The High Cost of the Opioid Crisis | The Perryman Group

The Perryman Report & Texas Letter

The High Cost of the Opioid Crisis

Published on October 02, 2023 (Vol. 40, No. 06)

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High Cost of the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis is nothing short of tragic. At the same time, it involves substantial economic harm. In this issue, results of The Perryman Group's recent assessment of the economic costs of the opioid crisis are summarized.

The Central Texas region

The Central Texas Region is home to 20 counties and the College Station-Bryan, Killeen-Temple, and Waco metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). With a population of about 1.29 million, the area represents 4.27% of the state's population.

Economic Development News

Check out the Lone Star State's latest economic development news on page 7. Areas throughout Texas are experiencing an increase in new business activity and job creation.