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Texas Medical Center Continues To Deliver For Houston Economy

CEO Robert Robbins talks about the Texas Medical Center and what it does for Houston.

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Robert Robbins, president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center, says its economic impact has been estimated to be up to $35 billion for the region.

The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical complex in the world.

The institutions that are part of it employ more than 106,000 people, making the Medical Center the single-largest employer in Houston – and that's one reason the current oil slump is not hurting Houston's economy as much as in the 1980s.

For this week's Bauer Business Focus, News 88.7's Florian Martin spoke with the president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center, Robert Robbins.

Dr. Robbins will receive the 2016 International Citizen of the Year award from the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston this month.

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Florian Martin

Florian Martin

Business Reporter

Florian Martin is the News 88.7 business reporter and also covers criminal justice, guns and shootings.Florian's stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters, the Houston Press Club, National Association of...

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