Publications | The Perryman Group
Post Thumbnail
The High Cost to Texas of Census 2020 Undercounts
Report Published on November 16, 2021

Accurate Census counts are far more than just a matter of interest. They are important to ensuring adequate federal funding for various programs and appropriate representation in Congress. In addition, the Census is crucial to understanding population and demographic trends in order to plan for the future.

Post Thumbnail
It Just Makes Sense: Economic and Fiscal Benefits to Texas of Accessing Additional Federal Funds for Health Insurance Expansion
Report Published on December 14, 2020

Texas is one of only 12 states that have not yet chosen to expand health insurance coverage to low-income adults using the financially attractive mechanism created with passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. In addition to enhancing the health and wellbeing of individuals directly affected, expanding health insurance coverage involves substantial economic and fiscal benefits.

Post Thumbnail
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.

Post Thumbnail
Texas Needs the Workers!: An Analysis of the Economic and Fiscal Impact of Undocumented Workers
Report Published on January 29, 2016

The issues surrounding immigration are complicated (particularly in the case of the undocumented segment), but there is one incontrovertible fact: Texas needs the workers!

Post Thumbnail
The Economic Importance of Texas' Coastal Counties: An Analysis of the Dependence of Texas and its Regions on Business Operations in the Tier 1 Windstorm Insurance Coverage Area
Report Published on January 18, 2015

In 2015, The Perryman Group prepared a study to assist the efforts to reform the windstorm insurance system which focused on the possibilities of major storms along the Gulf Coast. While the analysis obviously does not reflect the unique and unprecedented effects of Hurricane Harvey, it does provide some useful insights. Given the significance of this historic storm and its role in the economy in the coming months, we wanted to share these insights.

Post Thumbnail
Long‑Term Texas Economic Forecast
Newsletter Published on November 30, 2022 (Vol. 39, No. 09)

Although there are challenges to be dealt with, the Texas economy is expected to see long-term growth at a rate outpacing most parts of the United States. This issue highlights The Perryman Group's latest long-term forecast for the state.

Post Thumbnail
Literacy in Texas
Newsletter Published on August 31, 2022 (Vol. 39, No. 07)

Literacy improves quality of life and is essential to many jobs. Texas lags the nation in literacy rates, with particularly low levels in some counties. Improving the situation could lead to notable economic benefits.

Post Thumbnail
The Five‑Year Outlook for the Texas Economy
Newsletter Published on May 05, 2022 (Vol. 39, No. 03)

The Texas economy is now more than 200,000 jobs above prepandemic levels and continues to expand at a notable pace. Despite challenges, the upward trend is projected to continue. Highlights of The Perryman Group's latest five-year outlook are summarized in this issue.

Post Thumbnail
The Long‑Term Outlook for the Texas Economy
Newsletter Published on November 05, 2021 (Vol. 38, No. 08)

While still facing challenges related to the pandemic, conditions have improved notably and effects of COVID-19 are likely to continue to dissipate. The Texas economy is expected to see long-term growth at a rate outpacing most parts of the United States. This issue highlights The Perryman Group's latest long-term forecast for the state.

Post Thumbnail
The High Cost of Heat
Brief Published on July 24, 2023

Texas has obviously experienced a heat wave of historic proportions in the summer of 2023. The higher-than-normal temperatures have created health issues for many residents and impacted quality of life for millions of people. Not surprisingly, the effects do not stop there.