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Economic Development

 
  The City of Harker Heights is a dynamic, actively growing community located in the fifth fastest growing Metropolitan Statistical Area in the State of Texas (source: POLICOM Crop Study). Harker Heights has experienced historic residential and commercial growth over the past few years. Recent business additions include, Sam’s Club, Rooms to Go, Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, Medical Pavilion, Badtram Bulbs, Schlotzsky’s, R S C, Luigi’s, Anderson Daycare Center, All Star Children’s Dental, Mattress Firm, Medifast, The Vitamin Shoppe, Central Texas Orthodontics, Ross Dress for Less, Today’s Car Wash, Sweetooth, Lupos Pizza, Illuminate Gym, Pure Fit Food, Lily’s Cakes, Gateway Food Mart, and Sam Food Mart, King Daughters (Women’s Medical Clinic), Bite the Bagel, B & A Barber Shop, Batteries Plus, Five Below, Freddie’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers and Bobby Lupo’s Pizza to name a few. Local demographics and spending patterns clearly show that Harker Heights is the place to be!

Given the overwhelming vote of approval from the above businesses, why is your business not operating in Harker Heights? No matter what your trade—residential building, service industry, high tech, or retail– Harker Heights provides fertile ground for your business. Imagine your business being in the middle of a trade area (30 minute drive time) in excess of 312,000 people with an average income level of over $53,000.

If you are interested in learning more about Harker Heights, please give us a call at (254) 953-5600. We look forward to helping you soon!



Economic Development Video

The City of Harker Heights is a dynamic, actively growing community located in the fifth fastest growing Metropolitan Statistical Area in the State of Texas. Click the following to watch the video on why your business should be located in the City of Harker Heights: Economic Development Video



Community Dashboard

The City of Harker Heights has enlisted The Retail Coach to assist in improving commercial growth to the City. The Retail Coach has completed several market studies to help maximize the City’s appeal to retail and commercial groups with interest in the region. A Community Dashboard has been created and can be accessed at http://www.retail360.us/harkerheights-tx/ 



Economic Development Report

June 2017 DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY REPORT
 

COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

The City issued one (1) commercial construction permit for the month of June.

 ·         980 E. Knights Way (E. FM 2410) – Great Clips (Commercial Finish Out)

o   1,200 square feet valued at $110,000


To date (June 30, 2017) the City has issued a total of six (6) commercial permits totaling $3,064,288 in project valuation for 2017.


RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

 The City has issued seven (7) permits for single-family residential construction for the month of June.

 ·         1 residence in The Ridge

·         3 residences in The Grove at Whitten Place

·         1 residence along Comanche Gap Road

·         2 residences in Tuscany Meadows

  The City has issued three (3) permits for two-family (duplex) residential construction for the month of June.

 ·         1 Duplex in Comanche Land

·         2 Duplexes in Other


 
To date (June 30, 2017) the City has issued a total of one hundred seven (107) residential permits in 2017; ninety-four (94) single-family permits, thirteen (13) two-family permits and zero (0) multi-family permits.


 
As of June 30, 2017 the estimated population for the City of Harker Heights is 30,273 residents. This calculation is based off the total of active residential water accounts multiplied by persons per occupied unit. According to the US Census, the population in 2010 was 26,700 residents.