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Economic Impact of Excessive Tort Costs in Louisiana
Infographic Published on November 04, 2019

A flawed civil justice system which generates exorbitant levels of damages or numbers of awards and which is unpredictable in its outcomes may result in negative impacts through the misallocation of society's scarce economic and human resources. Tort reform can lead to substantial economic benefits, and states which have implemented reforms have seen improved judicial efficiency and measurable advancement in economic performance.

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

Recent advances such as hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling, as well as new discoveries, increased exports, and infrastructure improvements will lead to less volatility, larger scale drilling programs, increased cycle times, and a larger permanent workforce and population. These changes and their associated spin-off effects will lead to myriad economic benefits, including increased output (real gross product), greater personal income, new (and higher paying) jobs, additional retail sales, and enhanced tax revenues. The resulting growth brings enormous potential benefits, but also has profound implications for housing, infrastructure, education, health & wellness, and quality of place. Proactive efforts to prepare for the coming growth can position the area to emerge stronger and more prosperous in the future.

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Priority Midland by the Numbers: Health & Wellness
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 the health and wellness of the rapidly growing population. 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.

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Priority Midland by the Numbers: Infrastructure
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 roadways, water, and other infrastructure needs. 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.

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Priority Midland by the Numbers: Education
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 population growth and education. 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.

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Priority Midland by the Numbers: Quality of Place
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 increasing the area's "quality of place." 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.

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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.

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Priority Midland by the Numbers: Presentation
Video Delivered on August 06, 2019

Dr. Perryman presents the findings from The Perryman Group's recent study detailing the economic impact of the Permian Basin petroleum sector on activity on the Midland Area. Priority Midland is a forum for the community to work together, meeting Midland's challenges head-on, for more information visit their website.

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Priority Midland Launch Event
Video Delivered on February 11, 2019

Dr. Ray Perryman discusses the economic outlook of Midland, Texas and the Permian Basin, and describes how Priority Midland is an essential component of sustainable economic growth in the region. For more information, visit Priority Midland.

Tighter Food Assistance Restrictions Cost the US Economy Billions
Press Release Released on December 06, 2019

New rules restricting access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will cost the economy billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs. SNAP statute limits participation by adults ages 18-49 who do not have a dependent or a disability to three months of benefits in a 36-month period unless the certain conditions are met. States can waive these limits in areas where sufficient jobs are not available and exempt a percentage of individuals who are not work-capable. Recent changes have tightened the requirements for exemption, and the US Department of Agriculture estimates that the result will be that 688,000 persons lose their SNAP benefits.