Texas’ most populous metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) typically drive overall economic growth, with a large and growing majority of business activity and job gains.  Over the next five years, The Perryman Group’s forecast indicates...
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Secretary of State David Whitley has urged passage of legislation that would increase in capital for the North American Development Bank and expand the scope of projects eligible for financing.
The United States and China have been attempting to negotiate a trade agreement for a while, but as I am writing, no deal has been reached. The sooner, the better.  Tariffs (which are largely...
PHARR, RGV - The president of Zuko Industrial Construction says the Rio Grande Valley needs to say a big thank you to Mexico for building the Mazatlán to Matamoros superhighway. As a result of...
Every day, nearly $1.7 billion in products cross the US-Mexico border. Trade volume has grown substantially, more than doubling over the past 20 years and up 55 percent between 2010 and 2018.
WACO, Texas - The current slowdown at the U.S.-Mexico border is causing substantial economic harms, according to a study by the Perryman Group. The study was commissioned by IBC Bank in support of the...
In nine states, unemployment rates have fallen to their lowest levels since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) began keeping such data. In 20 states (including Texas), unemployment levels have fallen below four percent,...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Henry Cuellar quizzed Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Cuellar wanted to know why so many Customs and Border Protection officers were taken from land port...
The Texas economy is coming off a very strong 2018, and the state is attracting more major corporate locations and expansions than any other by a wide margin. At the same time, Texas’ most significant export industry,...
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Border Trade Alliance has joined Congressman Henry Cuellar in welcoming a new report that shows U.S. gross domestic product and jobs increasing under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. The 375-page...

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