GOLDMAN: Actually, Small Business Is NOT The Engine Of US Job Creation

One of the more common beliefs about the U.S. labor market is that small businesses are the engine of job creation. But in a new 10-page research note on the impact of small business on jobs, Goldman Sachs' economist Kris Dawsey argues that's not … [Read more...]

Memorial Blvd. Dollar General Market latest entry in area’s hyper-competitive grocery sector

Dollar General is opening its first area market store Saturday. It’s the latest entry into the area’s  hyper-competitive grocery sector. DG Markets operate on the lower tier of the grocery sector and according to press reports have performed as … [Read more...]

Job losses continue at slower pace in Johnson City MSA during July

The good news about Johnson City’s July labor market report is half of the industry sectors were flat when compared to June. Only one sector - retail trade - saw job gains. Five reported losses. The bottom line: one hundred jobs were added and 600 … [Read more...]

Job heat charts show some Johnson City MSA, Kingsport-Bristol labor sectors struggling

The Tri-Cities labor market losing the struggle to hold its own against last year’s numbers. Middle Tennessee State University’s Business and Research Center came out with its July jobs heat charts this week for the Kingsport-Bristol and Johnson … [Read more...]