A group of East Texans gathered to hear about the local and national economy. Dr. Ray Perryman, an Economist, presented the outlook for Tyler and Longview. One issue many want to know, how will the proposed closing of the Goodyear Plant effect the economy.
"Overall this area has a nice diverse economy both from the health care sector and there is a lot of encouraging things happening in some areas. There are a lot of good things going on in the economy in addition to the one unfortunate thing that is happening. So we feel good about the area," says Dr. Perryman.
Dr. Perryman estimates about 9,000 jobs will come to this area in the next 5 years.