Killeen seeks to raise $2 million for economic development around Fort Hood

Killeen leaders want to boost private investment in their city and the wider Fort Hood area with a new economic development initiative.

The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce will launch the 14 Forward Campaign at a ceremony Thursday. It’s a $2 million fundraising campaign that will run from 2018 to 2022, according to a Tuesday announcement.

“Proactive economic development — industry diversification, job creation, promotion of Fort Hood and new infrastructure investments — are what this region needs to thrive,” Brad Buckley, campaign co-chairman and a Killeen veterinarian, said in a statement.

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