Noted economist Dr. Ray Perryman to speak at upcoming conference
Bruce Alsobrook | News-Telegram Editor

Nov. 22, 2006 - Dr. Ray Perryman, founder and president of the Perryman Group and regarded by some as one of the world’s most influential and innovative economists, has been tabbed as the featured speaker at an upcoming conference hosted by the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber-sponsored "Economic Outlook Conference" for the Northeast Texas area — including Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Titus and Delta counties — is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center.

The conference is designed to provide insight into economic trends and important issues affecting the business community in the region. Business leaders can learn how these trends can impact their industries and gain insight on economic forecasting for the area.

The conference will also provide information on changes that 2007 will bring, and economic trends that business leaders should watch for.

Perryman is president and chief executive officer of The Perryman Group, an economic research and consulting firm headquartered in Waco. He will deliver a message on "How the Economies of the State, Nation and World Will Affect Northeast Texas."

It won't be the first time Perryman has studied the correlation between global trade and the Northeast Texas economy. In 2001, Perryman compiled an economic study of the Hopkins County area. He said the three major catalysts — demographics, technology, and global trade — would shape the future economy.

"This area has a great school system, good health care for a community of this size, and good, skilled workers," Perryman told a crowd of about 750 during a speech at the 2001 Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet. "There is every reason for this area to be economically successful, but it takes effort from every part of the community.

"Communities do not stand still — they either grow or decline," Perryman added. "It takes a lot of hard work, but you have all the resources to achieve that [growth]. You are well positioned."

For more information about the upcoming conference, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 903-885-6515, or visit www.sulphursprings-tx.com and click on the link to the North East Texas Economic Outlook Conference.

By BRUCE ALSOBROOK

News-Telegram Managing Editor

Dr. Ray Perryman, regarded by some as one of the world’s most influential and innovative economists, has been tabbed as the featured speaker at an upcoming conference hosted by the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber-sponsored "Economic Outlook Conference" for the Northeast Texas area — including Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Titus and Delta counties — is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center.

The conference is designed to provide insight into economic trends and important issues affecting the business community in the region. Business leaders can learn how these trends can impact their industries and gain insight on economic forecasting for the area.

�� The conference will also provide information on changes that 2007 will bring, and economic trends that business leaders should watch for.

�� Perryman is president and chief executive officer of The Perryman Group, an economic research and consulting firm headquartered in Waco. He will deliver a message on "How the Economies of the State, Nation and World Will Affect Northeast Texas."

It won't be the first time Perryman has studied the correlation between global trade and the Northeast Texas economy. In 2001, Perryman compiled an economic study of the Hopkins County area. He said the three major catalysts — demographics, technology, and global trade — would shape the future economy.

"This area has a great school system, good health care for a community of this size, and good, skilled workers," Perryman told a crowd of about 750 during a speech at the 2001 Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet. "There is every reason for this area to be economically successful, but it takes effort from every part of the community.

"Communities do not stand still — they either grow or decline," Perryman added. "It takes a lot of hard work, but you have all the resources to achieve that [growth]. You are well positioned."

For more information about the upcoming conference, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 903-885-6515, or visit www.sulphursprings-tx.com and click on the link to the North East Texas Economic Outlook Conference.

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