The economy has been booming over the past 12 months and Louisiana Economist Dr. Loren Scott tells KEEL News you shouldn't believe those who want to claim the economy started to take off long before Donald Trump took over as President.

Dr. Scott says those claims are simply not true and he explains why.

Dr. Scott says we could see economic growth top the 5% mark this year which would be huge for businesses and families. He says mid income American families will start to see more money in their paychecks in February when the federal tax cuts kick in. Dr. Scott says this will give the economy another jump start and he anticipates this will continue for many months.

He also predicts continued job growth for all of 2018. He says the quick action by the President to get rid of burdensome government regulations has played a major role in job growth across the nation.