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Friday, October 15, 2021, 7:15 AM

Trafera, a technology provider to K-12 schools, has signed an agreement with the City of Muskogee that will bring around 20 new jobs to the Muskogee area.

“We are excited of the announcement by Trafera to open a location in Muskogee,” said Mayor Marlon Coleman. “Our goal has been to diversify our job opportunities, and with Trafera being one of the largest distributors of technology to K-12 schools, that goal is becoming a reality. Nearly 20 new jobs to start, and a projected job expansion over the next five years puts us light years closer to Muskogee being a place to live, work, and play. I am happy to have been engaged in a process that is yielding positive results for our community.”

Trafera, based out of St. Paul, Minnesota, provides technology hardware and digital lesson plans to schools in Oklahoma and across the country. They plan to use the Muskogee facility as a regional repair center and distribution hub for their company.

“Muskogee presented us a unique geographic opportunity to serve school districts in Oklahoma and surrounding states,” said Scott Gill, Trafera CEO. “We look forward to continuing our mission of creating brighter futures for kids through the use of technology and growing our employee base in Muskogee over time.”

Trafera will occupy an existing 24,000-square foot building at the Muskogee Davis Airport and is expected to bring 20 new jobs to the area within the first year of operation. Trafera offers employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid time off, insurance, 401K, employee wellness program, and product purchase discounts.

Trafera company leadership is planning to host a grand opening once the new regional operations facility is ready for occupancy later this year. For more information about Trafera, visit their website at