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The Potential Impact of a Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Act on Business Activity in Texas
Report Published on May 27, 2020

Discrimination in employment, housing, and access to public places such as restaurants, hotels, and shops leads not only a loss of dignity and opportunity for those on the receiving end of such treatment, but also involves significant economic costs stemming from both a diminished ability to attract knowledge workers and reduced opportunities for tourism, conventions, and related activity. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, these issues become even more important. Competition for quality development will markedly intensify as various states and countries seek to revitalize their economies, and firms employing highly trained workers will expand their emphasis on social governance and community environments. Similarly, as the tourism and hospitality sector seeks to rebound from the massive losses from recent restrictions, the efforts to attract major events and promote local venues will escalate notably. Comprehensive Non-Discrimination Acts (CNDAs) can help reduce discrimination and send a definitive signal that an area will not tolerate such practices in the workplace, public venues, and other settings.

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The Economic Benefits of Statewide LGBTQ Nondiscrimination in Texas
Infographic Published on May 27, 2020

Discrimination in employment, housing, and access to public places such as restaurants, hotels, and shops leads not only a loss of dignity and opportunity for those on the receiving end of such treatment, but also involves significant economic costs stemming from both a diminished ability to attract knowledge workers and reduced opportunities for tourism, conventions, and related activity. This infographic summarizes key findings in The Perryman Group's recent report: "The Potential Impact of a Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Act on Business Activity in Texas."

What would be the economic impact of proposed legislation that restricts voting access?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 13, 2021

Dr. Perryman discusses the risk of passing such a law and why the state should avoid doing so. 

Why should Texas avoid passing its proposed voter restriction bill?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 02, 2021

Dr. Perryman describes the economic implications and significant risk of passing such a measure.

What is one threat to Texas' position as the "best state for business?"
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 12, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains the economic risks associated with discriminatory legislation and how the state could be affected. 

What could happen if the Texas legislature passes certain discriminatory bills?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on April 22, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains potential losses in terms of GDP that could result from such laws. 

What has The Perryman Group discovered about the economic impact of nondiscrimination laws?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 24, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains the notable benefit of passing a nondiscrimination act in the state of Texas.

Nondiscrimination
Column Published in syndication June 17, 2020

The US Supreme Court recently ruled that employers cannot discriminate against gay or transgender persons under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Discrimination in employment, housing, and access to public places such as restaurants, hotels, and shops leads not only a loss of dignity and opportunity for those on the receiving end of such treatment, but also involves significant economic costs stemming from both a diminished ability to attract knowledge workers and reduced opportunities for tourism, conventions, and related activity. As we emerge from the pandemic, these concerns will be magnified.