Mitch Cox gets Tupelo Honey contract for Johnson City railroad depot

Johnson City, TENN. – On February 20th, management of the well-anticipated Tupelo Honey Cafe in Johnson City brought on board local general contractor Mitch Cox Construction to complete the transformation of the historic Carolina, Clinchfield, and … [Read more...]

Is there a bottom-line to the Tri-Cities jobs situation?

News that the local labor market has posted the worst Q4 job losses since 2009 was a shocker to some. It’s a reminder of the truth to the frog and boiling water story. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a chart that shows the 2007-2013 monthly … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities saw largest job losses since recession in Q4 2013; 7th quarterly jobs decline

According to ETSU economist Dr. Steb Hipple,  Tri-Cities metro area suffered the largest job losses since the recession year of 2009 during the fourth quarter of 2013.. "Employment has now declined for the past seven quarters. "The growing … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities housing market gets off to cold start, but one-month doesn’t make a trend

There was a decidedly negative tone to news and commentary about January’s housing report. A winter that is nowhere near normal caused many buyers to hunker down at home so sales were down. Affordability has taken a hit, interest rates are higher and … [Read more...]