Dr. Ray Perryman, founder and President of The Perryman Group, has been selected to receive the Chairman's Award for Lifetime Achievement in Economic Development from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The award is being given in recognition of Dr. Perryman's decades-long commitment to economic development and providing the information corporations and communities need to optimize location decisions.
Dr. Perryman looks back at the last ten years, and describes one event in particular.
The initial holiday sales numbers are in for Microsoft, and Dr. Perryman says they were off just a bit overall but one sector stuck out.
Forbes Magazine out with its annual ranking of best states in the US to do business in, and Dr. Perryman says Texas came in second.
There is an effort across Texas to create a large battery storage capacity, which Dr. Perryman says is very important as we look to our energy future.
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.
The Workforce Commission says employers added 37,000 jobs in November, and Dr. Perryman says there were 336,000 jobs created over the last 12 months.
You've likely heard about the labor force participation rate declining in monthly job reports. Dr. Perryman says there is a logical explanation: After a worker turns 64, they are no longer counted as employed.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is promising he will pull the UK out of Brexit next month following his blowout win in the election. Dr. Perryman says good luck.
A deal in the House and Senate bodes well for approval of the spending bill and avoiding a government shutdown. Dr. Perryman asks, where is the heavy lifting?