Third quarter permits push Tri-Cities new home construction higher than last year

Third-quarter new home construction in Sullivan, Washington and Carter counties was enough to give the seven-county Tri-Cities region a 9.9% year-to-date improvement over last year. The latest report from The Market Edge shows Q3 was the only … [Read more...]

Local employers plan job fair in Gray to connect veterans to jobs

The Tennessee Department of Labor, Dollar General and several major employers have joined to connect veterans with jobs. The Paychecks for Patriots initiative will include hiring fairs to be held on Oct. 17 in 13 sites throughout the state and will … [Read more...]

Median Kingsport-Bristol family income takes $38 a week hit in recovery; part-time workers increase

NOTE: An earlier version of this report erroneously reported the monthly increase for full-time male and female workers salaries as a weekly increase.  ------------ Here’s another quick look at how Kingsport-Bristol is recovering from the Great … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities retail sales tax collections hit year-to-year high in August, but…….

Tri-Cities retail sales tax collections saw their best year-to-year performance in August. Compared to August last year collections in the seven-county area were up 5.6%. And, according to MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center seasonally … [Read more...]