March, 02 2021

Stakeholders prepare for MKARNS’ 50th anniversary

Lock & Dam 16 near Webbers Falls is one of five such structures the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates and maintains along the upper reaches of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Preston Chasteen / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Southwestern Division  Having the ability to access seaports around the world by water from inland […]

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January, 14 2021

Our View: Aviation Welcome Here

It’s exciting to think that Muskogee could soon recruit aviation and aerospace companies. The industry is reported to be the state’s second largest, with an economic impact of about $44 billion annually, and Muskogee officials are finding ways to bring some of that money to Muskogee. The Port of Muskogee’s Industrial Development Office has announced plans to […]

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January, 14 2021

Frix Praises Muskogee Workforce Designation

State Rep. Avery Frix, R-Muskogee, commented on the announcement that Muskogee has been designated as one of nine Centers for Workforce Excellence under the Oklahoma Works Together program. The program establishes a local, industry-based workforce model that can be used to help existing businesses find workers and attract new industry to the state. “Muskogee and […]

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January, 14 2021

Port, City Invest in Aerospace Recruitment Efforts

Port of Muskogee’s Industrial Development Office plans to invest in the aviation and aerospace industry. Industrial Development Director Marie Synar said a tax incentive offered by the state generated “an increased number of leads for both the state and Muskogee.” She said Skydweller Aero Inc. identified Muskogee as a “finalist community” before selecting Ardmore as its […]

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December, 07 2020

Refresco Announces Plans for Growth

Refresco US, Inc. has announced plans to add 75 new jobs and invest nearly $12 million at its Fort Gibson operation.   The company says investments in facility and equipment upgrades will increase production capacity, modernize operations and increase efficiency.   “These investments will provide a better working environment for our employees and ensure this […]

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December, 07 2020

GMMA Education Scholarship Deadline Extended

Muskogee, OK- The Greater Muskogee Manufacturing Alliance (GMMA) Education Scholarship deadline has been extended to May 15th. The unprecedented closure of businesses and schools have prompted the extension.   “By extending the deadline, applicants will have additional time to complete and gather the necessary documents,” said Lindsey McCall, workforce development manager for the Port of […]

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December, 07 2020

More Than 75% of Businesses Have Lost Revenues Due to COVID-19

This week, the Muskogee City-County Port Authority and the Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce announced the creation of a new task force intended to address how the community moves from disaster response to economic recovery.   The Muskogee Forward Economic Recovery Task Force is asking local businesses participate in a survey to provide data […]

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December, 07 2020

Port Secures Funds for Rail Project

On Tuesday, the Muskogee City-County Port Authority board of directors authorized the execution of a grant acceptance agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation.  The grant, known as the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant, totaled $5,789,210 and will go toward rail access improvements at the Port of Muskogee.   Projects include track […]

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December, 07 2020

Industry Celebrated This Week

In recognition of National Manufacturing Day on October 2, Mayor Marlon Coleman has issued a proclamation, declaring the week of September 28 – October 2, as “Industry Appreciation Week” in Muskogee. “Our industry and manufacturing partners are key to the heartbeat of Muskogee,” said Mayor Coleman.  “Their investment and commitment to our community make us […]

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December, 07 2020

Muskogee Receives Workforce Certification

(OKLAHOMA CITY) –Sean Kouplen, Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce & Workforce Development, alongside members of the Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development and industry leaders, announced today the certification of nine Centers for Workforce Excellence (CWE) under the Oklahoma Works Together program. “Governor Stitt has worked to implement his ‘Oklahoma Turnaround’ initiatives in a variety […]

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July, 20 2020

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $4.9 Million to Make Disaster Resilient Infrastructure Improvements in Oklahoma Foreign Trade and Opportunity Zone

Contact: EDA Public Affairs Department, (202) 482-4085 July 15, 2020 WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $4.9 million grant to the Muskogee City-County Port Authority of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, to make critical infrastructure improvements needed to protect businesses from future floods. […]

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June, 29 2020

John T. Griffin Industrial Park

Location

Address: 3600 Dal-Tile Road
City: Muskogee, OK
Within City Limits? Yes
Zoning: G – Light Industrial, H – Heavy Industrial
Ownership: Lease

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June, 29 2020

Port of Muskogee

Location
Address: 4901 Harold Scoggins Drive
City: Muskogee, OK
Within City Limits ? Yes
Zoning: H – Heavy Industrial
Ownership: Lease

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June, 26 2020

Two Locals Awarded GMMA Education Scholarship

Left to Right: Eric Anderson, GMMA Vice Chair; Alexander (Xan) Hazen, Scholarship Recipient from Fort Gibson High School; Shawn Vance, Scholarship Recipient from Acme Engineering and Manufacturing Corp.; Jeff O’Neal, GMMA Chair Muskogee, OK- The Greater Muskogee Manufacturing Alliance (GMMA) Education Scholarship committee met late in May to determine the 2020 award recipients. The committee, […]

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June, 15 2020

Port, Chamber Launch Muskogee Forward

Submitted by Marie Synar, Muskogee City-County Port Authority, May 13, 2020 Tuesday afternoon, the Muskogee City-County Port Authority and the Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce announced that a task force has been created to strategically address how the community moves from disaster response to economic recovery. The program, called Muskogee Forward, isn’t a short-term […]

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June, 15 2020

Port Finalizes Federal Transportation Grant

Construction at the Port of Muskogee could begin as early as October on a project to modernize and expand its railroad infrastructure .

The $12.31 million project will make the port accessible to six-axle locomotives, which are unable to navigate the narrow arc of the existing tracks . The project, made possible by a federal transportation grant along with private- and public-sector partnerships, will include the addition of about 11,900 feet of track, expanding capacity of the existing marshaling yard .

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