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Port of Muskogee

216 West Okmulgee
Muskogee, OK 74401
P: +1 918-682-7887

Mission Statement

Through its Industrial Development Office, the Muskogee City-County Port Authority creates an environment for economic growth through advocating for pro-business public policies and delivering innovative programs and services to increase business investment and job opportunities in the Muskogee area.

Services and Programs

To fulfill our mission of partnering with and advocating for local and potential manufacturers, the Muskogee City-County Port Authority's Industrial Development Office offers a multitude of services:

Location / Expansion Assistance
Assess project requirements
Locate suitable buildings or sites
Coordinate site tours with building owners and/or realtors
Expedited permitting and zoning assistance
Take control of property (through options)
Provide introductions to financial sources
Propose financing alternatives
Assist with financing package
List applicable taxes
Detail tax exemptions that apply
Estimate tax liability
Outline available incentives

Business Assistance 
Facilitate B2B introductions
Support networking and information sharing through through the Greater Muskogee Manufacturers Alliance (GMMA)
Provide workforce and training assistance
Communicate local training and workforce development opportunities
Assist with redesign of facility layouts
Identify opportunities for energy efficiency and savings
Implement lean manufacturing concepts
Arrange for R&D support
Deliver export and trade assistance
Promote products and services at national and international trade shows
Conduct goodwill visits to corporate headquarters

Liaison Assistance 
Introduce businesses to Muskogee and its leaders
Represent prospective companies before public bodies
Meet with local, state, and federal officials to discuss regulations that impact business
Arrange special events and media coverage

Community Data & Market Research 
Quantify demographics
List economic indicators
Identify support services
Provide list of existing industries
Organize labor surveys
Conduct wage and salary surveys
Deliver supply chain and market research
Prepare transportation profile
Obtain freight rate structure
Prepare comparative costs of trucking, rail and barge
Provide cost of living information
List recreational and cultural assets
Describe opportunities available in our educational systems from primary to post-secondary levels

Special Events 
Host ground breaking ceremonies for companies
Conduct industry recognition events

EDO Leadership

Industrial Development Development Office

Marie Synar
Director, Industrial Development Office 
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Kerry Keane
Marketing and Research Manager, Industrial Development Office

EDO Partners

Greater Muskogee Manufacturers Alliance (GMMA)

The Greater Muskogee Manufacturers Alliance (GMMA) was created in July 2008, by Muskogee Development’s Established Industries Committee per requests by manufacturers to have a forum specific to their industry. GMMA provides an opportunity for area manufacturers to build their networks, learn from each other’s experiences, hear from subject matter experts, and deliver a unified voice for the local manufacturing community.

100% manufacturer driven, GMMA holds bi-monthly meetings with topics chosen by a consensus of the membership.

Most meetings are held at member facilities and are followed by plant tours, allowing members to benchmark themselves and learn best practices. Members have shared cost saving opportunities such as adopting energy efficient lighting and lean manufacturing, heard from experts on healthcare reform and safety in the workplace, and have initiated dialogue with area legislators and government leaders on issues impacting their businesses. The Port of Muskogee Industrial Development Office staff continues to support GMMA by coordinating meetings, identifying speakers, and facilitating communication for the group.

Click Here to learn more about GMMA
Click Here to view past GMMA meetings on our YouTube Channel.

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 69,471  
Median Age 37.7  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 8,702 18.87%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 39,264 85.16%
Civilian Labor Force 28,840 53.23%
Median Household Income $41,329  
Major airports within area + 100 mile radius
Airport Name
Fort Smith Rgnl
Northwest Arkansas Rgnl
Tulsa Intl
Regional airports within area + 100 mile radius Drake Field
General aviation airports within area + 50 mile radius
Airport Name
Buzzards Roost
Eufaula Muni
Fountainhead Lodge Airpark
Harvey Young
Mid-America Industrial
Muskogee-Davis Rgnl
Okmulgee Rgnl
Sallisaw Muni
Sam Riggs Airpark
Stigler Rgnl
Tahlequah Muni
Tenkiller Lake Airpark