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The Economic Cost of Hunger

The Economic Cost of Hunger

Hunger!  The very word brings thoughts of suffering and need—be it children leaving school on a Friday afternoon knowing they will not have a decent meal until...


A Catalyst for Growth

Successfully developing an economy requires a business environment where companies want to locate.  Even after these basic prerequisites are met, however, the level...


25 Years of the Economic Development Sales Tax

Some 25 years ago, on the heels of a major economic downturn in the state, the Texas Legislature passed legislation allowing local areas to vote to collect extra...


Wired and Wireless

About 8 of every 10 Americans have high-speed Internet at home.  Specifically, over 78% of people in US households had a high-speed Internet connection last year,...


Young Workers

The aging of the workforce is a demographic fact.  The oldest members of the Baby Boom generation (people born between 1946 and 1964) have begun to reach retirement...


Dr. M. Ray Perryman

President, The Perryman Group

  • Institute Distinguished Professor of Economic Theory and Method, International Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Senior Research Fellow, IC2 Institute of the University of Texas
  • PhD, Economics, Rice University
  • BS, Mathematics, Baylor University

Dr. Perryman is Founder and President of The Perryman Group (TPG), an economic and financial analysis firm headquartered in Waco, Texas. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s most influential and innovative economists. His complex modeling systems form a basis for corporate and governmental planning around the globe. His thousands of academic and trade articles and presentations span a wide variety of topics, gaining him international respect and acclaim. He has also authored several books, including Survive & Conquer, an account of the Texas economy during the turbulent 1980s, and The Measurement of Monetary Policy, a treatise on Federal Reserve activity. A popular speaker, he addresses hundreds of audiences throughout the world every year.

Among Dr. Perryman’s numerous awards are (1) the Nation’s Outstanding Young Economist and Social Scientist, (2) the Outstanding Young Person in the World in the Field of Economics and Business, (3) one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in the World, and (4) the Outstanding Texas Leader of 1990.

During his nearly 30 years of experience, he has been presented citations for his efforts from both the Congress of the United States and the Texas Legislature. He has been honored by (1) The Democracy Foundation for his role in promoting capitalism in mainland China, (2) the Asia and World Institute for his efforts to encourage international academic exchange, and (3) the Systems Research Foundation for his contributions to the field of economic modeling. He is a Fellow of the International Institute for Advanced Studies and has received the Institute’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Perryman authors The Perryman Economic Forecast, a subscription service detailing projections of state and metro area business activity, and The Perryman Report & Texas Letter, a succinct newsletter providing vital information about various aspects of the Texas economy. Dr. Perryman also writes a weekly syndicated column, The Economist, and hosts a daily syndicated radio commentary on economic affairs, “The Perryman Report.”

In former positions as a research chair-holder, University Professor, and Economist-in Residence at Baylor University and Business Economist-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University, Dr. Perryman pioneered the use of timely and reliable economic information for a spectrum of strategic purposes. His studies have played a role in the creation and retention of hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Cited by major media as “a world-class scholar” and “the most quoted man in Texas,” Ray Perryman is an active participant in the state, national, and world economic scenes. He has been a member of dozens of state, federal, and international task forces, served as editor of both academic and trade journals, and led conferences within the fields of economics, statistics, forecasting, modeling, and simulation. A member of several corporate boards and adviser to numerous governmental leaders, Dr. Perryman has been honored by the Texas Legislature for his “tireless efforts in helping to build a better Texas.”

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These economic development projects also generate (including multiplier effects) almost 971,900 Texas jobs. http://t.co/H6CUckE4Ri
Projects facilitated by the tax generate (including multiplier effects) $98.2 billion in yearly Texas gross product. http://t.co/H6CUckE4Ri
Funds have also been used for workforce training, higher ed. programs, sports venues, and community improvements promoting econ. development