Economists to give veteran impact report

Published on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 23:45 - Written by Staff Reports

Economists on Friday will give a report in Tyler on the economic impact veterans have on the community.

The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce’s veterans and government affairs committees are hosting a free event at 10 a.m. at The University of Texas at Tyler Ornelas Activity Center.

Dr. JoJo Estrada, economist with the Texas Comptroller’s Office, and Dr. Lila Valencia, with the Texas Demographer’s Office, will present the results of a study they conducted.

The report measures the contributions of veteran’s spending in Tyler/Smith County. The UT Tyler College of Business and Technology will also present the results of focus groups held with veterans in April.