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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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Catalyst for Growth: The Importance of 25 Years of Projects Facilitated by the Texas Sales Tax for Economic Development
Report Published on September 09, 2014

Although there are many considerations in the corporate location decision process, the initiatives undertaken by economic development professionals (and funded by economic development sales tax receipts) have been the major contributing factors in many cases, and the Texas economy has benefited tremendously.

What does the G7 global minimum tax rate mean?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 08, 2021

Dr. Perryman describes the purpose of the agreement and whether it is really feasible to execute.

How will President Biden's tax plan affect the economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on March 22, 2021

Dr. Perryman assesses the trade-off in short and long-term economic activity that accompanies an increase in taxes. 

What do the Texas sales tax numbers from March mean?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 04, 2020

In the midst of a shutdown, state sales tax numbers for March saw a significant drop. Dr. Perryman describes what this means and what can be expected from the coming months.

Why should Texas reexamine the existing tax structure?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on November 06, 2019

Prop 4, a constitutional amendment making it more difficult for lawmakers to pass a state income tax, passed by a three to one margin.

Are payroll tax cuts a good way to stimulate the economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 10, 2019

The Trump administration now says it is looking at a payroll tax cut as one way to offset fallout from the trade war.

What might legislation designed to slow property tax growth lead to?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 24, 2019

The state's political leaders say they have reached a deal on legislation designed to slow the growth of rising property taxes.

What would the potential tax cuts mean for the economy if passed?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on October 23, 2017

The Dow broke through the 23,000 barrier last week and shows no sign of slowing down, but Dr. Perryman says how high it goes is up to Congress.

What does the Texas tax climate ranking indicate about the future of the state economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on October 19, 2017

The Tax Foundation is out with its annual ranking of the business tax climate across the country, and Dr. Perryman says Texas came in 13th.