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WORKFORCE & EDUCATION

AN EDUCATION ECOSYSTEM FOR THE JOBS OF TOMORROW

Our strong community college system and workforce development resources mean customized training and skilled talent is at your fingertips. Anchored by three institutions of higher education and 12,000 annually enrolled students within Muskogee alone, our community is known as a talented, diverse, and abundant workforce that’s ready to meet the demands of Oklahoma’s thriving economy.

MUSKOGEE’S HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERS

Port Muskogee leads workforce efforts focused experiential learning and career awareness for Muskogee County students linking employers with their future workforce.

NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

NSU’s Muskogee campus meets the educational needs of about 1,400 students each year through a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees, with a strong focus on organizational leadership and healthcare careers.

CONNORS STATE COLLEGE

Connors State College is a fully accredited two-year college with campuses in Warner and Muskogee Oklahoma. Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees are offered.

BACONE COLLEGE

As a historic American Indian-serving institution, Bacone College provides a quality, holistic, liberal arts educational experience for students in a culturally diverse environment in Muskogee, OK.

ICTC

ICTC offers innovative and affordable training through our full-time career majors, short-term and online courses, and customized business and industry services. We have four convenient campus locations to serve you in Muskogee, Sallisaw, Stilwell, and Tahlequah.

K-12

Muskogee County is home to 14 K-12 public and private school systems graduating approximately 1,300 students annually. Two districts serve the city of Muskogee, including Hilldale PS and Muskogee PS.

OKLAHOMA WORKFORCE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

As a designated Oklahoma Center for Workforce Excellence, we serve Muskogee businesses with talent solutions and act as a liaison to coordinate a comprehensive state-approved workforce plan.

The presence of highly-regarded technical schools and a deep pool of existing well-trained talent made Muskogee the easy choice for our operations. This advantage, paired with the strong leadership and partnership we found at the community level, will allow Acme Engineering & Manufacturing to serve the ventilation equipment industry from Oklahoma and around the world.

JULIE BRUMMETT

Acme Engineering & Manufacturing

WORKFORCE DATA

LARGEST MANUFACTURING EMPLOYERS IN MUSKOGEE COUNTY

CompanyProductEmployees
Georgia-PacificPaper Products760
Dal-TileCeramic Tile346
RefrescoBeverages265
Acme EngineeringVentilation Equipment298
O-IGlass Packaging240
Captive AireVentilation Manufacturing180
Proform Group, Inc.Automotive140
Love Bottling companyBeverages130
Custom SeatingFabricated Products110
Advantage ControlsAdvanced Manufacturing109
Graham PackagingFood Products92

LARGEST MANUFACTURING EMPLOYERS IN NE OKLAHOMA

CompanyProductEmployees
WhirlpoolHousehold Ranges1850
NORDAM GroupAircraft Parts1800
Aaon, Inc.Air Conditioning/Heating Units1600
Amazon Fulfilment CenterConsumer Fulfillment Center1500
Webco IndustriesTubing Products1106
Spirit AeroSystemsAircraft Parts900
Bama CompaniesFrozen Bakery Products900
Magellan Midstream PartnersPipeline Transportation802
Georgia-PacificPaper Products760
Zeeco, Inc.Industrial Gas Burners608
Valmont IndustriesIron & Steel Pipe and Tube600

LABOR SHED AND WAGE RATES

The lower overall cost of doing business in Muskogee, OK compared to other markets has helped establish the region as a premier destination due to the affordability of the local workforce. Businesses considering an expansion or relocation to Muskogee will directly benefit from the area’s competitive wage and salary rates. Boosting a workforce of more than 500,000 and a population over one million in a 60-minute drive time of Muskogee, the average salary across all sectors is currently $49,756 within Muskogee County — well below the national average. Additionally, Muskogee boasts the following workforce advantages:

  • Median Age 38 in Muskogee county
  • Median Commute time 21 minutes in the region
  • Median Housing Price: $150,000 in Muskogee County
  • 70,000 Veterans Employed within the Region

For data on wage and salary rates for workers in Muskogee and the surrounding areas, please contact our team for a detailed comparison.

INCENTIVES

READY. SET. MOVE.

The Port Muskogee’s workforce effort, together with The City of Muskogee Foundation, is investing in talent for Muskogee-area companies. If an organization has a hard-to-fill position within Muskogee County, or creates a new position with the qualifying NAICS codes and pays more than $110% of the 2024 Muskogee average county wage ($49,756), the recruit could be eligible for a one-time $10,000.00 stipend to purchase or build a home in the city limits of Muskogee.

Eligibility & Application

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