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Commentary: The Texas Economy Needs Immigrants

We hire. Job offer, apply inside. No experience required. Join our team. Looking for a rewarding career? These words are seen everywhere in today’s business environment. Businesses need employees to succeed and keep their doors open. The economic conditions of the past two years as our community battled the coronavirus have only amplified the hiring […]

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Texas economy, supply chain issues at Port of Brownsville

Governor Greg Abbott today met with port sector leaders, staff and stakeholders from the Port of Brownsville for a roundtable discussion on the Texas economy, supply chain issues and the port industry. (PHOTO: Governor’s Office) – Advertisement – Texas Border Affairs AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today met with port sector leaders, staff and […]

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Governor Abbott Talks Texas Economy and Supply Chain Issues in RGV

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) – Governor Greg Abbott is visiting the Valley today to discuss the state’s economy and supply chain issues affecting Texas. “These ports, they create thousands of well-paying jobs, they’re critical to the supply chain issues we face today,” Abbott said. LOCAL NEWS: ‘It must have been someone she knew’ Harlingen woman found […]

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Texas economy strengthens as Omicron fades; Costs and wages are still rising

Regional Jesus Canas and James Lee March 24, 2022 Texas’ economy, paced by service-sector expansion, grew strongly in February as the impact of the omicron variant of COVID-19 faded, according to data from the Business Outlook Surveys. Texas (TBOS). Wage and price pressures have continued and, together with recent geopolitical events, are challenging the outlook […]

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UTSA Institute for Economic Development Added $3 Billion to Texas Economy in 2021 | UTSA today | UTSA

“IED is a critical part of UTSA’s knowledge business and its $3 billion economic impact for the State of Texas is staggering,” said Bernard Arulanandam, UTSA Vice President for Research, Economic Development and Knowledge Enterprise. “Combining this milestone with the broader and ever-evolving UTSA innovation ecosystem and focus on technology disclosures, patents and proofs of […]

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US inflation highest in 40 years, East Texas economic experts warn there’s no respite in sight

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) — From groceries to the gas station, and just about everything in between, Americans are feeling the pinch of inflation. Earlier this month, the Labor Department said consumer prices jumped 7.5% last month from a year earlier, the biggest year-over-year increase since February 1982. Measured from December to January, inflation was 0.6%, […]

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Russo-Ukrainian War: What it could mean for the Texas economy

State senator calls for probe into Texas investments in Russian Federation as state braces for windfall oil and gas revenue DALLAS — If the State of Texas has invested money in the Russian Federation, Texas State Senator Paul Bettencourt wants it all. Yesterday. “We need to investigate because, quite frankly, any money in the Russian […]

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Federal aid helps border keep pace with Texas economy during pandemic crisis

Regional Jesus Cañas, Pia Orrenius and Juliette Coia March 01, 2022 Communities along the Texas-US border suffered a series of economic blows beginning with the arrival of COVID-19 in March 2020. Challenges included high infection and death rates, a closure of ports of entry and a collapse in trade. However, subsequent U.S. pandemic relief policies […]

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Dan Patrick’s Attacks Threaten the Innovation That Powers the Texas Economy

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick takes me back to my golden days of fighting bigotry and promoting economic growth at the University of Texas at Austin. Patrick’s rant against ‘critical race theory’, the ‘woke left’ and ‘Marxist professors’ reminds me of my college days, when conservatives railed against multiculturalism, political correctness and, you know. guessed it, […]

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Abbott shines light on Texas economy and appeals to Tyler voters at Smith County Republican Party fundraiser

TYLER, Texas (KETK) — Governor Greg Abbott visited Tyler on Tuesday night and spoke about the Texas economy, the border, and the state’s fentanyl crisis. Abbott delivered a keynote address after 7 p.m. at the Smith County Republican Party’s Lincoln Reagan Dinner. The event was part of the Keep East Texas Red fundraiser which benefits […]

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Texas economy sees mixed recovery as service sector growth slows

As Texas’ economy continues to recover amid the grueling coronavirus pandemic, there are signs that the state’s service sector still faces challenges. This is the result of a new survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas indicating that the performance of the services sector fell considerably in January. However, manufacturing activity in the state […]

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TWC Commission: “The Texas economy is on fire” |

Texas Labor Commissioner Bryan Daniel gave an insightful presentation detailing the current state of the Texas workforce, how TWC responded at the height of the pandemic, and outlined the state’s economy as “on fire” during the “Quarter 1 Industry Inclusion Luncheon” hosted by the Kerr Economic Development Corporation last week at Schreiner University. Daniel dissected […]

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Labor and economic experts discuss how the Texas economy has adapted during the pandemic

Year 3: COVID and the economy Are you having trouble viewing? Watch this video on texastribune.org. Although Texas’ economy has largely recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic, the state is still experiencing a child care staffing crisis, forcing working parents to continue to stay home with their children. children, said Alfreda Norman, senior vice president of […]

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50,000 more jobs added to Texas economy, businesses still need workers

WACO, TX — Gov. Greg Abbott was touting all kinds of job growth in the state last week and said Texas had reached more than 13 million jobs. But if you go to a store or restaurant, you’re still likely to find an understaffed workforce. More than 50,000 jobs were created in December alone across […]

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Texas economy ‘soars’ for omicron as some California businesses voluntarily close

Find out what clicks on FoxBusiness.com. Texas’ the economy is “booming” with no signs of slowing as businesses in other states like California voluntarily close during the surge in cases. “With Christmas shopping boosted by the early start of the holiday promotional pricing weeks ahead of Black Friday, and despite supply chain lockdowns and household […]

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‘Booming’ Texas economy sets monthly high in sales tax collections for third straight month

AUSTIN (Reuters) – Texas imposed more sales taxes than ever before in December, setting a new monthly record for the third month in a row as businesses and consumers sent in “rising” receipts from all major sectors of the state’s economy, Comptroller Glenn Hegar said Monday. Retail spending grew most strongly in electronics, appliance and […]

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Texas economy continues to rebound, though recovery is mixed

Amid coronavirus variants and supply chain issues, Texas’ economy continues to rebound, though the recovery is mixed. The state’s manufacturing sector saw growth in December, while several sectors in the service sector showed a slower pace of acceleration this month, according to new surveys from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The Dallas Fed surveys […]

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Ray Perryman: The Long-Term Prospects for the Texas Economy | Columnists

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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The Texas economy is booming; East Texas is a big reason why

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – As the country recovers from the cost of the pandemic, our state’s economy is booming. Texas has won the title of “Best State for Business” for the 17th consecutive year. This means businesses here on the Loop and throughout East Texas are seeing an increase in investment that will strengthen our […]

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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 […]

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Study Reveals Significant Impact of TXST on Texas Economy

In a study conducted by 2021-2022 Presidential Fellow William T. Chittenden, Texas State University had an economic impact that resulted in more than $2 billion in total economic activity for the State of Texas and the creation of nearly 16,000 jobs. Chittenden, who is also associate dean for graduate programs and associate professor of finance […]

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Texas economy rebounds strongly in September

Texas’ labor market rebounded strongly in September after weak hiring in August as COVID-19 cases declined as vaccinations increased and the economy continued to emerge from the pandemic. Texas employers increased payrolls by nearly 96,000 jobs last month – the most since March – after adding just 40,000 jobs in August, helping to lower the […]

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Texas economy will be fine without oil and gas, with green energy jobs: Dallas Fed

Texas has slowly moved away from oil and gas, but its economy continues to outperform. The Dallas Fed has said that in the long term, renewable energy will not dampen economic growth. Texas could be a model for what the entire US economy might look like as it transitions to green energy. Loading Something is […]

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Governor Abbott Praises Texas Economy and Business Climate at Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting | Texas Governor’s Office

October 12, 2021 | Austin, TX | Press release Governor Greg Abbott spoke today at the annual meeting of the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce. During his remarks, Governor Abbott extolled the strength of the economy and the business climate in Texas and thanked the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce for its tremendous work in […]

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Methane Tax Threatens Texas Economy

A punitive national energy tax is included in the mammoth $3.5 trillion reconciliation package now before Congress. Under the guise of reducing emissions, the tax targets oil and natural gas production and could cripple small Texas operators and all consumers. As written now, the tax would levy an annual fee of $1,500 from energy producers […]

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‘Inadequate’ COVID protections hurt Texas economy

TEXAS — The recent surge in COVID-19 cases is not only hitting the state in terms of lives lost, but it’s impacting the Texas economy. That’s according to a new report from the Perryman Group, an economic research and analysis firm in Waco. What do you want to know Recent spike in COVID-19 cases is […]

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Massive corporate relocation fuels Texas economy and housing boom

HOUSTON, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — White Commercial Real Estate (WCRE) has highlighted its unique role in helping investors capitalize on the resurgence of Texas economy, recently featured in a glowing public review by Texas governor, Greg Abbott. Like the 9and largest economy in the world by GDP, Texas remains positioned for greater economic expansion […]

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Massive corporate relocation is fueling Texas’ economy and housing boom

“Six of the ten fastest growing US counties are here in the Lone Star State. There’s no better time to buy property in Texas than right now…’ HOUSTON, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — White Commercial Real Estate (WCRE) has highlighted its unique role in helping investors capitalize on the resurgence of Texas economy, recently featured […]

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Texas economy on course for post-pandemic recovery

Several economic indicators, including employment rates, indicate the state’s economy is starting to rebound from the pandemic, according to a report from the Texas Real Estate Center. Getty Images Texas’ economy initially suffered more economic losses from the COVID-19 pandemic than from any previous crisis, according to Luis B. Torres, research economist at Texas A&M’s […]

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Texas economy buzzes as COVID-19 ebbs, giving lawmakers more to spend, Comptroller Glenn Hegar says

AUSTIN — Comptroller Glenn Hegar released a revised revenue estimate Wednesday that gives lawmakers at least $7 billion more for discretionary state spending either in the special session that begins Thursday or when they return for the regular session of 2023. To spend it in the special session, the Legislative Assembly would have to apply […]

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How Texas’ Economy Compares to Other States | Texas

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent economic shockwaves through the US economy, tripling monthly unemployment to nearly 15% and driving a more than 30% quarterly drop in GDP – by far the largest economic contraction in the world. history of the United States. No corner of the country has been spared the economic consequences of the […]

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As Texas’ economy picks up momentum, experts are wondering: will this last?

After a year of record job losses, the economies of Houston and Texas are rebounding as vaccinations increase, COVID-19 restrictions ease, and business and hiring activity rebounds. Texas employers added just under 100,000 jobs in March, the biggest wave of hiring since October, according to government statistics. In Greater Houston, employers added more than 26,000 […]

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What does the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack mean for the Texas economy?

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An extended shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline — shut down after falling victim to a ransomware attack on Sunday — could have ripple effects on the Texas economy, energy experts say. Colonial Pipeline Stretching 5,500 miles from Texas to New Jersey, the Colonial Pipeline is the largest in the United States and […]

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Texas economy ‘accelerated’, prompting Comptroller Glenn Hegar to soften his earnings outlook

AUSTIN — Comptroller Glenn Hegar released a revised revenue estimate on Monday that gives lawmakers several billion more dollars to spend when closing the next state budget this month. Hegar cited the improving performance of the state’s economy as COVID-19 restrictions began to be lifted over the past two months and vaccinations boosted consumer confidence. […]

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Uncertainty for the Dreamers is costing my business and the Texas economy

“Juan” was a bright young man who started working for my company as a packing logistics clerk right out of high school, earning money to support his family and pay for his education. He caught on quickly and quickly became one of the most effective members of my team. I called him to discuss a […]

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As Texas Economy Grows, Business Court System Loses in 20th Century

There comes a time in each of our lives when we decide to actually read the bills we are obligated to pay at the end of each month. Whether it’s the house payment, the car loan, or even the internet bill, there’s almost always a little phrase in the fine print of legalese. No matter […]

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“Do you have any milk? : dairy products are a major economic factor in the economy of Texas | Herald of Copperas Cove

‘Have milk?’ It’s a popular campaign slogan that families across the country and in Texas regularly ask for as the need for the drink increases. According to the Texas Association of Dairymen, 351 Texas Grade A Dairies, with about 586,395 cows, produced more than 14.8 billion pounds of milk, or more than 1.7 billion gallons, […]

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Arts and culture industry generates $6.1 billion for Texas economy, study finds

AUSTIN, TX, March 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Texas Cultural Trust (TXCT), a nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining and increasing support for a vibrant community Texas where the arts foster economic growth, creativity and excellence, today announced the results of a study by leading researchers. The 2021 State of the Arts Reportsupported by the Houston […]

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Copperas Cove students learn about the impact dairy has on the Texas economy

COPPERAS COVE, TX – Got any milk? It’s a popular campaign slogan that families across the country and in Texas regularly ask for as the need grows. According to the Texas Association of Dairymen, 351 Texas Grade A Dairies with approximately 586,395 cows produced more than 14.8 billion pounds of milk, or more than 1.7 […]

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Texas economy adds 32,600 jobs in January, unemployment rate remains at level

Austin, TX, March 12, 2021 — The state’s unemployment rate held steady at the turn of the year while Texas added 32,600 private sector jobs. This is half of the gross jobs added in December 2020. Texas’ seasonally adjusted total unemployment for January 2021 is set at 958,746. Data from local unemployment statistics The unemployment […]

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Turning to international trade to boost the Texas economy

It was a tough year for the Texans. An unprecedented winter storm has left millions of people without power in freezing temperatures. The COVID-19 recession has caused demand for oil and gas to plummet, sending shockwaves through the energy sector. And the virus itself has claimed the lives of more than 43,000 Texans and destroyed […]

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Freeing the Texas Economy – D Magazine

After decades of wrangling, Texas changed its laws to allow small brewers to sell beer directly to customers in 2013, punching a hole in a system that had granted exclusive distribution rights to wholesalers and retailers. Brewers could only serve beer in their drinking establishments until 2019, when another law expanded their right to sell […]

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The Port of Brownsville’s Impact on the Texas Economy is Significant

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — As the only commercial waterway on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Port of Brownsville will continue to play an important role in local, state and national economies, its manager said. Port boss Eduardo ‘Eddie’ Campirano said Texas ports lead the nation in shipping activity, handling about 25% of the nation’s cargo industry. He […]

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PPP loans inject $13.7 billion into North Texas economy? Here’s who benefited from the stimulus package

Deb and Scott Dodson ran out of options last spring at their Waxahachie bowling alley, Hilltop Lanes, after being closed for more than two months as the COVID-19 crisis swelled in Texas and across the country. The banks did not lend. They told their 20 employees to collect unemployment checks until the bowlers could return. […]

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State Business Leaders Discuss Important Role Immigrants Play in Texas Economy

AUSTIN (Nexstar) – As President-elect Joe Biden announces his economic team on Tuesday, Texas business leaders are discussing the impact of immigrants on our state’s economy. In Texas, immigrants make up about 20% of the total workforce, according to the American Immigration Council. That’s why leaders are discussing the importance of making these workers feel […]

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Regulators Can Support Texas Economy by Removing Barriers to Pipeline Construction

This year has already presented a whirlwind of challenges as a result of COVID-19, including widespread shutdowns and travel restrictions that have resulted in a significant drop in demand for natural gas and petroleum products. With potential changes in national leadership on the horizon, the future of energy and environmental policy remains uncertain. Policy makers […]

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4 charts show how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the Texas economy

SAN ANTONIO – Monthly sales tax revenue in Texas fell 13.6% in May compared to the same month last year and restaurant reservations made through an online reservation site fell 100% compared to to the previous year, as the coronavirus crisis closed dining rooms in March. The grim numbers, recently released in a report from […]

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How Manufacturing Will Support Rebuilding Texas’ Economy

The extent of the impact of COVID-19 on local businesses and communities is still unknown. Although there is uncertainty, we know the business community will need to adapt and find creative solutions to stay agile in an ever-changing business environment. The manufacturing sector is no exception. The pandemic has forced manufacturing leaders to rethink the […]

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How Texas’ economy can thrive after the wreckage of COVID-19

Texas entered 2020 – a new year and a new decade – brimming with optimism. The economy had been on track for decades and it looked like the state could ride out potential storms on the horizon, including further weakening in oil prices or halting the longest expansion in history. the United States. But just […]

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Diversified Resources and Stable Energy Policies Will Get Texas’ Economy Back on Track

As a boy, I rocked West Texas in a pickup truck with my favorite hoodlum, my Uncle Rex, a charismatic, sun-tanned storyteller who operated heavy equipment in the Permian oil patch. He was proud of his role in the growth of this state and he enjoyed telling colorful stories about the industry that brought so […]

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Texas’ economy is booming, leaving big rigs in a bind for parking spots

Like many Texans, sometimes when he’s out, Jorge Chavez is just looking for a little Chick-fil-A. Finding him behind the wheel of a big truck is harder than you might think. “We can’t go through the drive-thru window,” Chavez said as he walked around the front of the Jetco delivery hub that is his small […]

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Mr. Ray Perryman: Texas economy will improve – if COVID cooperates

The last two Texas jobs reports (May and June) were encouraging, reflecting that as businesses began to reopen, what was essentially a healthy economy before the pandemic reacted relatively quickly. However, even with those gains, Texas is still nearly 700,000 jobs below a year ago and about 900,000 below the level just before the outbreak […]

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Fronteras: The Reality of Women in the Texas Economy; The TPR Journalist’s Path to Citizenship

Texas women have come a long way, but they still lag behind men economically. Dena L. Jackson is the chief operating officer of the Texas Women’s Foundation, which released a report that examines the economic status of women in the Lone Star State. The experience of becoming a US citizen is not a quick and […]

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The short-term outlook for the Texas economy

The inevitable result of measures to “flatten the curve” and prevent a major spike in COVID-19 infections has been a significant shock to the economy. Many factors will determine the ultimate effects of the coronavirus on the economy, most of which are highly uncertain at this time. The results of the reopening of the economy […]

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How to boost the economy and humanity of Texas? Be more welcoming to LGBTQ residents — and make it law

The pandemic has resulted in millions of layoffs and furloughs, and a steep double-digit drop in revenue. And now comes an idea, requiring no federal bailout money, to boost jobs, production and tax revenue: pass a non-discrimination law to protect LGBTQ people across Texas. The timing of the proposal seems odd, given the COVID-19 crisis. […]

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Forecast for Texas economy tied to COVID-19 outcome

After the majority of 2020 so far has been spent in quarantines and statewide shutdowns, Texans should prepare for a tough rest of the year. Experts say Texas’ long-term economic outlook includes an incredibly ‘long and hard’ recession for major cities like Houston, and continued impacts on job growth, unemployment and businesses from the effects […]

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9 Ways to Make Texas’ Economy More Resilient and Fair – Houston Public Media

Waitress Fatima Hernandez talks to customers at El Tiempo Cantina. JThe nine-point Playbook for Resiliency calls for access to health care, child care and family support wages for these positions. As Texas businesses continue to reopen in phases, some public policy experts are looking further into the future. They want to make sure the Lone […]

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Texas Economy Slowly Reopens, But Our Electricity Usage Doesn’t Show It

May 27, 2020 Texas’ economy is slowly reopening as retailers, restaurants and gyms restart operations, but Texans aren’t using more electricity. Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle/Team Photographer Texas’ economy is slowly reopening as retailers, restaurants and gyms restart operations, but Texans aren’t using more electricity. The state’s grid operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, reported […]

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Public health expert weighs in on reopening Texas economy

TEXAS — Texas Governor Greg Abbott at a press conference on Monday announced the next wave of businesses allowed to resume operations amid the coronavirus pandemic. What do you want to know Phase 2 of plan to reopen Texas economy includes bars, daycare centers and many other businesses Governor Greg Abbott cited positivity rate and […]

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Illegal immigration is a boon to Texas economy, new study finds

WASHINGTON — The state of Texas earned more than $420 million from immigrants living in the state illegally in 2018, according to a new study from Rice University. The study, which replicates an outdated state comptroller report, finds that for every dollar the Texas state government spends on the roughly 1.6 million people living illegally […]

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Texas economy in ‘spin’ according to Dallas Federal Reserve

New data from the Dallas Federal Reserve shows a Texas economy in a “spin”. Words like “dipped” and “decimated” pepper the report which paints a grim picture of the state’s outlook for 2020. Texas’ economy went into hibernation in mid-March to battle COVID-19, and it precipitated massive layoffs that hit the arts and recreation sector […]

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Businesses test the waters as Texas economy begins to reopen

AUSTIN, Texas — After Governor Greg Abbott’s stay-at-home order expired last Friday, Texas entered Phase 1 of the governor’s plan to reopen the economy, with restaurants and many retailers allowed to operate at 25% capacity. Some Texas retailers began reopening on Friday Could only open to 25% capacity Dripping Springs distillery among those to reopen […]

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Impact of COVID-19 on our South Texas Economy

3News spoke to economics experts about how Coastal Bend’s economy will evolve in the coming months. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — 3News spoke with economic experts about how Coastal Bend’s economy will fare in the coming months. Even speaking with the CEO of Moda Midstream LLC about the company’s ongoing expansion efforts in Ingleside. “There are […]

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Houston businesses prepare to return to business after Abbott reopens Texas economy

Thousands of employees working from home over the past few weeks will likely return to work as early as Friday after Texas Governor Greg Abbott said some businesses could reopen after more than a month of stay-at-home orders. have closed. Companies are preparing for the return of their employees by distancing offices, buying masks and […]

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Dr. Mark McClellan on COVID-19 and the reopening of the Texas economy – Texas Monthly

Dr. Mark McClellan is one of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s advisers on the safe reopening of the state’s economy. McClellan and other health care experts have been on the phone with the governor several times a week this month. McClellan is from Austin, the son of former Republican state comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn. He also […]

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Border leaders ‘cautiously optimistic’ about reopening Texas economy

Traders and the public must continue to take common sense measures to avoid a COVID-19 outbreak, business groups say EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — The border business community reacted with cautious optimism to Governor Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen Texas’ economy by May 1. “The Governor’s order is a reasoned and well-balanced decision that […]

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Governor Abbott announces new COVID-19 measures to reopen Texas economy

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the first phase of the State of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open up Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase I, certain services and activities are allowed to open with limited occupancy, and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is issuing minimum standard […]

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‘Open Texas’ economy rally draws about 100 people to downtown El Paso

EL PASO, Texas — A group of about 100 protesters gathered in downtown El Paso on Saturday, defying stay-at-home and social-distancing orders, to stage an “Open Texas” rally aimed at making pressure on state and local authorities to reopen the economy amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The group occasionally chanted “Open Texas,” as some motorists along […]

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The success of Governor Abbott’s plan to reopen the Texas economy hinges on what we do in our cities and counties

The decision to shut down the Texas economy was a tough call. Getting back to business safely becomes an equally difficult decision. On Tuesday, Colleyville Mayor Richard Newton announced plans to relax stay-at-home orders and Dallas County Commissioners voted to extend Dallas County’s stay-at-home order through May 15. , both acting before the expiration of […]

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Texas economy takes a hit due to pandemic and oil crisis: NPR

In Texas, more than 280,000 people filed for unemployment last week. NPR’s Ailsa Chang chats with Ed Serna, the executive director of the Texas Workforce Commission, about the weekly employment numbers. AILSA CHANG, HOST: Nationwide, more than 26 million people are out of work. It only took five weeks to reach this dark milestone. Social […]

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Texas Economy to Gradually Reboot Under Abbott Plan | Covid-19

AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott on Friday announced the first steps to reopen Texas’ economy during the coronavirus pandemic, including those next week that will ease surgical restrictions at medical facilities, allow all retail stores to provide product pickups and reopen state parks. Abbott also named a “statewide strike force” dedicated to reviving the economy. […]

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Low oil prices spell trouble for Texas economy

Oil prices have hit their lowest level since oil futures trading began on the NYMEX in 1983. DALLAS, Texas — The state of Texas has likely lost at least $1 billion in revenue since January thanks to falling oil prices, a Southern Methodist University professor told the WFAA on Monday, as contracts at oil futures […]

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Abbott shares plan to reopen Texas economy, but critics say he’s playing politics by moving too fast | San Antonio News | San Antonio

Click to enlarge Instagram / @governorabbott Governor Greg Abbott shows off an executive order during a recent press conference. After hinting for days at a big plan to restart the state’s economy, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Friday that he had formed a “strike force” to oversee a phased opening of […]

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The governor is responsible for a crumbling Texas economy

It’s time to face the facts: Texas Governor Greg Abbott has not been a leader in the coronavirus crisis. He has abdicated his responsibilities to local governments and, in his own words, is “looking to Washington for guidance.” This is a very disappointing and un-Texan answer. Texans are independent, driven, and individualistic; yet the governor’s […]

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Governor Abbott to Release Details of Texas Economy Reopening Plan on Friday

This article has been updated to reflect the time of the announcement. AUSTIN (Nexstar) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott will release details of his plan on Friday to revive the Texas economy amid the coronavirus outbreak. Abbott’s communications office confirmed the announcement on Wednesday, but did not immediately share additional details on the timing or […]