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-- banks continue to outperform their national counterparts -- big banks since the recovery.
-- -- my next guest calls over regulated business environment has banks actually do pretty good this year Dick Evans as the -- the CEO of Cullen/Frost bankers.
Andy joins me now you -- let's first talk about.
You're -- your stock at an all time high yesterday.
It sure did negative it's great.
And tried -- -- an all time high.
For the hundred plus years we've been a business.
I mean that's that's pretty impressive I mean and that you're your performance goes along with this -- regional banks have been where I had several analysts from the show and say.
Regional banks are much better than the big banks but yeah so complaining about regulation to talking about the open.
I think we had a dump -- bill and Dodd-Frank has what I referred through it and and I think the real.
I think there -- -- -- that opportunity.
For this country if and over regulation is is -- firmness from growing even more.
We get your stock was performing so well so -- look at that chart I think he's doing pretty -- Cullen/Frost is doing pretty good even though.
As you call the dump -- bella Dodd-Frank is -- is being put it applies -- mean they're grown so now.
Well we're working hard and and the other thing is Texas is a great market it's a bit I know -- -- market but it's got good diversification.
-- I buy things about energy but there's technology there's exports.
There's construction but -- impostors.
Do you think that being in a state like Texas -- have no state income tax we have more business -- corporate tax environment do you think that that helps.
When you have a bank like yourself is catering to businesses obviously businesses or recombinant taxes only -- California we know that.
I think is tremendous.
View you know businesspeople want a place that's -- form and Texas -- that -- and that's the reason.
All the U haul trucks are headed to Texas what do you think this is so great -- cut intended opposite Texas.
Well I've I think it's all the things you say I mean it is is is just a great market people enjoy a business they.
A -- -- so passionate about customers who is and and customers are wanna do business you know.
People don't wanna go and reversed they -- bill and they wanna continue to go forward and that's how Texans think.
When you have small business owners -- -- -- large business owners come and your bank that one of finance of the and they wanna grow something what types of loans are they asking for and what -- the projects that they're doing and curious -- the growth story it is in the state right now.
You've got and I got here right.
There's a lot of factors I mean we've got 52 fortune 500 companies and so you've got.
-- -- smaller and middle sized companies -- that are supporting that growth.
And I like to thank you so they came into the -- they -- by but I hope we're all gone out and call an all male because that's what.
Our great staff is bill is going out hustling business showing them how to focus I think there's a couple things even though there's dump truck bills here.
We can sit here and whine about it but what we've got to do is -- help businesses.
Take they're great niches and expand and that's what we're doing every day and and and we came through it where people have to -- or replace computers and equipment and those sort of -- but now they're cautiously starting to explain.
It's interesting at least and -- taxes we hope to see that in other parts of the country.
As -- it'll take that lead all right Dick Evans of course from call -- prospect determine the CEO pretty isn't business it's great day thank you very much thank you part.
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