KILLEEN (March 28, 2013)--The City of Killeen has been ranked the 8th strongest metropolitan economy in the nation by POLICOM Corporation in their 2013 Economic Strength Rankings.
Killeen was named 30th in 2012 by the company.
According to the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, POLICOM conducts the study annually, ranking 366 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA's) in the U.S.
"To investors, those who start businesses, create wealth, provide jobs and pay taxes, the important economic factors are trends over time," Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce President/CEO John Crutchfield said.
According to the Chamber of Commerce, the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood MSA has improved its standing by 161 places in less than a decade, having ranked 169 in 2006.
"For our MSA to be ranked 8th out of 366 MSA's in the U.S is an extraordinary achievement," Crutchfield said. "Our region is poised for a tremendous future."