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The Market for Prosperity: What Every Community Needs to Know to Optimize Economic Development
Report Published on October 09, 2019

In the contemporary world of instant global communication, immediate information exchange, and multiple modes of rapid transportation, the process of choosing sites for new or expanded activity has become increasingly complex and sophisticated. Although some of the basic premises have remained unchanged since the earliest civilizations, the evolving nature of the economy is transforming the process of economic development.

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Priority Midland by the Numbers: Housing
Infographic Published on August 15, 2019

Recent advances in the petroleum sector have led major analysts and energy companies to broadly anticipate expansive increases in Permian Basin production over the next few years. Much of this activity will be centered in the Midland area and the resulting growth will bring enormous potential benefits with profound implications for housing. In light of this growth, it is imperative that additional land be available for residential development. Proactive efforts to deal with issues and prepare for the coming growth can position the area to emerge stronger and more prosperous in the future.

Why is there so much uncertainty on Wall Street?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 31, 2022

Dr. Perryman breaks down various factors driving the market up and down in recent weeks.

How did markets react to the January 6 events at the US Capitol?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 11, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains why the shocking events actually did not drive financial markets down.

How will markets likely respond in the coming months as they continue to adjust to the new President?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on March 23, 2017

This week's Wall Street tumble is just the latest we can expect from a market still adjusting to a new president, but Dr. Perryman is very hopeful about the future.

How will the world's financial markets react to a Trump presidency?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 09, 2016

Just moments after Donald Trump was declared the nation's forty-fifth president, the world's financial markets began to sink, but Dr. Perryman says that soon turned around.

What happened at the Fed's latest open market meeting?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 28, 2016

Dr. Perryman discusses the The Federal Reserve's latest open market meeting and what we can expect for interest rates.

Pain at the Pump
Column Published in syndication June 29, 2022

The price of gasoline remains elevated, with the national average briefly surpassing $5 per gallon before retreating modestly. In parts of the country (particularly those distant from refineries), it's already well above that level. Unfortunately, I think that prices will generally stay relatively high through the summer driving season before abating to some extent.

Strength Amidst Chaos
Column Published in syndication January 13, 2021

I first saw the US Capitol as a student about five decades ago. For the past 40+ years, it has been part of my professional life - testimony, hearings, meetings, meals, receptions, and crunching numbers.

Column Published in syndication July 05, 2017

The recent July 4 holiday marked 241 years since the 13 American colonies separated from England and did so with Mr. Jefferson's powerful and lyrical prose that made the Declaration of Independence one of the most memorable documents in human history. We often forget, however, that the year 1776 was also marked by another publication that, while anything but inspiring for its tone and resonance, was integral to the development of the United States, Adam Smith's "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations."