Texas economy

The long-term outlook for the Texas economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant economic disruption, but the Texas economy continues to recover. Recently released October data indicates that Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to decline and now stands at 5.4%. Texas added 56,600 jobs for the month and is nearly back to pre-pandemic levels. While issues such as supply chain challenges […]

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Ray Perryman: Powers Transformed Texas Economy | Columnists

My dear friend, Pike Powers IV, recently succumbed to Parkinson’s disease after a courageous struggle. Beyond the Austin area you may not recognize his name, but he changed your life. He was the most powerful force in making Texas an international technological powerhouse. Its impact is unprecedented and we are all beneficiaries. In the early […]

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Moving Production of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Deal a Blow to Central Texas Economy

“Lost”‘s Maggie Grace stars in season 4 of “Fear the Walking Dead” as new character Althea, who makes a hell of an entrance in a vehicle with a connection to San Antonio – a Bexar Country SWAT truck with plenty of power of fire.Richard Foreman Jr./AMC One of Central Texas’ biggest television productions is DOA. […]

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Texas economy cannot function without immigrant workers

Freshman construction giant Marek Brothers sponsored an internship with high school students in Texas, 18 of the 25 participating students graduated and had $35,000-a-year jobs awaiting them. They went to their high school classes until noon, then were bussed to a Marek-funded construction lab at a community college. But it wasn’t until the end of […]