Professor -- doctor john hill -- looking at the state's economy...and it will be impacted...he says hurricane harvey will certainly compromise texas' position as a major exporter..
"it's not only going to change the commodity price of these building materials, but it's also something that people that are trying to employ folks in neighboring regions and neighboring states... that's going to be an issue too.
People are going to go down there to help out in the effort or find employment in the effort.
So, for a period, you're going to have a lot of demands, sucking employees out of other parts of the state."
Doctor hill says -- long-term -- the aftermath will be somewhat of a benefit ...because the federal money will be coming in and the coastal area will be able to rebuild and construct any dated buildings... 3 3