Kingsport-Bristol, Johnson City private sector workers take a thumping in June

Tri-Cities private sector workers hit a speed bump in June. They were working more hours than they did before the recession and getting less money for it. A good way to look at the local private sector jobs situation is using June 2008 as a … [Read more...]

Is the Tri-Cities ready for the older population tidal wave?

A survey that was part of a joint effort by the National Council on Aging, UnitedHealthcare and USA TODAY, included interviews with 1,007 adults 60 and older and a comparison group of 1,000 ages 18-59. It found: •33% of older Americans surveyed … [Read more...]

Do retailers think spending is picking up – mixed numbers in the Tri-Cities

The White House says President Obama’s speech today in Chattanooga will focus on manufacturing and high wage jobs. The speech will be at that city’s Amazon.com plant. The web giant announced plans Monday to hire  5,000 employees in its 17 U.S. … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities ranks 2nd in E. Tenn. high-end new home permits

High-end new homes are a silver lining to an otherwise dreary half-year report for Tri-Cities counties monitored by The Market Edge. The Market Edge defines a high-end home as one with over 4,000 square feet or a permit value over $400,000. There … [Read more...]