The Perryman Group Estimates Hurricane Harvey Could Reduce Gross Domestic Product by $145 Billion over Several Years
Press Release Released on August 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has proven to be a catastrophic, unprecedented storm, and its impact has worsened as the storm has continued and surpassed multiple estimates of worst-case scenarios. Harvey is now recognized as the wettest in the history of the continental US and in some areas rainfall has surpassed the average annual totals in less than a week. Many experts are now referring to Harvey as a 1,000-year flood, meaning the likelihood of an event like this occurring is only once in 1,000 years.

Dr. Ray Perryman Receives Cesar E. Chavez Legacy Award
Press Release Released on March 24, 2016

Dr. M. Ray Perryman has been named as the recipient of the 2016 Cesar E. Chavez Conscience Builder Award by the Cesar E. Chavez Legacy and Educational Foundation. The award was presented during the Foundation's Annual Scholarship Gala in San Antonio on March 24. The citation called Perryman "a champion and guardian of conscience and human dignity" and noted that "his life is a testimony centered on these core values."

Electronic Payments System Is the Force Behind 1 in 5 Jobs
Press Release Released on November 04, 2015

"Electronic payments are highly efficient, offering advantages such as speed, reduced costs, and accuracy," said Dr. Ray Perryman, President and CEO of The Perryman Group. "These enhancements have contributed significantly to the expansion of the US economy, increasing liquidity and stimulating personal consumption."

Child Maltreatment Is a Trillion‑dollar Drain on the Economy
Press Release Released on November 10, 2014

In addition to the very real and often lifelong effects on the individuals involved, child maltreatment also imposes substantial economic costs which can be quantified in a comprehensive manner. When properly measured, child maltreatment drains literally trillions of dollars in long-term business activity.

Troop Deployment Costs Thousands of Jobs
Press Release Released on September 04, 2014

In July, National Guard troops in Texas were deployed to the US-Mexico border as a response to the influx of immigrants (mostly children) from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. While troops have been sent to the area on various occasions in the past, the deployment has raised concern among some area residents and community leaders who fear that it could take a toll on the regional economy.

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Texas Has Only One Rational Choice: Expanding Medicaid Under the Affordable Care Act
Press Release Released on October 03, 2012

According to an analysis by The Perryman Group, every $1 spent by the State of Texas to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) returns $1.29 in dynamic State government revenue over the first 10 years of the expansion. Medicaid expenditures lead to substantial economic activity, federal funds inflow, reduction in costs for uncompensated care and insurance, and enhanced productivity from a healthier population. When these outcomes and the related multiplier effects are considered, the program actually far more than pays for itself and provides a notable economic stimulus.

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