – www.sba.gov
The U.S. Small Business Administration site contains information of interest to entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Small Business Administration’s Office of Technology – www.sba.gov/sbir
The Small Business Administration’s Office of Technology manages the Small Business Innovation Research Program offering research grants to small companies.

Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency – www.darpa.mil
The Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense. It manages and directs selected basic and applied research and development projects for the Department of Defense.