Following the COVID-19 pandemic, how will North Louisiana recover from the unprecedented shutdown of our economy? Nobel Prize nominated economist, Dr. Ray Perryman of The Perryman Group, will provide an overview on the pandemic’s economic impact on our regional economy, and what business, political and community leaders can do to restore economic vitality and enhance our resiliency. Save the date for “The Price of a Pandemic” on Tuesday, June 9th at 2:00 pm. The Zoom webinar is sponsored by Argent Financial Group and North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) at no cost to you.
Dr. Ray Perryman is President and CEO of The Perryman Group, an economic research and analysis firm based in Waco, Texas. His firm has served the needs of more than 2,500 clients, including two-thirds of the Global 25, over half of the Fortune 100, the 12 largest technology firms in the world, 10 US Cabinet Departments, the 9 largest firms in the US, the 6 largest energy companies operating in the US and the 5 largest US banking institutions.
In 2004, Dr. Perryman was nominated for a Nobel Prize in economics. He recently received the 2019 Chairman's Award for Lifetime Achievement in Economic Development from the International Economic Development Council and the 2019 "Go Global" Award from the International Trade Council as the outstanding global economic analyst for his work on trade, energy, the environment and other international issues. He is a past recipient of the Outstanding Texas Leader Award, the 2012 Texan of the Year, awarded the 2013 Baylor University Distinguished Service Medal, inducted into the Texas Leadership Hall of Fame in 2014, received the 2016 Cesar E. Chavez Legacy Award for his humanitarian efforts, and was named the Most Dynamic Economic Researcher in the US in 2018 by Global Business Insights. He has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Institute for Advanced Studies.