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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 2019 DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY REPORT 

COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

The City issued two (2) new commercial construction permit within the month of June.

1.      201 E. Central Texas Expressway Ste. 1350 – New Tenant Finish Out (Deka Lash)

o   1,180 square feet valued at $44,700.

2.      3045 Stillhouse Lake Rd. Ste. 104 – New Tenant Finish Out (Anthony Joseph Jewelers)

o   1,500 square feet valued at $20,000.

To date (June 30, 2019) the City has issued a total of nine (9) commercial permits totaling $45,323,025 in project valuation for 2019.

 

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

The City has issued a total of twelve (12) permits for single-family residential construction within the month of June.

 

·         8 residences in Cedarbrook Ridge

·         1 residence in The Ridge                   

·         1 residence in Arrowhead Estates

 

·         2 residences in Evergreen Estates

 

The City has issued a total of zero (0) permits for two-family (duplex) residential construction within the month of June.

 

To date (June 30, 2019) the City has issued a total of eighty-seven (87) residential permits in 2019; eighty-five (85) single-family permits, two (2) two-family permits, and zero (0) multi-family permits.

As of June 30, 2019 the estimated population for the City of Harker Heights is 30,316 residents. This calculation is based off the total of active residential water accounts (10,242) multiplied by persons per occupied unit (2.96). According to the US Census, the population in 2010 was 26,700 residents.

 



Potential Development Property


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Fabulous family farm that has it all! It offers thickly wooded areas and cultivated areas, two small ponds, an abundance of wildlife, as well as access to utilities. This 99 acre home/development site is Harker Heights schools, within minutes from the Belton-Temple area, as well as Killeen -Ft Hood area, and right around the corner from Stlllhouse Lake, parks and boating.
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