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Despite Oil Slump, East Texas Economy Will Flourish in 2016, Says Perryman


Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk reflects on the prediction of Texas economist Dr. Ray Perryman that the East Texas economywill outperform the state as a whole and the nation in 2016, despite the slide in oil prices and the the stock market slump.  Perryman says the East Texas economy is much more diverse than it once was, naming health care, real estate, construction, and higher education as strong areas.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.
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