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Hot Off the Press!

Chem plant opens in Killeen
Posted on: 15 Mar, 2019
Chem plant opens in Killeen

Officials on Friday celebrated with a ribbon-cutting the grand opening of a chemical plant in Killeen that produces high-grade hydrogen peroxide.

Central Texas chambers of commerce oppose state property tax measure
Posted on: 06 Mar, 2019
Central Texas chambers of commerce oppose state property tax measure

Central Texas chambers of commerce are opposing a plan presented by the governor’s office to cap property tax revenue increases, in spite of bipartisan support among voters.

Lt. Gen. Funk tells Killeen leaders about housing, training, deployments
Posted on: 26 Feb, 2019
Lt. Gen. Funk tells Killeen leaders about housing, training, deployments

Lt. Gen. Paul Funk II addresses the community members gathered at Monday’s III Corps Update Luncheon sponsored by the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce.

Interstate 14 expansion to continue through five different states
Posted on: 14 Jan, 2019
Interstate 14 expansion to continue through five different states

Mayor Jose Segarra said the effort is aimed at making it easier for military establishments to have access to the coast. “It's what they call forts to ports and what it does is allows bases especially like ours to have easy access to the ports,” said Segarra.

Killeen chamber looking to increase city’s internet speeds
Posted on: 14 Jan, 2019
Killeen chamber looking to increase city’s internet speeds

The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce is currently looking to increase the number of internet service providers (ISPs) and overall bandwidth ...

Killeen continues to attract new businesses and see economic growth
Posted on: 10 Jan, 2019
Killeen continues to attract new businesses and see economic growth

Construction of phase one of a Mitsubishi Pure Chemicals America plant, will be complete in February, said Charles Watts, president of Killeen Economic Development Corporation, in a business update to the Killeen City Council.

Lunch with Hegar
Posted on: 10 Jan, 2019
Lunch with Hegar

The public had the opportunity Wednesday to have lunch with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, thanks to the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce.

Chemical plant to invest additional $12 million
Posted on: 10 Dec, 2018
Chemical plant to invest additional $12 million

Phase II will result in an additional $12 million capital investment and create three to five additional jobs with an average salary of $66,000, according to the release from Jennifer Hetzel, who is with the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce and KEDC.

Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce recognizes local residents and businesses
Posted on: 24 Sep, 2018
Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce recognizes local residents and businesses

“This celebration is a great reflection of the amazing people and business in our community,” Jennifer Hetzel, director of research for the chamber, said. “We are very proud of the wonderful things our members are accomplishing in the Greater Killeen area, and the things they’re helping us accomplish.”

Killeen ranks 21st medium-sized city in “Best for Vets: Places to Live 2019”
Posted on: 12 Sep, 2018
Killeen ranks 21st medium-sized city in “Best for Vets: Places to Live 2019”

Military Times evaluated 599 places, as designated by the U.S. Census Bureau, dividing them into 282 small cities with populations of fewer than 100,000; 234 medium-sized cities with populations between 100,000-250,000; and 83 large cities with populations of 250,000 or more.