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Three Decades of Growth and Prosperity: The Impact of Projects Facilitated by the Texas Sales Tax for Economic Development
Report Published on August 13, 2020

Texas has been one of the strongest performing states in the US for a number of years, attracting more major corporate locations and expansions than any other and regularly topping lists of the best places to do business. As examples, the state has won the "Governor's Cup" for the most major projects for the past eight consecutive years and was recently named the "State of the Decade" by Site Selection magazine.

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Texas, Our Texas: An Assessment of Economic Development Programs and Prospects in the Lone Star State
Report Published on November 25, 2002

In a remarkable odyssey of almost two centuries, a rugged and remote frontier outpost named for one of its many native tribes has been transformed into a major center of high technology and international commerce. From cattle to cotton to oil to electronics, Texas has repeatedly reoriented its business complex to meet evolving needs and circumstances. Even given the Lone Star State's remarkable capacity to adjust, the current period is one of unprecedented challenges (and opportunities).

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Priority Midland by the Numbers: Presentation
Video Delivered on August 06, 2019

Dr. Perryman presents the findings from The Perryman Group's recent study detailing the economic impact of the Permian Basin petroleum sector on activity on the Midland Area. Priority Midland is a forum for the community to work together, meeting Midland's challenges head-on, for more information visit their website.

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Priority Midland Launch Event
Video Delivered on February 11, 2019

Dr. Ray Perryman discusses the economic outlook of Midland, Texas and the Permian Basin, and describes how Priority Midland is an essential component of sustainable economic growth in the region. For more information, visit Priority Midland.

Dr. Ray Perryman to Receive Chairman's Award for Lifetime Achievement in Economic Development from the International Economic Development Council
Press Release Released on August 27, 2019

Dr. Ray Perryman, founder and President of The Perryman Group, has been selected to receive the Chairman's Award for Lifetime Achievement in Economic Development from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The award is being given in recognition of Dr. Perryman's decades-long commitment to economic development and providing the information corporations and communities need to optimize location decisions.

Texas continues to win awards for its economy and economic development efforts.
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 16, 2024

Dr. Perryman discusses the numerous awards Texas has won for its economy and economic development efforts.

Staying in the Game
Column Published in syndication June 07, 2023

The Texas economy has perennially been among the strongest performing, winning virtually every accolade for economic development superiority multiple times. While there are myriad reasons for this prowess, one key factor is effective strategies and policies to encourage locations and expansions. The state leads the nation in job creation and has had the most major corporate investments (by a wide margin) for over a decade. Incentives are certainly not the only consideration, but are often the tipping point for success.

Make that Eleven!
Column Published in syndication March 22, 2023

Texas continues its dominance in attracting major corporate locations and expansions, winning Site Selection magazine's "Governor's Cup" for an impressive eleventh consecutive year. The Cup is awarded to the state with the most projects involving a capital investment of at least $1 million, 20 or more new jobs, or 20,000 square feet of new construction.