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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."

Why are there currently so many antitrust suits against Big Tech?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 30, 2021

Dr. Perryman breaks down the importance of protecting competition and how this concept is applied to large tech firms, and the corresponding issues. 

What is the role of regulation for big tech firms?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 17, 2021

Dr. Perryman responds to the lawsuits against such firms alleging breaches of antitrust policy. 

What is the goal for the new technology program the US Senate recently passed?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 10, 2021

Dr. Perryman discusses the importance of this bill and what the financial investment will support. 

What will be the most important economic factors in the long‑term?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 04, 2021

Dr. Perryman provides an overarching view of what will drive the economy in the future. 

Why has Oracle moved its headquarters to Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 16, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains what this means for Texas' role in the nationwide technology sector. 

What can Texas do to increase job growth in the tech sector?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 27, 2020

Dr. Perryman describes what the state can do to get a larger share of national technology development.

What industry is the Chinese Shanghai stock index focusing on, and how is it performing?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 24, 2019

The Chinese Shanghai stock index is going high tech. Dr. Perryman tells us what it means.

How does technology impact our economy, and how should the legislature address this in higher education funding?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 28, 2017

One part of the education debate in the legislature involves making college more affordable. Dr. Perryman says it is critical to the state's long term technological future.