The February Freeze | The Perryman Group

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The February Freeze

Published on March 25, 2021 (Vol. 38, No. 02)

Perryman Report & Texas Letter offers concise coverage of important trends and events affecting the economy, including highlights from our short-term and long-term economic forecasts for the US, Texas, and cities and regions within Texas. It is published 10 times a year and available as an annual subscription (with access to back-issues) for $150.00.

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The February Freeze

The recent freezing weather in Texas caused substantial damage. The Texas power grid was also not up to the task of meeting the high demand for power. In this issue, the causes of the power problems and potential solutions are discussed.

The Upper East Texas Region

The Longview, Texarkana, and Tyler metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) along with 23 counties are included in the Upper East Texas Region. The area is home to around 1.17 million residents and represents 3.99% of the state's total population.

Economic Development News

New economic development activity continues to pop up across the Lone Star State. Read about some of the latest relocations and expansions making local headlines.

Focus On: Wage & Salary Employment

A breakdown of wage and salary employment by MSA provides a quick look at the forecast for 2020 to 2025. See page 7 to get a snapshot of the anticipated growth for the state as well as for a MSA near you.