Business Services

The Port of Muskogee Industrial Development Office provides the following services for new and existing businesses:

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