OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
John T. Griffin Industrial Park located at 3600 Dal-Tile Road, is Muskogee?s prime location for future industrial development. The park has 526 acres of land (294 are currently unoccupied and ready to market). It is easily accessed from Highway 64 and is only 17 miles from I-40 and four miles from Muskogee Davis Airport, making it an asset to all of eastern Oklahoma. One current manufacturing tenant employs approximately 400 people. To attract and retain industrial development, improvements are needed to the park?s water and sewer services. The park needs an additional 5,270 linear feet of 12-inch sewer line with 18 manholes for access, as well as, 2,900 linear feet of water line rerouted from an existing building. There are two developments in progress with companies investing over $1.2 billion and $50 million, respectively. Added together they will create over 62 new jobs with wages valued at over $11 million and $6.8 million in 5 years, respectively. The local taxing entities will see a projected fiscal impact of $21.5 million and $2.5 million in five years, respectively, totaling $24 million as listed in the revenue question field. OG&E is also investing in infrastructure at the park to support both projects.
Muskogee is the county seat and largest city with 36,878 residents (2020 Census). It is a regional hub city with residents from six surrounding counties traveling to Muskogee daily for employment, services, and entertainment. The improvements requested in our water treatment plant project are essential as it is the only source of water for 55,000 residents in seven rural water districts, four towns, including the historic black community of Taft, and two state prisons, in addition to the City of Muskogee. Vulnerable populations include 17.1% of residents over age 65 and 24.4% of residents under age 18.Further, 21.1% are in poverty including29.4% of children under 18. Muskogee County has a high percentage of minority residents with 59.9% of its residents White; 10.9% Black; 19.7% American Indian; 8.8% two or more races; and 6.6% Hispanic. Minority populations in general have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic due to decreased access to health services. The opportunity to assess and improve this raw water line will better serve current residents who are now adversely affected by our inability to address these issues due to financial limitations. Moreover, the remediation of identified problems will further promote economic development and provide stability to our community.
Performance will be measured by the completion of this construction project. Expanding infrastructure in this industrial park will help the City recruit and fill the three remaining available lots of the six total which will result in more than the $24 million worth of impact in the currently mentioned projects.
ONGOING INVESTMENT AMOUNT
ONGOING INVESTMENT DESCRIPTION
ONGOING INVESTMENT REQUIRED
Able to continue operation without additional funding from the State of Oklahoma
Investments in Water, Sewer, and Broadband
Clean Water: Other Sewer Infrastructure
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
List includes: Clean Water State Revolving fund $363,957.86; Dept of Homeland Security, Emergency Management Performance Grants $31,285.00; Dept of the Interior, Historic Preservation Committee $5,000.00; FEMA - Emergency management projects, Water Treatment Facility, Berm Build $123,953.02; Mental health Grant $29,167.82; ##EDA grant $360,262.17; Emergency Shelter $58,953.93; Dept of Justice - bullet proof vests $1,275.80; ##Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant, for improving core road infrastructure and wastewater collection system in the Muskogee Industrial Park
Municipal government entity
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »