Killeen Chamber & Harker Heights a Winning Team

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Harker Heights is the bright star of Central Texas. Families love living in Harker Heights because of our strong sense of community. We take pride that our vision is shaped by a partnership of City leaders and Community participants.

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Solar Research Will Help Power Local Economy

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Texas A&M University-Central Texas has received a $1.5 million grant from the Texas A&M University System and the Chancellor’s Research Initiative (CRI) to bring an aspiring young researcher, Dr. Taylor Harvey, to its Killeen campus to engage in a collaborative…

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Meeting Economic Development Competition Part Two

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In the inaugural publication of this magazine, I wrote an article on meeting economic development competition. In that article, I pointed out three keys to a successful strategy. One of them was, “Understand the incentive process and use it wisely.”…

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Killeen Chamber Now Hiring!

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Ever wanted to work at the Chamber? Well here's your chance! We are looking for a community-minded, customer-focused individual to join our team as a Project Manager.

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The HOTDA Advantage

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The Heart of Texas Defense Alliance (HOTDA) was chartered as a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization in 2005. The concept of a regional defense organization to advocate for Fort Hood and the defense community was first formed in February 2003. Seven cities…

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IT Security Trends - 2017

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Information security is getting tougher every year. The Internet of Things, cloud infrastructure growth, widespread mobile device use, the explosion of social media, and similar factors have resulted in an environment where security breaches are not only increasing in number,…

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Chamber Moves to Stop New Overtime Rule

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This past summer, the department of labor, adopted new rules scheduled to go into effect December 1, 2016. As written, the rule would have resulted in an unprecedented doubling of the minimum salary threshold for employees to be considered executive,…

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Killeen Ranks 40th Nationally in Top 150 Cities for Millennials

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Killeen recently ranked 40th nationally in Millennial Personal Finance’s “Top 150 Cities for Millennials” study. The report is based on the evaluation of more than 500 cities using six metrics to determine the overall score given to each city. The…

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