Texas won't be immune to the economic woes affecting the rest of the country, but it will do better than most of the states, said Bernard Weinstein of the Center for Economic Development and Research at the University of North Texas.

Weinstein delivered the keynote luncheon address yesterday at The Bond Buyer's 13th Annual Public Finance Conference. He said the state would be insulated from the worst affects of what he called "The Great Recession of 2008-2010" because of the rapid growth of its major metropolitan areas over the last two decades.

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