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THURSDAY: TPPF and the Manhattan Institute host a policy primer discussing the success of Texas cities

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation is teaming up with the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research to host “The Texas Story Continues: Understanding which U.S. Metros are Leading, Lagging, and Why” on Thursday, June 26, 2014, from 11:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Texas State Capitol Legislative Conference Center located in room E2.002.
In an uneven economic recovery, some cities have managed to not only survive but thrive. According to the latest national study by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, the Lone Star State stands shoulders above the rest of the nation, with four of America’s top ten performing metropolitan areas claiming Texas as their home. In this study, co-authors Tom Gray and Robert Scardamalia shed light on why Texas cities are flourishing while others are floundering, providing important lessons for policymakers and business leaders across the United States. The discussion will focus on the future of American cities and how Texas cities are lighting a path forward. Panelists include: 
  • The Honorable Jerry Morales – Mayor, City of Midland, Texas
  • Tom Gray – Contributing Author, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  • Don Baylor, Jr. – Senior Policy Analyst for Economic Opportunity, Center for Public Policy Priorities
  • The Honorable Chuck DeVore – Senior Fellow for the Center for Fiscal Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation 
To learn more please contact Kristen Indriago at or 512.472.2700.
The Honorable Chuck DeVore is the Vice President of Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He served six years in the California Assembly and is the author of “The Texas Model: Prosperity in the Lone Star State and Lessons for America. 
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin.

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