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.
Dr. Perryman explains the most recent development that may push Texas legislators toward expanding this healthcare program.
The US has turned the 2010s into the longest economic expansion in the history of the United States. Dr. Perryman says it all started after the Great Recession.
Dr. Ray Perryman says the Port of Corpus Christi is about to embark on a $400 million project to deepen the channel and expand its capabilities.
American Airlines and DFW Airport announcing plans for a new terminal and up to 24 more gates. Dr. Perryman says this is a major development for Texas.
Texas remains the largest state that does not have a Medicaid expansion program, and Dr. Perryman says that's too bad.
New York has embarked on a new campaign with the message that the Empire State has a more open society than Texas and might be better suited for business expansion.
Competition to attract corporate locations, particularly high-profile locations, is typically intense, and decades of evidence has shown that communities must be proactive and innovative to increase their chances of success. Economic development programs can enhance opportunities and prosperity, but given the reality of scarce resources, communities must be efficient and analytical in their efforts. We recently produced a report, in conjunction with the Texas Economic Development Council, which is a framework for thinking about economic development (available free at www.perrymangroup.com). Here's a quick look at a few key points.
The Lone Star State has once again prevailed in Site Selection Magazine's "Governor's Cup" competition. The Governor's Cup goes to the state with the most major corporate location and expansion projects. To be counted, a project has to either involve a capital investment of at least $1 million, 20 or more new jobs, or 20,000 square feet of new construction.