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Tri-Cities sees first real economic growth since 2012; smaller NE Tenn. economies outperforming big metro areas

Last year was the best economy the Tri-Cities has seen in five years. It was the first year since … [Read More...]

Census tags winners, losers in Johnson City, Kingsport-Bristol metro areas as area economy moves to post-recession norm

The recently released American Community Survey (ACS) census data pointed to 2017 as a growth year … [Read More...]

Johnson City Aug. sales tax collections growth best this year, Kingsport-Bristol still dominates growth trend

Johnson City's metro area saw its best year-over-year sales tax collection performance in August, … [Read More...]

Sullivan Co. homes at least affordable index level in 11 years, but there’s more to the issue than just the index

Sullivan County's home affordability index decreased for the second quarter this year to an 11-year … [Read More...]

Tri-Cities job growth rate slows, August private sector wages up

The Tri-Cities nonfarm job growth rate dropped a little in August but not enough to upset a … [Read More...]

Kingsport-Bristol dominates new Q2 loan and single-family home purchase originations; region outperforms national market

Kingsport-Bristol was the Q2 hot spot for new loan and single-family home purchase originations in … [Read More...]

Local co-buyers have bigger down payments, pay above the estimated value for single-family homes

A co-buyer real estate purchase is one where multiple, unmarried buyers are listed on the sales … [Read More...]

New Census data show economic gains, losses in Tri-Cities 2 metro areas

An earlier report on the Census Bureau's 2017 American Community Survey showed last year was a … [Read More...]

New Census data shows Tri-Cities jobs, pay, income growth; public assistance declines

Despite some headwinds and stress signals, the Tri-Cities is enjoying a strong economy so far this … [Read More...]

Move-in incentives drive Tri-Cities rent indexes lower

Tri-Cities rent affordability indices for Q2 show small declines. On the surface that's good news … [Read More...]

Local home flips increase despite higher costs, lower profits

Local home flippers were paying more for homes, and in all but one county their gross profits were … [Read More...]

Hyper-local look at Tri-Cities housing markets – what’s hot, what’s warm

There's no argument that the Tri-Cities housing market is pretty hot. Every city and county market … [Read More...]

Kingsport-Bristol knocks sales tax collections out of the park, again

Despite some soft spots in the overall economy, sales tax collections in the Kingsport-Bristol … [Read More...]

Sullivan, Greene counties bright spots in lackluster Tri-Cities area new home market

Tri-Cities new home construction is lagging last year with two exceptions. Sullivan and Greene … [Read More...]

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